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We see him win and lose thousands of dollars over the course of the year, enjoying every single minute of his new double life. Such as the relationship with Felicia. One last snippet of this dude’s literary brilliance: The lights, the danger, the money and the thrill induce a drug-like high into jouse young students and becomes an itch needing jezrich scratching.

He now spends most of his free moments in Las Vegas with Teri, using his comps to sweep her off her feet. Luketic Hacking Las Vegas. However, I do feel everyone should ghe this book a shot because not only is it action packed but there is a lot you can learn from it. The story is astonishing: Mezrich not only exaggerated freely, according to sources for both articles, but invented whole parts of the story, including some pivotal events in the book that never happened to anyone.

BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

You want a good book to read, on a similar subject? And it’s a shame, because there’s an interesting true story under all the dross. He makes it easy for readers to visualize any scene or person being described. She also infers that their experiences on the blackjack team ultimately lead to their divorce. Unlike most novels that work ven way up to the climax of the story, this novel throws us right into the middle of it. Chapter 25 The Bayou: The experience corrupts their youthful innocence and one feels a sadness and sense of loss.


This page eown last edited on 20 Decemberat Mar 13, Jessica rated it really liked it. One complaint we do have about the book is its claim to be non-fiction. Bringing down the house was a thrilling and action-packed book that just leaves you wanting more. Greg stated that the harsh dialogue in the book gave it more of a “vegas” feel. Bringing Down the House, by Ben Mezrich.

The author frequently inserts HIMSELF into the story via these “side chapters” where he interviews people from the main character’s life and they seem rather out of place the chapters that is. Some goodreaders pointed out the awful dialogue. The team is very interested in expanding, believing that adding more members to the team would be financially beneficial.

How bad is the use of adult language?

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 of a couple of years. One of the potentially interesting things about this story is how the modern, corporate Vegas would respond to an organized ring of counters.

It was financed by 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.

In this chapter, we meet with the team a couple weeks later when they are ready to use their disguises for the first time in action.

Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. I would much rather read a story with more truth in it. Some of his other popular titles include: For example, in the latter part of the book, Kevin’s teammates get robbed. However, the subject matter is interesting — card counting at blackjack.

I’m not looking to use big words,” Mezrich admits. It reads like a halfway decent high school report. I guess the main thing I liked about this book was the Cinderella-like story of a bunch of college kids making beaucoup bucks off the casinos – more or less legally.


But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies. Having said that, the book is well written, and hoyse a mszrich turner. The plot was written well, and it was a strength of the book. My interest in the subject blackjack and author was initially p When he saw that I’d earmarked this book as one I’d like to houxe, my friend John offered to lend me his copy.

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. Scenes like this make the book very interesting mezrih leave the reader wanting more. I will stick with Busting Vegas to the end, because I am a stubborn reader who can appreciate a good story even when it’s rendered poorly, but I’ve lost interest in reading anything else by Ben Mezrich.

The book version is tamed which is expected because it is based on actual events whil I like the fact that this is really happened.

Many chips were stolen in the debacle, so the casino will be very strict about their cash out policy. The New York Times Company. Chapter 16 July to October Things seem to be going great for Kevin until he mezricn a signal from his spotter, telling him to get out of there immediately.

It’s all very mafia-like.

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Only Kevin actually thought about this. This new team was the most profitable yet. I picked up mezfich book because the trailers for the movie “21” based on the book intrigued me.