BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Ben Mezrich, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN. 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. #1 National Bestseller! The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas – and lived.

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No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! A strength in the book was its gripping plot. When I started the book, all I wanted was to play blackjack and I did too. 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 Excalibur Apparently this book is bullshit.

The lights, the danger, the money and the thrill induce a drug-like high into these young students and becomes an itch needing continual scratching. There are places described that don’t exist underground casino in Chinatown and events written about which never took place.

I consider Mezrich an arrogant, lucky, semi-literate hack who likes rubbing shoulders with brilliant i. Hardcoverpages. Avoiding Vegas for a little while, the team returns to the Grand Victoria in Chicago where they are greeted with familiar faces.

And they can be ruthless about it.

Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. This book was not meant for everyone. Interesting story, been writing. Bringing Down the House Review For readers looking for a novel that constantly keeps them on the edge of their seats and eager to find out what happens next, this is certainly the book for you.

Bringing Down the House Book Review and Analysis

The author ends the chapter by explaining the difference between casino cheaters and card counters. And if you’re a high-caliber nerd who can make it into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, you almost certainly have the horsepower to play well enough to gain a useful advantage over the house.


In this novel, we are constantly thrown between learning about events of the past to witnessing the present day experiences of the author. Mezrich’s skilled yet easy writing draws sweat to the reader’s brow. It was a distracting and entertaining read and much much better than the pretty unremarkable movie the book inspired. Martinez hints that the casinos know more about his actions than he ever anticipated. Chapter 3 takes us by surprise as we are suddenly taken back to Junelearning about Kevin before he knew about card counting and blackjack.

My interest in the subject blackjack and author was initially p When he saw that I’d earmarked this book as one I’d like to read, my friend John offered to lend me his copy. Nope, they then act like very bad sports indeed by getting these winners banned from each and every casino in the world.

Bringing Down The House « Ben Mezrich

Although it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, it was still a good read. Fisher had been beaten in the bathroom, warned to stay out of their casinos for good.

It very made you feel as though you were inside the book. Now, other people may disagree with this, but this is was I thought it was.

After his professional card counting career, Aponte went on to win the World Series of Blackjackand started a company called the Blackjack Institute.

You’d be right, but you should read the book yourself to find out how he sown there and what happens rbinging. I feel the casinos were just angry that they were losing so much money and that is why they wanted to stop Kevin and his crew. They nervously scramble outside of Las Vegas, luckily escaping the three big men in suits coming their way just in time.

Despite all of the distractions, Kevin is able to keep his count. The characters in Bringing Down the House were very well developed! Mezric 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, I just had to keep reading.

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

The lack of detail kind of ruined the book for me, but other than that the book was fascinating. Bringing Down the House: I will stick with Busting Vegas to the end, because I am a stubborn reader who can appreciate a good story even when it’s rendered poorly, but I’ve lost interest bouse reading anything else by Ben Mezrich.


Overall I really enjoyed this book and highly encourage everyone to read it. Not even a minute went by until he heard the laughter of his friends and a congratulations saying he made the team.

Just shows genius doesn’t necessarily come with good judgement. This review has been vringing because it contains spoilers. We also get introduced to his two roommates: Avoid it and everything else Ben Mezrich has his hack name on. If you are a real winner, they will hunt you down and ban you.

Also, some of the detail in this book was not as good as I thought it would be. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. We see him win and lose thousands of dollars over the course of the year, enjoying every single minute hte his new double life.

This book doesn’t tell you that, because it’s so full of bullshit you can’t trust anything it has to say on the topic. Chapter 25 The Bayou: There are places described that don’t exist underground casino in Chinatown rown I really resent it when an author states that their work is one of nonfiction, when it isn’t. This book was such a fast, easy and satisfying read how often do all three of those adjectives apply to one bookand if you’re a fan of Clooney’s OCEAN’S 11, you’ll love it.

Kevin Spacey came to me about making a movie.

Still, all in all, a fun and fascinating book that reads in no time at all. In my earlier paragraph, I talked about the unnecessary use of curse words and how sometimes it was good and sometimes it was not.