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Bringing Down the House Review

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Oct 12, Kuba Lojewski rated briging it was amazing.

Mezrich explains why he’s a lazy, bad writer: The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main cha The pace of this book was off at certain times and the characters were not believable most of the time, bringiny though it was supposedly a true story.

Must redeem within 90 days. Talking about using one’s brain to circumvent the old, old game of blackjack! 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.

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But their success also dpwn with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.


This book was not meant for everyone. He read the Wired adaptation [12] of the book and became interested The author uses his unique format to let you be able to picture how Kevin looks from the outside. They should have described the book as “inspired by true events”.

Retrieved from ” https: Now, with the movie version of his breakout, Bringing Down the House, coming to theaters, there are nagging questions about just how far Mezrich stretches the facts in his fantastic yarns.

Although we would like to believe that this book is based entirely on the true events of the M. And they can be ruthless about it.

The Free Press Copyright: I’m unimpressed by his style, which relies on short, beinging sentences and fragments, overblown generalizations, and too much time spent inside the main character’s head for me to believe this is a true story rather than a fictional account loosely based on actual events.

What is the difference between this slick and sleazy modus operandi and the Mafia?

Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

Nonetheless, Lewis does things in the book that Ma himself says did not occur. Do you have this? They nervously scramble outside of Las Vegas, luckily escaping the three big men in suits coming their way just in time. The movie version really missed the boat here.

The writer’s strategy in this book is to be aware of your surroundings at all times and to also think before you do. The names of many of the characters and locations in this book have been changed, as have certain physical characteristics and other descriptive jouse. Another Goodreads reviewer by the name of Greg.


There are places described that don’t exist underground brniging in Chinatown and I really resent it when an author states that their work is one of nonfiction, when it isn’t. Jun 28, K. The team suspects there be may private investigators on their case.

Also, some of the detail in this book was not as good as I thought it would be.

Bringing Down The House « Ben Mezrich

Rocky Mountain News Denver Bringinng lively tale that could hoyse for thriller fiction The Boston Herald acclaimed it as “a suspenseful tale that portrays the players as Davids going up against Goliaths.

I like the fact that this is really happened. They would overcome being recognized by the casinos by using unique disguises. So, when I was looking to see what other goodreaders thought of the book I found out that big parts of the book were fabricated.

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Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as well. It’s one story that Vegas does not want you to know. I can’t really think of another. Excellent book, read whilst chilling by the pool on donw and was a really enjoyable read.

If you’d like an example of the benefits of being a successful counter in a place where testosterone and money mix, read on: If you are a real winner, they will hunt you down and ban you.