July 30, 2004

Beating the Game

Posted in General at 7:48 pm by Ian

I just finished reading Bringing Down the House, a book about the MIT Blackjack team. I started reading it last night on the way to Lindygroove. Another compelling read, both because the story is told in a very suspenseful way, and because it’s just so cool to read about someone beating the casinos.

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6 Comments »

  1. JT said,

    A few months aago, I watched the 2 hour special on the History Channel based on the book. It was funny to watch a bunch of nerds taking it to the casinos…I want to do that!

  2. Sarra said,

    ooo, my dad has told stories about them. I should read it.

    Oh, while we’re on the subject of books, I highly reccomend Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson. Cryptography, war, and treasure hunting. It’s spectacular.

  3. Mama said,

    You have been facinated with gambling since you were very young. So I am not surprised about this book being to your liking.

  4. Katie said,

    Yay for Lindygroove! Yay for good books! Yay for Seattle Lindy Exchange this next weekend. 🙂 That is all.

    PS: Has anyone besides Andrew read The Illuminatus! trilogy? It reminded me a lot of the Hitchhiker books. Well, in style that is.

  5. JT said,

    I read about the first 150 pages of the Illuminatus trilogy…I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to read it last summer when I attempted. It was…odd…but good. I’m going to go at it again after I finish the two books I have from the library.

    But nothing touches the genius of Douglas Adams. Nothing.

  6. Sarra said,

    Except the genius of Terry Pratchett.

    Andrew has told me to read the Illuminatus trillogy, Katie, but since I just spent the past two weeks working my way through Cryptonomicon on his advice, I’m taking a break from Andrew-suggested books. Not that Cryptonomicon wasn’t worth it, but I have two very large books on Linux to read at the moment.


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