Mise à jour du 16 juin 2015: droits cédés au Sousol
Tenu secret pendant des mois, le nouveau titre de Michael Lewis, auteur du bestseller THE BIG SHORT (LE CASSE DU SIÈCLE, Sonatine Éditions), que Brad Pitt et Paramount Picture veulent porter sur grand écran, est sorti hier aux États-Unis.
FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT
WW Norton, March 31st 2014
If you still imagine Wall Street as a bunch of alpha males standing on trading floor and shouting at each other…you need to forget that image.
That world is dead. Now, the world’s money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your money don’t know what’s happening to it. And the very few who do aren’t about to tell – because they’re making a killing. This is a market that’s rigged, out of control and out of sight; a market in which the chief need is for speed; and in which traders would do anything to gain a microsecond. Blink, and you’ll miss it.
In FLASH BOYS, Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on. It’s the story of what it’s like to declare war on some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It’s about taking on an entire system. And it’s about the madness that has taken hold of the financial markets today. And at its center a firm called IEX that has created a separate exchange where everyone — fast or super fast — is safe to trade. And the story is told with Michael Lewis’s usual incredible flair best described by Malcolm Gladwell: “I read Michael Lewis for the same reason I watch Tiger Woods. I’ll never play like that. But it’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.”
Rights have already been sold in the UK (Penguin) and Germany (Campus).