As a drunken pilot with a never-ending thirst for gambling and an interfering imaginary monkey, I was ecstatic to get my hands on “Straight Flush” by Ben Mezrich. And let me tell you, this book did not disappoint!
I was immediately captivated by this outrageous tale of a group of college friends who dared to enter the high-stakes world of online gambling with the launch of Absolute Poker. This book is a thrilling ride from start to finish, and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough as I followed these guys on their crazy journey navigating the cutthroat world of poker. This is a must-read for anyone looking for a heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat story.
As a pilot, I can relate to the feeling of being responsible for the safety and well-being of others. And the added pressure of running a successful business only compounded that stress. “Straight Flush” by Ben Mezrich did an excellent job of capturing the frenetic energy and cutthroat nature of the industry. As well as the constant need to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Straight Flush & Personal Dilemmas!
But it wasn’t just the business side of things that kept me turning the pages. Straight Flush also delved into the personal lives of the characters, exploring their relationships, rivalries, and moral dilemmas. As I turned the pages of this book, the rollercoaster of emotions that I experienced almost sent this old, drunk pilot spiraling out of control! But I held on tight and rode it out, and boy, was it worth it. This book really took me on an emotional ride that I won’t soon forget.
As a successful yet drunk poker fiend, I unfortunately know all too well the feeling of losing a fat stack. When the Absolute Poker bust went down, I personally lost a whopping $111,696.11 of my own money. It was a tough lesson, but one that I’ll never forget. The only winner out of all of this seems to Ben Mezrich the author of “Straight Flush”.
And let’s not forget about my trusty imaginary monkey, who couldn’t resist chiming in with his own thoughts and opinions as I read. “Ooooh, I love a good gambling story!” he exclaimed at one point. “But man, I feel for you on that huge loss. That’s rough, buddy.”
Highly Recommend: Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich
In conclusion, I highly recommend “Straight Flush” by Ben Mezrich to any and all readers with an interest in online gambling or just a wild and outrageous tale of greed, betrayal, and redemption. Just be prepared for my monkey to chime in every now and then with his own thoughts and antics!
Check out the review of my other favourite book Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins here.