Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bringing Down The House

"Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and brightest of M.I.T.'s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind.  Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.I.T.'s campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big.  In less than two years they take some of the world's most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars.  But their success also brings with it a formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.
Filled with tense action, high stakes, and incredibly close calls, Bringing Down the House is a nail-biting read that chronicles a real-life Ocean's Eleven.  It's one story that Vegas does not want you to read.

Some of you may have remembered a movie that was out not too long ago based on this book.  I believe the name of the movie was the same as the book, Bringing Down the House.  Of course, this is not to be confused with the movie with the same title starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah (which I would not recommend).
Having already seen the movie, I wasn't sure about reading the book.  I figured I saw what it was all about, so there couldn't be anything new.  Of course, I was wrong.  This book kept me in suspense and entertained from start to finish.  This book is for men and women to read because both will enjoy it.  If you do decide to read this book, I recommend watching the movie after.

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