Monday, February 1, 2010

One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell ****

One Fifth Avenue is Plaza Suite for the new millennium, centered around the residents of the fashionable apartment at One Fifth Avenue. New money (hedge funds) and new media (bloggers) battle old money (trust funds) and old media (columnists and novelists). Who wins in the end? The women! The men are all dominated or destroyed by death, divorce, or debauchery.

A delightful novel of the Dickensian style full of interesting characters who, in the end, are all related to each. (By the author of Sex and the City)

As a postscript the book includes a mathematician who make over $100 million a year, a suspect number because the author's math skills are minimal.
She'd been riding the train ten times a week for twenty years, about a hundred thousand (sic) rides.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Sounds like a good read! ..though definitely the math skills of the author are a little suspect. but i think there are very few mathematicians who can write an engaging story. nice review!