While I think that this book may appeal to some readers, it was a little too political for me to really enjoy. The characters were well drawn in that I could imagine them easily, the dialogue believable (for the most part), but I just couldn’t relate to the characters. I can’t really explain why I couldn’t relate to them – I think it had something to do with the difference between countries as well as just the huge difference between the lives of the opulently rich, as in the book, and me.
I don’t believe that this book is suited for younger adults (as in, 18-22ish, new adult I guess – not YA). It would more suit those who have dealt more with politics, who have been in the working world for awhile, and who can relate, perhaps, to the more sordid details of adult lives. Or, perhaps, this book would be good for those who don’t mind reading about affairs and messy relationships, messy beyond the norm.
Many thanks to Random House UK, Vintage Publishing, through NetGalley, for an opportunity to read and review this book.