A fascinating read. Michael Lewis has a well-deserved reputation for taking dry, complex subjects and making them accessible and interesting. He earns it pretty well here. There are still a lot of things I don't understand about the financial markets in which this book is set, but I got what I needed to enjoy this book. His biggest trick, of course, is simply personalizing the issue. It doesn't have to be about what it's about; it can be about the people involved. Which is pretty much what carries this book. But he's done a good job choosing his characters, and a great job bringing them to life.
I probably should have read Liar's Poker as an introduction to his work, and maybe I'll do that one next. But I enjoyed this one quite a bit.