BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Ben Mezrich, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN. Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich – The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21—the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. Bringing Down The House. #1 National Bestseller! The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas – and lived.

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In my opinion Bringing down the house was an amazing action-packed book with very few dull moments. Lauren Collins A 16 year old??

A lot of time lapses in this next chapter, as we see Kevin work his way to becoming a Big Player. It’s not just annoying, it’s lazy, bad writing.

Chapter 11 Weston, MA Thanksgiving He makes it easy for readers to visualize any scene or person being described. I love books about casinos!

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The story as told in the book is so damn cool and multi-dimensional yet unfolds in “movie time”. This book has reaffirmed how not into gambling I am.

And, oh lord, is the dialogue horrible. This was Ben Mezrich’s first foray into non-fiction. Despite again being listed as non-fiction Busting Vegas showed similar inaccuracies in recounting the facts with the main character Semyon Dukach contesting several of the events depicted in the book. When the movie “21” based on this book was released last year, the Boston Sunday Globe’s magazine section ran an article on the book, its author and some of the dowb MIT players.


Nov 10, Jonathan Ashleigh rated it liked it. There was not really a good poetic use of language in is book.

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

Ma has since gone on to found a fantasy sports company called Citizen Sports a stock market simulation game. Brihging Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. 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.

Chapter 9 Thirty Thousand Feet, November 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. The only problem is that his embellishments are usually the exciting and more dramatic moments in the book.

The New York Times Company. I don’t think I will have the change to do downn counting and I definitely have no patience to memorize tge cards. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat But this book brn very informative. Though the book is classified as non-fiction, the Boston Globe alleges that the book contains significant fictional elements, that many of the key events propelling the drama did not occur in real life, and that others were exaggerated greatly.

In my earlier paragraph, I talked about the unnecessary use of curse words and how sometimes it was good bringinh sometimes it was not. Personality conflicts and card counting deterrent efforts at the casinos eventually ended this incarnation of the MIT Blackjack Team. And it was exactly as I expected. I just had to keep reading.

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I am definitely not into gambling except when I was in high school and all of us in the family used to play dugtugan and 45 or bantukan when we were in the barrio in Lipuso and we just had nothing to do at night or when the sun was too hot to go and farm. We find out that the team took some time off in order to figure out how they should proceed on from here. May 08, Brian Hodges rated it really liked it Shelves: After his professional card counting career, Aponte went on to win the World Series of Blackjackand started a company called the Blackjack Institute.


He lives in Boston.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you’ve seen the movie, the book is almost nothing like the movie and it has its own flavor to it.

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 i 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.

Mezrich explains why he’s a lazy, bad writer: And there’s no excuse for it in a book; characters don’t have to pretend to explain something to someone who already understands it just to inform the reader, because the fucking narrator can just explain that thing to the reader directly.

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