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Have you read ‘The Fear Index’ by Robert Harris?

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Have you read ‘The Fear Index’ by Robert Harris?


If you have been keeping up with the Wall Street Meltdown in 2008 you will have a clear understanding how it happened and who was the cause of it. Have I got your attention? Well Robert Harris had mine I read this book in three days and if I did not need to conduct Real Estate, show properties, present proposals for listings and write blog posts I would have read it in one day!


As a loyal fan of Robert Harris’s books it was easy for me to pick up the book and feel confident that it will be worth the money & the read! As some of you know, I have mentioned a few of his books that are must read: (‘The Ghost’ US ed. British ed. “The Ghost Writer”; “Fatherland” & “Pompeii” to name a few) and of course Special mention is needed for “Archangel”(  )

Robert Harris writer of the Fear Index


Not wanting to be a spoiler: Science, Technology, Super Computers, Thinking computers and Greedy Economists, Scientists all mixed together is the story. Is it believable? If we did not have the problem in 2008 at Wall Street, (when they had to stop the stock market trading so we would not have a meltdown of the stock market), I would say the story is ‘Not believable’ it is way too ‘Futuristic’. Now that we know it happened, as far as I am concerned, it is an explanation of’ how it happened’.  Just to give you a small taste the Title: ‘Fear Index’ comes from ‘The Volatility Index’ of Wall Street. The main character has developed a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that predicts movements in the financial markets with uncanny accuracy. His hedge fund, based in Geneva, makes billions of dollars.

This book is about real time quotes, delayed quotes and expectations of what will happen based on current events! Science, Technology & current events meet Venture Capitalists!

Reads like a true story and at the same time you cannot put the book down because you need to know what will happen next and will there be a happy ending?

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