I feel dirty for having read this - sure, it was entertaining and all (and I read it in a swift two-sittings), but man, this was the most gossipy, ugly book I think I've ever read. Not that I was expected anything different ;)
I'm having a really hard time finishing this one. While I've been working at it pretty diligently, I have to say that it's a pretty slow read. I have a sneaking suspicion that Mr. Miller, Jr. had the pacing of the days and lives of his main protagonists in mind when crafting an experience for his readers.