I really wanted to like this book. I started out that way. The writing style was unique, the setting one I've always been interested in and I like New York City. But I didn't care one whit for any character in this book. By the time they get to the big dinner party halfway through, I detested the players, every single one. Just like at the party where the real estate agent turns away from the bond salesman as a waste of time, I put this book away as a waste of my time. Wish I could finish it but there are so many better books to read.