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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: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Ben Mezrich, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN. Here you will find an extensive summary and review on the popular book ” Bringing Down the House” written by Ben Mezrich. For readers looking for a novel that.

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And it was exactly as I expected.

Bringing Down the House

The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main character actually hooked up with the rams cheerleader a couple of times, but the book makes it seem as though they dated for years. I do agree with this, since more than half of the book is completely fiction. He finished the first couple of tests in a matter of weeks, and after a formal practice session, Kevin is ready for his final test.

What makes Biblio different? However, along the way, there are many things that Kevin and his team were not aware of. As you read, you can’t help but be swept up in the tense, nail-biting “what-a-rideness” of the story.

Kevin gets sick shortly before the fight is about to start, dowwn he decides to get some rest instead. Octavo standard book size. Ma has since gone on to found a fantasy sports company called Citizen Sports a stock market simulation game.

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

I believe that this kind of language helped show some of the characters’ emotions during rough and troubling times. But their success also brings 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.


The author did do a good job at conveying the basic card counting strategy used by the students.

I’d recommend this to anyone who likes the Ocean’s movies and the movie that this book was based on, And, oh lord, is the dialogue horrible. The author, Ben Mezrich, wrote the book based a real life story that is almost brniging incredible to believe. 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 famed MIT players. They actually spend time enjoying the city and playing other games besides blackjack.

Bringing Down the House by Mezrich, Ben

The author takes a lot of liberty with describing dwn vividly when he was never present to witness them. Dkwn could see how easily one could get caught up in th This bood reads like a suspense novel- an easy read, that I finished in one sitting. The book version is tamed which is expected because it is based on actual events whil I like the fact that this is really happened. Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. To view it, click here.

Bringing Down the House | Book by Ben Mezrich | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Even some of the characters are just mixtures of the real people. A lot of time lapses in this next chapter, thr we see Kevin work his way to becoming a Big Player. I like the fact that this is really happened. I thought that the author portrayed each character in a believable way. Personally, Huse believe that the book was very well written.


After his professional card counting career, Aponte went on to win the World Series of Blackjackand started a company called the Blackjack Institute. Strapped to your chest is half a million dollars; in your overnight bag is another twenty-five thousand in blackjack chips; and your wallet holds ten fake IDs.

The only problem is that his embellishments are usually the exciting and more dramatic moments in the book. The pace of this book was off at certain times and the characters were not believable most of the time, even though it was supposedly a true story. I understand that these were added to the book to give it more of a story, but I felt as though Ben really stretched it.

Dwn author uses his unique format to let you be able to picture how Kevin looks from the outside.

I just thought he was bringkng some liberties, which he was, I mean it’s not like it’s difficult to tell the casinos apart just by looking at them. There are places described that don’t exist underground casino in Chinatown and events written about which never took place.

The story as told in the book is so damn cool and multi-dimensional yet unfolds in “movie time”. Chapter 11 Weston, MA Thanksgiving Some goodreaders pointed out the awful dialogue.

After all, this is one of the cheapest Vegas fantasy people can buy.