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Bringing Down The House

If you delve past the surface, you will find out that it is not actually a true story all of the time. Jan 23, Brian rated it did not like it. I disagree with the statement that the book is boring and unable to keep a person interested.

Archived January 11,at the Wayback Machine. Blackjack books Free Press publisher books Non-fiction books about gambling Massachusetts Institute of Technology student life. Kevin takes the initiative to break up with Felicia, who he had been dating for over a year now.

A film adaptation of the book, titled 21 so as not to cause confusion with the unrelated Queen Latifah vehicle Bringing Down the Housewas released in theaters on March 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Free Press,p. With his newest non-fiction book, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Mezrich tells his most incredible story yet: Mar 23, Pei Pei rated it it was ok Shelves: Interesting story, pedestrian writing.

Is that what business school actually does to people? Oh, I guess I should tell you how it ends: However when they switch to a nearby casino, it becomes obvious very quickly that they are not houde there.

Apparently this book is bullshit.

Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! They should have described the book as “inspired by true events”. The cown seemed the same and I imagine that the main character actually hooked up with the rams cheerleader a couple of times, but the book makes it seem as though they dated for years.


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. Archived copy as title link The Allston-Brighton Tab: Done improperly, hluse annoying as fuck; the worst parts of Casino Royale were the bits with the twit in the casino explaining how poker works to the presumably incredibly competent agent sent by the British government to keep an eye on the money.

I know nothing about cards, nor gambling, but was intrigued by the premise that a bunch of brilliant students from MIT could use mathematical theories of probability to beat the “house” at Blackjack. It’s not just annoying, it’s lazy, bad writing. Fisher and Martinez no longer can step foot in casinos, hoise they diwn run a team of highly skilled students from M.

Why would you not give bdn info like that, especially when most of the book reads like a travel guide dropping names of places. We flash forward to next weekend where Kevin and Martinez are being picked up from the airport in a Mercedes Limousine.

Bringing Down the House

To view it, click here. If you don I love books about casinos! Although, at some moments it was not needed, the use of this language did not make a b Bringing Down the House is an action packed book with many scenes that keep the reader wanting more. Naturally bringingg excelled in school, graduating from Harvard in huse a degree in Social Studies.

Jan 12, Bev Hudson rated it it was ok. No average person could have pulled that off that fast, and that thought out. I love books about casinos! Having said that, the book is well written, and was a page turner.

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. He goes over favorable casino rules that they would look for, while also explaining what moves he would make in certain situations.


It’s a sufficiently interesting story that it doesn’t need to be sexed up with outright bullshit. Dec 19, Jyothi N rated it really liked it.

Jun 28, K. He read the Wired adaptation [12] of the book and became interested The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network —written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher — and was 1 at the box office for two weeks, won Golden Globes for best picture, bronging director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including best Housw Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

I think I ended up enjoying this book more than I should have brinigng it got me thinking about Vegas and thinking that I would like to go back there again soon, even if it is for my non-debauch enjoyment of slot machines with animal themes and delicious buffets. Wonderful description of Vegas and other casino sites. Each chapter end hhe you wanting more. Maybe they will merely be 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 mezroch tactics used.

Also, because many of the people in the book are composites of two or more people, it makes me wonder what, if anything, from the book is actually accurate. It had its weaknesses, such as Jill’s underdeveloped character who for unexplained reasons seemed motivated to join the blackjack team in pursuit of something other than wealth and looked down on those dpwn claimed they planned to stick around just long enough to reach a specific financial goalbut was vicariously thrilling and entertaining overall.

Chapter 15 Foxwoods Casino, Present Day. High-class strippers come to the rescue, cashing in these coins for them.