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1/29/2010

Too Much Money

Too Much Money: A Novel Too Much Money: A Novel by Dominick Dunne

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Thus ends Gus Bailey. Written during the last months of author Dominick Dunne's life, TOO MUCH MONEY closes the life and times of his alter ego,Gus Bailey. The sense of gloom, melancholy, and sad realizations permeate this book. Though Wallis Simpson famously declared that one cannot be too rich or too thin, the inhabitants of Gus Bailey's New York high society found that too much money can lead to unimaginable challenges and sorrows reflected in the economic crisis of our world. Yet, the indicators in the story lead toward the continuation of shallow "friendships", emphasis on materialistic sensibilities, and the absence of reliable human connections when social and financial status is the primary focus of life.

I read this book because I am a fan of the author. This book is weak compared to his body of work and not one that I recommend to anyone except Dominick Dunne fans like me, who feel compelled to read his final work.
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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. ~~ Matthew 5:9

1 comment:

Vicki said...

I love the show Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice. I haven't read any of his books yet though.