Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. McKenzie's reply:
I recently raced through Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys, his take on high-frequency trading and its effect on Wall Street. I’m a big fan of Lewis’, having read Liar’s Poker, Moneyball and The Big Short. I feel like he’s the Bill Bryson of financial journalism—someone who can take big, complicated ideas (like Bryson did in A Short History of Nearly Everything) and break them down into compelling, digestible (and often funny) pieces. This book was no exception, though I did find that Lewis took a more extreme point of view than I’ve noticed in his previous books—there are clearly those wearing the “white hats” and those wearing the “black hats”. I’m also not sure that his overall thesis—that the stock market is rigged—is true, but I say that while knowing I can never put in the hours to look into this so that I could say this with any authority. That being said: highly entertaining and I read it in two days.Visit Catherine McKenzie's website.
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