In the preface to this book the author calls it the worst book he ever wrote, and he says he destroyed every copy he got his hands on. Having read it I can say that he's obviously a good judge of his own writing. It's about 3 spoiled sisters, their spineless brother, their whining, greedy father and a libertine friend. I only liked one of the characters, and he had a very small part. The only way I could get through it was to do lots of skimming. I like how Moore writes, so I'll be happy to try other books of his, but this one's a flop.