One day of a likeable neurosurgeon. His ponderings about his kids, one a successful jazz musician and the other a published poet (aint that fiction!) and his legal-eagle wife were endearing and lovely to read. His passion and satisfaction for his work was enviable, and the unlikely event that rocked the day made for fabulous reading with a sensational suspenseful conclusion... make sure you have enough time to read the last 50 pages without disturbance. Although I enjoyed this book, I found myself tempted to skip a paragraph here and there during some passages not associated with the day's action.
an unusual winding tale that begins with great fourish and detail and has a non-ending tinged with hollow sadness, interesting in a historical sense ... wealthy americans in Europe in the 20's ... but left me feeling let down