In spite of the title, I didn't find this book to be very page-turning. I couldn't bring myself to care about the characters, because they were pretty flat. The story didn't have much of a plot either, and it ends right in the middle of things -- the kind of ending that can be wonderful at the pen of a great writer, but is often only just frustrating.Most of the characters are gay and the novel centers around an affair the protagonist had with a famous pianist. I thought it was unrealistic that Paul, an 18-year-old with no sexual experience whatsoever, would simply accept his homosexuality without any kind of soul-searching or teeth-gnashing. I did think the part about his mother's discovery of this fact, and her reaction to it, was well done though.I suppose I might recommend this to someone especially interested in gay literature. But otherwise, give it a pass.