Michael Lewis is one of our generation’s most influential business writers, having penned the Wall Street classic Liar’s Poker (even I read that one), the professional sports classic Moneyball (hey, I read that one, too), along with assorted other gems on the would-be masters of the universe (here’s a page-turner about Iceland ).

Why am I telling you this?  Well, because his new book, The Big Short has arrived, and with it the obligatory lengthy excerpt at Vanity Fair.

Please let me know what you think.

Oh, for good measure, here’s what he reads.