"The Biggest Game in Town" has become a sought-after cult classic. Acclaimed writer and critic Al Alvarez delves into the murky and compelling world of high-stakes Vegas poker, where 'the next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing'. Uncovering an exotic underground rich in ambiance and eccentricity, "The Biggest Game in Town" is a real one of a kind, deftly capturing the skewed psyches and peculiar rites of professional poker players who descend every year for the World Series of Poker. It's a world that seems almost too surprising and bizarre to be true. "A cool, precise, sharply witty, vivid evocation of a place and people, their appearances, behaviour and speech...Mr Alvarez is a shrewd analyst of the psychology of gamblers and a cleverly selective recorder of their bizarre talk with which, directly and indirectly, they reveal their secure grasp of unreality and their insane courage" - "Sunday Telegraph". "It will have most readers sitting on the edge of their seats" - "Sunday Times". "A new classic on gambling it's quite brilliant" - "Time Out". "This is a magnificent book. Beyond the straights and full houses, Alvarez has written about people who are extremely good at what they do, and about America" - "San Francisco Chronicle".
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Book Description Flamingo. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0006540759I3N00
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005914876
Book Description Flamingo. Book Condition: Very Good. 1984. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KLN0018712
Book Description Flamingo, 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. 1984. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KLN0018712
Book Description Flamingo, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 111650
Book Description Flamingo, London, 1983. Original Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First edition. 183 pages. Slight wear to spine, covers & corners. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Item Type: Paperback. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Poetry; Britain/UK; 1980s; ISBN: 0006540759. ISBN/EAN: 9780006540755. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 009269. Bookseller Inventory # 009269
Book Description Flamingo. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0006540759. Bookseller Inventory # AAA0024638
Book Description Flamingo, London, 1984. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Cover Paul Hogarth (illustrator). Paperback First Edition. 185pp. Slight shelfwear only. About the world of poker professionals in Las Vegas, in particular centring on the world knockout championship, and first published in the New Yorker. (History, USA, Game, Cards, Poker, Gambling, Las Vegas). Bookseller Inventory # C06171
Book Description flamingo, 1984. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. soft cover in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 33892