Flash Boys (2014) The stock market is rigged, and Lewis, author of Liar's Poker and Moneyball , shows us exactly how in a fast-paced tale backed by gutsy… 2014-03-31 Nonfiction W. W. Norton & Company
Book Review

Flash Boys (2014)

FLASH BOYS Michael Lewis
FLASH BOYS Michael Lewis
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 31, 2014; Writer: Michael Lewis; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

The stock market is rigged, and Lewis, author of Liar's Poker and Moneyball, shows us exactly how in a fast-paced tale backed by gutsy reporting. ''The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it's comforting,'' writes Lewis, who then proceeds to blow up that image. The book's good guy, a trader at the Royal Bank of Canada, investigates the way the high-speed exchanges that process stock purchases were — and are — siphoning off billions of dollars a year from investors. If you own stock, you need to read Flash Boys...and then call your broker. A-

Originally posted Apr 02, 2014 Published in issue #1306 Apr 11, 2014 Order article reprints