This book is about greed, lust, and sex. Those three themes consume the characters's existences. It shows how those born to wealth sometimes abuse their privileged positions and lose all they own. Although these things make most other books interesting, they don't work too well in this book. First, I know that this book is not exactly literature, but as an entertainment piece the three themes above do not enlighten me about the characters until the middle of the book, and by then, I just don't care.