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He’s got one scene where one of the team is beaten up in a bathroom in a Bahamanian casino. I disliked Bringing Down the House, and can’t understand why everyone I know who’s read it has raved about it. Videos About This Book. Personality conflicts and card counting deterrent efforts at the casinos eventually brinnging this incarnation of the MIT Blackjack Team. This is a really simple read, but good when you’re looking for something quick like a 2 hour plane ride. More books from this author: Kevin takes the initiative to break up with Felicia, who he had been dating for over a year now.

Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as well. It’s a sufficiently interesting story that it doesn’t need to be sexed up with outright bullshit. Refresh and try again.

Done properly, this is okay; you don’t notice it, it flows, and it tells the audience what’s going on without condescending to them. Which I do agree after finishing the book.

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Kevin Lewis knows that better than anyone. Although it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, it was still a good read. The names of many of the characters and locations in this book have been changed, as have certain physical characteristics and other descriptive details.

Some moments in the book where Kevin is at a club, and it describes his addiction to drugs and alcohol may not be comfortable for some readers. They nervously scramble outside of Las Vegas, luckily escaping the three big men in suits coming their way just in time.


Kevin and his new team take things much slower than their original team. He could have also prevented it if he listened to his friends and family.

Some goodreaders pointed out the awful dialogue. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book version is tamed which is expected because it is based on actual events while the movie was exaggerated for cinematic houxe.

As you read, you can’t help but be swept up in the tense, nail-biting “what-a-rideness” of the story. It contains some of the most pointless metaphors I have ever seen in print. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, mezroch sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages. Casinos deserve whatever anyone can get from them. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Also, because many of the people in the book are composites of two or more people, it makes me wonder what, if anything, from the book is actually accurate.

So, if as a reader detail does not have to be exact, then this book is for you. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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They are often at risk of getting caught or not earning profit from their betting. The New York Times Company. I thought the author did a great job with this.

Luketic Hacking Las Vegas.

There’s a lot of this in the book, and to say that Mezrich has a tin ear for dialogue would be to play the game on his level.

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! View all 4 comments. It almost felt as if you were observing them on a mini television in your brain. Many chips were stolen in the debacle, so the casino will be very strict about their cash out policy. Or maybe this guy just won the literary lottery and no one else wanted to write this book.


I have to agree with Petra because I felt that the team t Bringing down the house was a thrilling and action-packed book that just leaves you wanting more. Hardcoverpages.

Even though the team continues to bring in more and more money, Kevin chooses to go back to work to keep his parents from asking questions and to feel more productive. It turned out, however, that he only owns a different book by the same author. If you do not like constant repetition, such as going to the casino every other chapter then I believe that this may not be the book for you.

Nobody wins in Las Vegas. This book really made me question how I feel about the whole idea of gambling. Mike also has his own blog. Chapter 9 Thirty Thousand Feet, November Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.

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The team celebrates two years of success by watching the Mike Tyson vs. Recommended for those who think that playing fair ought to be multi-lateral, not enforced uni-laterally by those who think it is only a slogan. A car followed close behind Kevin that night, making sure bringinv left the casino, and warning him to never return.

Other important aspects of the book is the journey the team went through and the personal struggles of Kevin.