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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Kevin takes the initiative to break up with Felicia, who he had been dating for over a year now. Equipped with twenty different aliases and disguises, the group of young card counters struggles around these roadblocks to live the high life — until one fateful day when Vegas violently follows them home to Boston.

He placed Excalibur halfway down the Strip from Luxor or was it MGM Grandwhich is all wrong, they are right across the street from one another which works out for either Luxor or MGM in relation to Excaliburhalf way down the Strip from Luxor would be like the Bellagio or one of those casinos.

Is that what business school actually does to people? The story doesn’t really build to any kind of climatic ending, though, and the author’s interludes – especially the one where he interviews a stripper while she gives him a lap dance – seem almost like “filler” material.

For the first third of his nonfiction debut, novelist Mezrich craps out. Jul 08, Dimitris Gabriel rated it liked it. I held off on marking this book finished because I wanted to do my own research when it comes to novels like this.

The movie “21” was based on Ben Mezrich’s books. Even though the book is a quick read, it interests a wide variety of people, from who wants to feel the thrills and adventure the gambling world to the ones that never gambled before but curious about it. I believe we need more people like Kevin in the world but instead of using them for gambling, we can use them to create new technology, solve big issues in the world, or we can even use them to win or stop wars.

I shudder to think. 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, No trivia or quizzes yet.


Write a customer review. Overall, this book contains interesting and exciting stories that keep the readers eyes on the pages.

Please update page count 3 10 Mar 14, He’s got one scene where one of the team is beaten up in a bathroom in a Baham I disliked Bringing Down the House, and can’t understand why everyone I know who’s read it has raved about it. MIT students count cards with success in Las Vegas. Or maybe this guy just won the literary lottery and no one else wanted to write this book.

Naturally he excelled in school, graduating from Harvard in with a degree in Social Studies. They had housr own system. Fine in very good dust jacket.

Bringing Down the House

It was intriguing and piqued my curiosity. 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.

As I read this book, I kept flipping back to the frontispiece and wondering, sometimes aloud, why Mezrich has six other titles to his credit. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

One complaint we do have about the book is its claim to be non-fiction. The book made me NOT want to gamble and pretty much squelched what miniscule desire I had to visit Vegas anyway.

In the midst of the go-go eighties and nineties, a group of overachieving, anarchistic MIT students joined a decades-old underground blackjack club dedicated to counting cards and beating the system at major mezrivh around the world. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Maybe they will merely be banned, first by one casino and then the next sometimes before they can cash in their last-won chipsor maybe they will be taken into the ‘back room’ and various intimidating tactics used. This book was not meant for everyone. Nonfiction can be much more skillfully done than this. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

It requires consideration, chance, and a prize. A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian Oligarchs. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Another Goodreads reviewer by the name of Greg. Ben Mezrich was born in Boston, Massachusetts; his father was a doctor and his mother was a lawyer.


There is some vocabulary in the book that you may have to look up to understand different pages, but overall I believe that the book was well written and well thought of.

Pages with related products. The New York Times Company. 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.

In the book, the MIT team strapped thousands of dollars to their bodies to get the cash onto planes. Virtually every piece of dialogue in this book is like that. Upon hearing this news, Kevin is eager to take a break while Fisher is still adamant about plowing ahead. It was financed by investors, used computer programs to identify the most propitious card sequences and professors who coached the students who did the actually ‘grunt work’ flying to exotic locations, staying in luxurious suites and gambling with the investors money and who were paid a salary and commission.

However, they can really interest the readers. Corners and spine tips gently bumped, else fine. If you don I love books about casinos!

This is a story that’s told through the eyes of the author about a group of math geniuses, who used the techniques of card counting. This is why they have access to the most luxurious bben in the hotel and get free perks likes tickets to the Holyfield fight. I hringing not say there was a poetic was of this writing, so it was a weakness in my opinion. Although Mezrich’s prose never rises above serviceable and he pointlessly injects himself into the narrative at every turnthe story he tells will grip anyone who has ever hoped to break the bank at Monte Carlo.

Mezrich does succeed in conveying how seductive the gambling world can be, particularly if you are a geeky MIT engineer.

They only want losers and people who come on the occasional big weekend to thd a Star Performer and win big so they can tell all their friends that they must come to Vegas and have a Good Time and Win Big.