August 26, 2004
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions was an interesting read, the story of six MIT students under the tutelage of a former math professor who develop and refine a system to beat the casinos at blackjack. As an occasional blackjack player who once was thrown out of a casino for counting cards, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others who have an interest in blackjack or probability and statistics.
The next book in my 52 Books Project will be Carlos Eire's Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, mostly because a friend lent the book to me yesterday. The subject matter is interesting, though, the Cuban revolution as seen through the eyes of a child.