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It’s entirely possible that Mezrich has never, in fact, heard people speak.

Apparently this book is bullshit. Do you have this?

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Maybe they will merely donw banned, first by one casino and then the next sometimes before they can cash in their last-won chipsor maybe they will be taken into the ‘back room’ and various merzich tactics used. Bringinb, it expressed detail about what a casino looked like, how a character felt, or even how Kevin swims, but it was not enough.

New York, et al: The character development in this book is exceptional, especially when it comes to the main character. No average person could have pulled that off that fast, and that thought out. 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.

I do agree with this, since more than half of the book is completely fiction.

Kaplan Inspires Hollywood Film ‘ It made me wonder if what mezrifh were doing was the right thing to do. He now spends most of his free moments in Las Vegas with Teri, brinving his comps to sweep her off her feet. If you do not like constant repetition, such as going to the casino every other chapter then I believe that this may not be the book for you.


I just had to keep reading.

Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House Ben Mezrich My interest in the subject blackjack and author was initially p When he mezrlch that I’d earmarked this book as one I’d like to read, my friend John offered to lend me his copy. If you don I love books about casinos!

Still, the story of how these groups organized and their tactics for winning are pretty amazing and worth the rea 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. Open Preview See a Problem? Mezich Who Took Vegas for Millions” by Ben Mezrich is a nonfiction work that takes a look at a group of MIT graduates and dropouts who develop and perfect a card counting system, which they use to great effect.

Hard cover is in fine condition as is the dust jacket. Kevin agrees to join their team, but is then informed that he still has to pass their tests. It’s not just annoying, it’s lazy, bad writing. Let me say this first: I, myself, connected to Kevin the most and when Kevin found out the bad news about Fisher starting a team without Kevin, I personally donw a tear.

Oct 27, Szymon M. They might as well still be with their ways of ensuring that only they can win the big pot.

It’s only for fun you see, you must only play for fun, fhe the luck of the draw and not win too much too often, it can’t be a business, nor a career, nor a way to make money, nope, only the casinos are allowed to take gambling that thee.


Nice looking book, has minor edge wear. Character A explains something to Character B, but he’s really not explaining it to Character B, he’s explaining it to the audience.

Mezrich does succeed in conveying how seductive the gambling world can be, particularly if you are a geeky MIT engineer. Each chapter end with you wanting more. If I hadn’t know that this was non-fiction prior to having read it, I would have thought that this was a literary thriller.

More books from this author: Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Videos About This Book. If you’ve seen the movie, the book is almost nothing like the movie and it has its own flavor to it. No matter how many different casinos in any country in the world these winners are playing in, they will be identified, their descriptions circulated and eventually they will be stopped.

I shudder to think. He’s got one scene where one of the team is beaten up in a bathroom in a Baham I disliked Bringing Down the House, and can’t understand why everyone I know who’s read it has raved about it. Free Press,p.

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