Ben Mezrich Writing Styles in Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Ben Mezrich
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Perspective

The book is related from the third-person point of view in the past tense, in a typical style for non-fiction biography. Most of the chapters in the book follow this point of view and are related in a roughly chronological fashion. Thus, Kevin Lewis observes his friends' lifestyle, is recruited by them into the process of counting cards, joins them, receives training, and then pursues several lucrative years at counting cards. This perspective is periodically intruded upon by a handful of chapters that are related from the first-person point of view. In these chapters, the author appears as an individual with the putative purpose of conducting interviews with various subject-matter experts to gain insight into specific aspects of the narrative. Thus, the author interviews an expert in security systems on one occasion, and interviews a stripper on another occasion. These chapters are perhaps the most non-fictional in texture...

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