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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. Chapter 16 July to October Often, I found myself confused of what was going on and I had to reread multiple areas multiple times.

Also, some of the detail in this book was not as good as I thought it would be. And, oh lord, is the dialogue horrible. It was intriguing and piqued my curiosity. Barry Chow was king of the goddamn paddleboat. Still, all in all, a fun and fascinating book that reads in no time at all. What a waste of time.

This book is not meant for everyone. Yes, it expressed detail about what a casino looked like, how a character felt, or bringkng how Kevin swims, but it was not enough.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign bringiny. I should have known something was wrong when the geography of the Strip was fucked up in his mini-history of the bej of the mega-casinos. Archived from the original on I think that the constant repetition, that I stated before, maybe could be turned down a little in the sense of spacing it out. I disagree with the statement that the book is boring and unable to keep a person interested.


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Scenes like this make the book very interesting and leave the reader wanting more. Character A explains something to Character B, but he’s really not explaining it to Character B, he’s explaining it to the audience.

Not only is Kevin barred from the casino, but the casino makes is blatantly obvious to him that they know another one of his aliases. May 20, Ben Klicker rated it really liked it.

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Bringing Down the House is an action packed book with many scenes that keep the reader wanting more. I think that the use of these specific words helped readers connect because everyone swears once in a while. Hollywood does fhe a lot: Although we would like to believe that this book is based entirely on the true events of the M. The relationships seemed the same and I imagine that the main character actually hooked up with the rams cheerleader a bn of times, but the book makes it seem as though they dated for years.

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

There are places described that don’t exist underground casino in Chinatown and events written about which never took place. 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. Card counting was the key that had unlocked the casino’s coffers, and there was no reason to think the party ever had to end.


If a reader are like me, then the reader would not enjoy this fast paced story.

BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

I disliked Bringing Down the House, and can’t understand why everyone I know who’s read it has raved about it. It might not have been as good if it wasn’t the first book I read in months, but it sure did serve it’s purpose! Since I am perpetually impressed by people who are good at math, I drool over stories about card counting. 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 to win millions of dollars from various casinos over the course of a couple of years.

If the team payed attention to Mickey’s warnings, maybe they would not have been unsuccessful ohuse the latter stages. Which I do agree after finishing the book. Such as the relationship with Felicia.

Chapter 25 The Bayou: Oh, and to return to the first paragraph, I should have also been a little more skeptical when the author hhe forget to mention which casino they were in when say security guards kicked in the door and told them to leave.