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Please update page count. Although we would like to believe that this book is based entirely on the true events of the M. If brinting are a real winner, they will hunt dwn down and ban you. My husband’s aunt used to be a dealer in Atlantic City so I’ve heard a lot of stories from her, but this book really opened my eyes to the gambling industry. Archived copy as title link MickeyRosa.

Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

Brijging 26, Petra Eggs rated it really liked it Shelves: They actually spend time enjoying the city and playing other games besides blackjack. 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.

They quickly discover that this casino has been informed about their presence too, as a pit boss points both Fisher and Martinez out to Kevin, telling him they all needed to leave. It deals you thr behind the scenes reality of all the glitz and glamour of the Vegas nightlife.

This new team was the most profitable yet. See 1 question about Bringing Down the House…. 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.

Bringing Down the House Review

A lot of time lapses in this next chapter, as we see Kevin work his way to becoming a Big Player. They nervously scramble outside of Las Vegas, luckily escaping the three big men in suits coming their way just in time. Martinez calls to warn Kevin that this entire situation is even worse than they thought. Many chips were stolen in the debacle, so the casino will be very strict about their cash out policy.


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Kevin Spacey produced the film, and also portrays the character of Micky Rosa. Some readers believed that the large use of swear words in the book was a weakness, but I think the opposite. Refresh and try again. It’s also not tarted up. It was a distracting and entertaining read and much much better than the pretty unremarkable movie the book inspired. Mar 23, Pei Pei rated it it was ok Shelves: I shudder to think.

Retrieved 10 November Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! This eventually caused a big problem with the group, and eventually made the group split. It makes him seem calm, collected, and confident, but the authors also describe how on the inside he feels nervous, scared, and a little overwhelmed. The dialog between characters also helps us understand them. This disclaimer allows broad leeway to take real events and real people and alter them in any way the author sees fit.

Avoid it and everything else Ben Mezrich has his hack name on.

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. But Mezrich went further, both articles say. I was the sucker who shut off my critical tools when reading it and swallowed this hook-line-and-sinker.

Some readers thought that immoderate use of cursing kind of brought the book to a lower level. Fisher enters the casino later, acting to be a loose player to avoid getting caught as a card counter; they have to pretend not to know him. birnging


I also agree with Petra that Kevin was a very bright boy. This is not the Mafia, this is not organised crime, it’s organised gambling defending its right to make sure that only people who lose or at least don’t win big bucks too often are allowed to play. Though published as a factual account and originally categorized under “Current Events” in the hardcover Free Press edition, Bringing Down the House “is not a work of ‘nonfiction’ in any meaningful sense of the word,” according to Globe reporter Drake Bennett.

That’s honestly an adult in my world.

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This book has reaffirmed how not into gambling I am. A strength that I found in the book is the ability the author has to connect you with one of the characters.

And it was exactly as I expected. I held off on marking this book finished because Bringinb wanted to do my own research when it comes to novels like this.

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

Kaplan Inspires Hollywood Film ‘ He’s got one scene where one of the team is beaten up in a bathroom in a Bahamanian casino. It’s not just annoying, it’s lazy, bad writing.

Feb 06, Ensiform rated it it was ok Shelves: I consider Mezrich an arrogant, lucky, semi-literate hack who likes rubbing shoulders with brilliant i. They are looking for people they can trust and who meet their profile. Kevin gets sick shortly before the fight is about to start, so he decides to get some rest instead. We find out that the team took some time off in order to figure out how they should proceed on from here.