Sunday, July 12, 2009

A good year (Peter Mayle)

The delightful story of a City banker up for a change of scenery... Peter Mayle would almost make me like France again. See also the excellent movie from the book with the charming Marion Cottillard.

Friday, July 10, 2009

21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (Ben Mezrich)

As entertaining and suspenseful as the movie, makes an interesting read even for people like me who have no interest in gambling (yeah, ok, maybe slot machines and roulette once in a while...). It goes into a little bit more details about how you can actually count cards (which the movie does not, or maybe I'm slow...). It's kind of amazing how much these kids got away with - would almost make me hit Macau next w/e to check if they are using continuous shuffle or not...