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Liar's Poker
By Michael Lewis
9/10 from 1 review
Categories: Business
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1 review
Heart of Darkness set in 1980s Wall Street
A riveting, personal journey through the moral vacuum of The City, as Michael Lewis rises through the ranks to become a Big Swinging Dick trader in the London and Wall Street offices of Salomon Brothers.

Gordon Gecko wouldn't have lasted 2 seconds with some of the real-life characters depicted here. Heaven knows how he got some of it past the libel lawyers.

Lewis rides a tension between the self-disgust born of objectivity, and an underlying realisation that at the time he loved every minute of it...
Rating: 9/10
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Posted by Tomski on Wed, 18th July 2001, 2:58pm
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