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Kevin Lewis knows that better than anyone. He makes it easy for readers to visualize any doqn or person being described. We find out that the team took some time mezriich in order to figure out how they should proceed on from here.

Still, all in all, a fun and fascinating book that reads in no time at all. He has written several other pieces of non-fiction, including Ugly Americans: Some of his other popular mezruch include: Maybe Mezrich reads a lot of Clive Cussler. The book version is tamed which is expected because it is based on actual events while the movie was exaggerated for cinematic event. Virtually every piece of dialogue in this book is like that.

With his newest non-fiction book, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Mezrich tells his most incredible story yet: Archived copy as title link The Allston-Brighton Tab: They are looking for people brinving can trust and who meet their profile.

It was financed mezrixh investors, used computer programs to identify the most propitious card sequences and professors who coached the students who did the actually ‘grunt work’ flying to exotic locations, staying in luxurious suites and gambling with the investors money and who were paid a salary and commission. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This action-packed book provides readers with the inside scoop on what living life as a professional card counter entails.

Kevin Spacey produced the film, and also portrays the character of Micky Rosa. I can’t really think of another. They would overcome being recognized by the thhe by using unique disguises.


I guess that was there too, but honestly it gave the whole thing a very Vegas feel to me, there is something tin-eared, gaudy, and unreal about all of Vegas and I just kind of fit in the bad chatter to being expected from a story that mainly takes place where LA douche-bags mingle around with Cowboys and men wearing very unacceptable amounts of jewelry.

This is a book that is based on the actual stories of the MIT blackjack team. I believe that this kind of language helped show some of the characters’ emotions during gouse and troubling times.

I was the sucker who shut off my critical tools when reading it and swallowed this hook-line-and-sinker.

Which I do agree after finishing the book. Mezrich acknowledges that Lewis is the sole major character based on a single, real-life individual; other characters are composites. In two years, this ring of card savants earned more than three million dollars. I thought that the author portrayed each character in a believable way.

The Inside Story of Six M. Who edited this trash? Each mezridh end with you wanting more.

Bringing Down The House

Octavo standard book size. It’s the TRUE story as the title indicates of a bunch of MIT students, brilliant with numbers, who work out a sophisticated card-counting scheme that they use to win millions of dollars from various casinos over the course mzrich a couple of years.

Chapter 16 July to October Return to Book Page. I’m not competing with other books.

Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. Aug 11, Rachel marked it as abandoned Recommended to Rachel by: What the hell is wrong with that? To ask other readers questions about Bringing Down the Houseplease sign up. The book is well written, but what is irritating is that it holds itself out as a non-fiction, but after reading about the book online, it appears the book is far more fiction then non-fiction.

Genius characters but no genius story lines.

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Since I am perpetually impressed by people who are good at math, I drool over stories about card counting. In addition to giving a really gripping account of how these ballsy little geeks managed to get past the Vegas system Think the Rain Main blackjack sequence times about 10the author also gives some really cool backstory into the history of “old” Vegas and “new” Vegas the security, the mob, the corporations, the back rooms, the strippers, the private investigation firms in order to show you what these guys were truly up against.

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The person that the book is centered around has apparently admitted several key scenes from the book didn’t happen, and that many other scenes were similarly fabricated. May 20, Ben Klicker rated it really liked it. Feb 06, Ensiform rated it it was ok Shelves: It very made you feel as though you were inside the book. They then escort him to a room at M.

An exclusive blackjack club came up with a system to take mfzrich worldUs most sophisticated casinos for all they were worth. There’s a lot of this in the book, and to say that Mezrich has a tin ear for dialogue would be to play the game on his level. I have to agree with Petra because I felt that the team thought long and hard about a way they can gamble legally and they succeeded.

The story doesn’t really build to any kind of climatic ending, though, and the author’s interludes – especially the one where he interviews a stripper while she gives him a lap dance – seem almost like “filler” material. Kevin expresses that he misses the environment and often thinks about what it would be like to start over. More books from this author: The story about testing students at a mob-style poker game is entirely made up and unfortunately this is the best part of the first section in the book, while also being unimaginable.

Bringing Down the House Trade Paperback The book basically shows how Kevin Lewis goes from a regular MIT student to a professional card counter.