I've been to most of the casinos in the book In the time frame when these MIT students were winning huge amounts with their plan. Welcome to the world of an exclusive group of audacious MIT math geniuses who legally took the casinos for over three million dollars -- while still finding time for college keg parties, football games, and final exams. He hadn't invented the System. The dealer was watching him carefully. This bood reads like a suspense novel- an easy read, that I finished in one sitting. STUDENTS WHO TOOK VEGAS FOR MILLIONS by Ben Mezrich â§ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 1, 2002 Thriller author Mezrich (Reaper, 1998, etc.) Bringing Down the House: The Crisis in Britain's Regional Theatres delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britain's theatre industry by revealing problems that extend beyond the Conservative government's scant regard â¦ There was a problem loading your book clubs. "Ben Mezrich takes us where every man dreams of going but precious few ever havebeating the casino. I really resent it when an author states that their work is one of nonfiction, when it isn't. Unable to add item to List. Maybe the man sensed that something wasn't right. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. Can see the allure for students, vast sums of money, cash to throw around, but never would I have had the cool these young people did. The character's names have been changed and many of the individual characters Medrich writes about, are actually composites of several people. Not, howeve,r in a casino and never knew how to count cards. The author, Ben Mezrich, wrote the book based a real life story that is almost too incredible to believe. The author doesn't engage any potential themes, just seems content telling the story in a faux-suspenseful, overly sentimental way, and is self-indulgent in including himself in the narrative. Mezrichâs bringing down the house book is excellent, from the first page right until the back cover. He was in Las Vegas, living the high life on a million dollars of someone else's money. Fernin8r , 06/09/2011. The red splotches on his cheeks had been painted on in his hotel room. I disagree with this. It was ten minutes past three in the morning, and Kevin Lewis looked like he was about to pass out. The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. Bringing Down The House #1 National Bestseller! 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. It kept me awake at night. Backed by anonymous investors, team members checked into Vegas hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated in the casinos with gestures and card-count code words. It's a great real-life story (or as real as the book claims to be), but the writing style, pacing, and narration turned me off a little. Kevin stared at her, making sure he had read her right. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw his Spotter. A minute later, he was sitting on a bench at a neon-drenched cabstand across the street. If you delve past the surface, you will find out that it is not actually a true story all of the time. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bringing the House Down. He turned and darted through the casino. Kevin nodded. With Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright. Apparently Mezrich wrote this story based on his meetings with some members of the MIT Blackjack teams. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal A…, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The writing style made it hard to follow the story, especially with the switching back and forth (which would have worked well had it been executed deftly), and the narrator's voice gave off an. The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main cha. Something went wrong. His chest was soaked in sweat. For the first third of his nonfiction debut, novelist Mezrich craps out. Personally, I think the author could have done a lot more with it, and really brought the reader into the story, let him *feel* the tension, the nerves, the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat, but if you just want to know the facts and events of what happened, this book will work for you. Great Book. I've played blackjack, made petty cash money this way. 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