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With his newest non-fiction book, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Mezrich tells his most incredible story yet: Jul 08, Dimitris Gabriel rated it liked it. Kevin takes the initiative to huose up with Felicia, who he had been dating for over a year now. The author frequently inserts HIMSELF into the story via these “side chapters” where he interviews people from the main character’s life and they seem rather out of place the chapters that is.

Jan 23, Brian rated it did not like it. It contains some of the most pointless metaphors I have ever seen in print. Bringing Down the House Review For readers looking bringimg 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.

A reader that would enjoy this book the most would be someone that enjoys fiction with a little bit of non-fiction. Martinez and Fisher spent that time meeting up with some of the top Hollywood make-up artists. We also follow Kevin on his three part test journey which consists of mastering basic strategy, knowing how to use card indexes to vary his play, and a full scale test in a casino environment.

Bringing Down the House Review

He knew he looked like the most arrogant prick in the world, but he didn’t care. Binding is still in good condition. He gets right to it in Rigged, explaining in the rbinging few pages the main character’s involvement with the shady world of the New York Mercantile Exchange: In two years, this ring of card savants earned more than three million dollars. They would be watching TV.


Despite again being listed vown non-fiction Busting Vegas showed similar inaccuracies in recounting the facts with the main character Semyon Dukach contesting several of the events depicted in the book. The mezrichh corrupts their youthful innocence and one feels a sadness and sense of loss. If you are a real winner, they will hunt you down and ban you. Videos About This Book. Martinez calls to warn Kevin that this entire situation is even worse than they thought. Since I am perpetually impressed by people who are good at math, I drool over stories about card counting.

High-class strippers come to the rescue, cashing in these coins for them. Instead he opened a bar downtown with his brinbing, having to go through a second tedious audit before it could be opened. Despite this minor complaint, we definitely recommend that all gambling enthusiasts read this book. Although we would like to believe that this book is based entirely on the true events of the M.

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Upon hearing this news, Kevin is eager to take a break while Fisher is still adamant about plowing ahead. They explain that this is the current M. This disclaimer allows broad leeway to take real events and real people and alter them in any way the author sees fit.

Russell Books Ltd Condition: Virtually every piece of dialogue in this book is like that.

FREE delivery upgrade hojse If you live in the USA this item will arrive in 4 to 6 business days when you choose the lowest cost shipping method when checking out. It seems to me that the casinos are bad sports.

It’s the TRUE story as the title indicates of a bunch of MIT students, brilliant with numbers, who work out a sophisticated card-counting scheme that they use bringinf win millions of dollars from various casinos over the course of a couple of years.

Real life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. Ultimately he discloses everything readers need to know in order to make money through card counting at the casinos today without getting caught.


A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionair Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality. Lewis was recruited by two of the team’s top players, Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez.

So, when I was mezridh to see what other goodreaders thought of the book I found out that big parts of the book were fabricated. The only thing I can appreciate was the little essay on card counting that Kevin Lewis provided or should I say Jeffrey Ma. 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.

They actually spend time enjoying the city and playing other games besides blackjack. It had its weaknesses, such as Jill’s underdeveloped character brinhing for unexplained reasons seemed motivated to join the blackjack team in pursuit of something other than wealth and looked down on those who claimed they planned to stick around just long enough to reach a specific financial goalbut was vicariously thrilling and entertaining overall.

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Bringing Down The House

Fisher enters the casino later, acting to be a loose player to avoid getting caught as a card counter; they have to pretend not to know him. 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 xown, solve big issues in the world, or we can even use them to win or stop wars.

Retrieved from ” https: I’m not looking to use big words,” Mezrich admits. Photograph by Eric Levin.