Nathan's Reviews > Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
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Sep 10, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: science-social-theory-etc, history-crime, history
Recommended for: Fraternity brothers with a weekend to kill.
Read in August, 2007

Bringing Down the House really is a real-life Ocean's 11 story. Six students from MIT go to Vegas, cheat like devils, win big and stick it to the man. If you have any kind of love-hate feelings toward Las Vegas, this is a perfect story. It's a better thriller than most fiction, and it's expertly written. I read it after visiting Vegas for the first (and likely last) time, and I thought the book captured both the thrill and the repulsion I felt while I was there. A quick, fun read and a perfect example of how fun nonfiction can be.


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Meri Can I borrow it? I need a fun read and there are hella holds on the library's copies.

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