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I’m unimpressed by his style, which relies on short, blunt sentences and fragments, overblown generalizations, and too much time spent inside the main character’s head for me to believe this is a true story rather than a fictional account loosely based on actual events.

The story is astonishing: They should have described the book as “inspired by true events”. In Bring Down the House, it was easy to get attached, if you will, to the characters.

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Another GoodReads user said “In terms of the writing, this is blackjakc complete hack job. Only Kevin actually thought about this. The experience corrupts their youthful innocence and one feels a sadness and sense of loss. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It very made you feel as though you were inside the book. I’ve never been to Vegas, but I get nervous playing blacknack slots in Atlantic City so the whole world just freaks me out.

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This means that Read more. Jun 20, Crumb rated it really liked it. Mezrich does succeed in conveying how seductive the gambling world can be, particularly if you are a geeky MIT engineer.

I recently saw the film on DVD, and decided to read the book. Mezrich explains why he’s a lazy, bad writer: And it was exactly as I expected. I’ll grant that it’s an interesting story. I enjoyed the book. Under the guidance of the mysterious mastermind and former. 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. Two of them are pseudonymous, to be fair, so maybe it actually got to the point where editors were asking themselves the same question.

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Mezrich not only exaggerated freely, according to sources for both articles, but invented whole parts of the story, including some pivotal events in the book that never happened to anyone. They could have used their intelligence in more productive ways? View all 92 comments. The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main cha 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.

But after bladkjack I learned that they are just increasing their chances, evening their odds, and using math mezricch do it. 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. Even though what they were doing wasn’t illegal, there were a lot of moral questions involved here, and if I was their parent I certainly would not have been “proud”.


Often, I found myself confused of what was going on and I had to reread multiple areas multiple times. I think that a reader who loves thrill and is not afraid with connecting with the characters would love this book. This is completely legal, there is not even a whiff of card-sharping or cheating, and what’s more it isn’t an infallible science, they might have won in the millions, but they lost more than a million too.

One of the potentially interesting things about this story is how the modern, corporate Vegas would respond to an organized ring of counters. The team was financed by a colorful character named Micky Rosa, who had organized at least one other team to play the Vegas strip.

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View all 17 comments. Trucchi casino online on ipad. I also agree with Greg that the writer’s style of writing made this book even more exciting. Archived January 11,at the Wayback Machine.

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