Meh. I found this in a stack of to-read books and assumed it was one I hadn't gotten around to, but about 5 pages in I realized I'd read it before. Still, it was what I had in my hand so I read it again. The cover blurb is so vague it was impossible to tell what it was about. And I guess that's reasonable, since the book itself is apparently terribly torn as to what it wants to be - takes place over three different periods, in which beautiful/lucky people have amazing success, awful things happen to the innocent, and I learned more than I ever cared to about after-hours entertainment. Fine for reading if you're stuck in the airport or somewhere else boring, otherwise - skip it.