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Ocean's 11

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Ex-convict Danny Ocean and his team of talented con men come up with an ingenious scheme to rip off three of Las Vegas's biggest casinos, but his seductive ex-wife could turn the plan upside down. Original. (Novelization of the new film, releasing Winter 2001, written by Steve Carpenter & Ted Griffin, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, & Don Cheadle) (General Fiction)

256 pages, Mass Market Paperback

First published November 1, 2001

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959 reviews418 followers
June 22, 2018
Read before the movie. It was quite Ok, but I still stick to the wonderful film.
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11 reviews1 follower
May 26, 2020
This book kept me interested and wanting to hear more inconstantly, I loved it from the massive heists just to the charterers. This book is about a few people who decided to plan a heist. I wish I could tell you more but the book is just so good you'll have to read it yourself. I would recommend this book to anyone upwards of there teens and that enjoy criminal books or just anyone who's interested in this book it's truly amazing.
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942 reviews203 followers
December 27, 2010
Has anyone ever successfully robbed a casino? Many wonder the different options one can take in illegally stealing from a bank vault similar to those of nuclear silos. But only one man, Daniel Ocean, has the exact plan and courage to take on such a task. Ocean, a top hit man criminal type is at it again right after he gets out of jail. His target: 3 five-star casinos located in downtown Las Vegas.

This edition of the fabulous 70's classic integrates modern technology with Ocean's (and his men) plot to overtake Terry Benedict for messing him over and stealing his woman. If you have not yet seen the movie, then this book is just for you.

Be ready, however, to experience great jumps as the story hops around different scenes and explains most but not all the details. You will have to figure the rest out yourself.

If you liked the movie, this book is literally just the script written in paragraph form. It adds a bit more of an insight of the characters, and is still generally entertaining. If you're a die-hard fan (like myself) of the series, you'll like this book.

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Title Ocean's 11
Author Dewey Gram
Reviewed By Purplycookie
18 reviews4 followers
February 22, 2020
It's difficult to turn a movie into a book. It's usually the other way around, and when this is the case, the book is usually better than the movie.
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604 reviews9 followers
August 1, 2015
Low quality chewing gum. Written in a fast cut screen way, this would have been better as a graphic novel. The story is fine: it's a heist, with a bunch of specialists. You have to wonder why guys like this (always guys, never gals) appear to be only able to make money illegally - perhaps it pays better? If so, it's an indictment of how society treats its experts. Aha, because 'fiction'.
Coincidences abound: people get hurt, but only for that scene. After the scene, they might screw their eyes up, but it does not prevent them doing acrobatics or improbable jumps. Gadgets abound: the 'spider' to hijack the video feed is a clever idea; the remote control driving is interesting; the fast costume changes, the 'make it look like I was there all along', the various slight of hands.... Part of me felt there wasn't time for the various things to happen, but 'because fiction' allows time, and disbelief, to be suspended.
Why two stars? Because it felt like the movie, not like a book: this is a short story writ long, in large font with wide spacing. One dimensional characters (except for Ocean). Deus ex machina inserts to make your eyebrows stand above your forehead. More 'guess what's than a six year old telling a tall tale.
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202 reviews14 followers
January 2, 2008
Book is based on the screenplay and is basically a scene for scene write up of the updated movie. That said, if you liked the movie or the subject matter (vegas/casino related) you'll enjoy it. Very fast read.
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327 reviews69 followers
May 10, 2012

Overall- 3.8

I got this book because I'm a huge fan of the movie.
For me the movie is a lot better. I think the characters are more developed and you get a better sense of them. Of course I love the storyline.
Profile Image for Amy Gay.
162 reviews
March 6, 2018
If you like the movie, you will like this book. If you have not seen the movie and are into witty heist stories, this is worth a read. The only perk of the movie over the book were the high intensity movie scenes were anti-climatic in writing.
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55 reviews4 followers
July 18, 2019
Exactly like the movie because it's a novel based on the screenplay. So doesn't matter if you watch the movie first. The book doesn't give descriptions of the charters, because they are Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Brad Pitt etc.
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2,190 reviews54 followers
March 28, 2008
Kannte den Film schon und hab ihn sehr gemocht. Das Buch dazu war ebenso interessant. Alles wußte ich ja doch nicht mehr und so wurde es nicht langweilig. Schnell gelesen ist das Buch zudem auch.
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115 reviews
April 6, 2018
Love con artist type reads and this one does not disappoint, the ending in the old Rat Pack original was pretty funny
January 21, 2021

In this action packed thriller, it takes you through the journey of two friends ( Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan) who plan a mischievous heist to rob $150 million from Terry Benedict, who is a big time casino owner In Las Vegas. Danny Ocean seeked Vengeance on Benedict because he had been associated with Ocean's ex-lover (Tess). Risk taking, Explosions, and shoot outs, this tale will leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. Dewey Gram really made the life of a gangster in the 1960s come to life, capturing the good and bad in people, who are from different ends of the wealth spectrum.

Gram allows you to fully visualise the story he is trying to portray, and with that it brings you into the minds of the characters which allows you to feel all of their sneaky, and snakish thoughts. If you are a lover of The Hunter , then you will be thrilled with this action filled masterpiece.
1 review1 follower
April 1, 2015
In Las Vegas,Nevada, the usual people coming from all over are far from usual. But they all come looking for a good time and getting lucky from casinos. Anyone can win big but sometimes there are other means than gambling to do it, even though it is still gambling. Wouldn't you say robbing a casino is a gamble.
In Danny Ocean's case robbing a casino isn't a gamble but another job. Even if he doesn't even care about the money. He really just wants to get revenge. I love the plot of this book and the way it is written. I like it so much because I can relate to the way Danny and Rusty talk to each other and the way they talk to other people. If you have that one friend that you can tell what they are going to do before they do it then you can understand their relationship.
Maybe a little scattered from scene to scene the author does change the image in your head very frequently, has if to always keep you focused and in tuned to the planning and execution. Though not such a long story it really is full of lots of action and interaction between characters, which is probably why I loved reading it every second. If any of this sounds interesting to you or like your cup of tea, then I would definitely read it as soon as possible.
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93 reviews
February 15, 2016
Ik hou van de Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12 en Ocean's 13 films! Dit boek was net zo leuk als de film en ik vind het jammer dat er de laatste twee niet in boek vorm zijn geschreven.
Profile Image for Matt Mazenauer.
251 reviews27 followers
July 21, 2007
Really captures teh spirit and humor of the movie, though it doesn't add much. Still a fun read.
Profile Image for Gil Segev.
Author 1 book2 followers
April 12, 2017
Honestly, just watch the movie. This is a play for play account of the film, which would take less time to watch. A few noticeable spelling mistakes and weak character building, combined with a helpless trophy wife as the only female character, makes this a lukewarm adventure story at best.
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