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Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
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Jun 13, 2009

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I listened to the audio book of "Bringing Down The House."

About as good as I expected. The mechanics about how the MIT students churned out thousands from Vegas casinos is fascinating. Although it is fun following the protagonists through Vegas' decadent nightlife, the author spends a bit too much time trying to seduce us with the gamblers' lifestyle at the expense of other angles.

Written like a thriller, it keeps the reader riveted and interested in each plot turn, but the New Journalisty approach makes me wonder how much is actually true.

Basically, if the book looks interesting to you, it's worth reading.

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