Thursday, February 26, 2009
Book Review: Rigged
Brought to you by the same person who wrote Bringing Down the House (which was the inspiration behind the movie 21), Ben Mezrich's book Rigged is just what the cover says it is: "the true story of an Ivy League kid who changed the world of oil, from Wall Street to Dubai..." except a lot more interesting. That is, if you can get past the copious number of f-words and other crude language (my limited experience with Mezrich's works have made me wonder why he can't seem to expand his vocabulary). Overall, the book was informative, transporting me to a world I never knew existed-- but in the end, not worth slogging through. I probably won't waste time on another of this author's books. Not recommended.