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I was the sucker who shut off my critical tools when reading it and swallowed this hook-line-and-sinker.

Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. In this chapter, Ben is interviewing Jill Taylor. Still, the story of how these groups organized and their tactics for winning are pretty amazing and worth the read.

Fisher had been beaten in the bathroom, warned to stay out of their casinos for good. He’s got the principal character taking his final blackjack exam in an underground casino in Chinatown. This book is not meant for everyone.

I’d recommend this to anyone who likes the Ocean’s movies and the movie that this book was based on, All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. With his newest non-fiction book, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Mezrich tells his most incredible story yet: Jacket has some light wrinkling along edges, light corner wear.

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. Interesting story, pedestrian writing. Martinez and Fisher spent that time meeting up with some of the top Hollywood make-up artists. I saw the movie in a cheap DVD copy from St. Kevin gets sick shortly before the fight is about to start, so he decides to get some rest instead.


Nonetheless, Lewis does things in the book that Ma himself says did not occur. Feb 21, Austin Ledger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Archived from the original on An article in The Tech, January 16,suggests that Roger Demaree and JP Massar were already running the team and teaching a hundred MIT students to play blackjack by the third week of the s, implying that the team had been founded in the late s, before Kaplan joined, although Demaree and Massar have mostly avoided publicity.

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When I started the book, all I wanted was to play blackjack and I did too. See 1 question about Bringing Down the House…. 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. 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, Sign In Register Help Cart.

I think that the author was trying to show the different feelings of the characters by trying to help the reader connect. Library of Congress No: The last 50 pages went a little faster. Instead he opened a bar downtown with his friends, having to go through a second tedious audit before it could be opened.

Maybe Mezrich reads a lot of Clive Cussler.

Bringing Down The House

Th he excelled in school, graduating from Harvard in with a degree in Social Studies. It was a brigning and entertaining read and much much better than the pretty unremarkable movie the book inspired. The book does not go in deep detail about the robbing though, which frustrated me.


Jun 20, Crumb rated it really liked it. The experience corrupts their youthful innocence and one feels a sadness and sense of loss. Did you know card-counting is not cheating?

Mezrich explains why he’s a lazy, bad writer: It turned out, however, that he only owns a different book by the same author. His very close friends Jill tried to explain to him that this would not end well if he kept on going. Light scuffing to the books DJ. Pristine unmarked pages, may have very slight warehouse wear, no remainder marks, it is a great buy straight from book warehouse unread, exact artwork as listed.

The author uses his unique format to let you be able to picture how Kevin looks from the outside. This book focuses on the life of Kevin Lewis, one of the M. Chapter 15 Foxwoods Casino, Present Day. They then escort him to a room at M. 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.

In my earlier paragraph, I talked about the unnecessary use of curse words and how sometimes it was good and sometimes it was not.

Casinos have their own set of rules for handling card-counters. Select a language English English. I think that the use of these specific words helped readers connect because everyone swears once in a while.

Very Good Condition Edition: If you are a real winner, they will hunt you down and ban you. In fact, we find out that he has even more money hidden in his duffle bag.