Ben Mezrich (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 20, ratings · 1, reviews. An exclusive blackjack club came up with a system to take the worldUs. Blackjack Club Di Ben Mezrich. 2 likes. Book. Blackjack Club Di Ben Mezrich. Book. 2 people like this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for Facebook to. Approached to join the MIT blackjack club, Kevin Lewis was hesitant: Aren’t they nerds who play cards in the library all night long? Still, Kevin is.

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I mezrivh agree with Greg that the writer’s style of writing made this book even more exciting. It was a distracting and entertaining read and much much better than the pretty unremarkable movie the book inspired.

This book portrays the life of a regular college student b,ackjack Kevin and his journey to being one of the most wanted and sought after gamblers in the country. Bringing Down the house is a good read. If you delve past the surface, you will find out that it is not actually a true story all of the time. Talking about using one’s brain to circumvent the old, old game of blackjack!

This book is worth reading, and it will make you see the world of Vegas in a whole new way. Bringing Down the House: This book really made me question how I feel about the whole idea of gambling. Told from the perspective of amiable, attractive Kevin Lewis. Libro di Ra il quale oltre a fungere da vero e proprio Jolly durante la. Since I am perpetually impressed by people who emzrich good at math, I drool over stories about card counting.


This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as lbackjack. Underwritten by shady investors they would never meet, these kids bet fifty thousand dollars a hand, enjoyed VIP suites and other upscale treats, and partied with showgirls and celebrities. Kevin Spacey produced the film, and also portrays the character of Micky Rosa.

Aug 07, Nicole rated it it was ok. A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionair Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.

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mmezrich While the theory behind this book was fascinating—the card counting, the secrecy behind Vegas, the symbolism behind greed—I found it incredibly disappointing to know that some of the scenes in this books was faked. 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 bsn of the word,” according to Globe reporter Drake Bennett.

So, if as a reader detail does not have to be exact, then this book is for you. The person that the book is centered around has apparently admitted several key scenes from the book didn’t happen, and that many other scenes were similarly fabricated. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Let me say this first: Brand New condition, returns accepted, see details. Personality conflicts and card counting deterrent efforts at the casinos eventually ended this incarnation of the MIT Blackjack Team.


Scegliendo infatti uno dei tre castelli accederete al relativo bonus round. The funny thing is filming may take place in casinos such as The Mirage and Caesar’s Palace, where the real thing happened. It deals you the behind the scenes reality of all the glitz and glamour of the Vegas nightlife.

That’s honestly an adult in my world. Who edited this trash?

The author did do a good job bej conveying the basic card counting strategy used by the students. Is that what business school actually does to people? See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

Want to Read saving…. 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 blacojack and farm.

This book is not meant for everyone. To ask other readers questions about Bringing Down the Houseplease sign up. 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 nen. However, the subject matter is interesting — card counting at blackjack.

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