I really really enjoyed two thirds of this novel. It was very entertaining though I think comparing it to Gatsby it more than a bit much. Then there is a left turn which I can't say I've quite figured out how I feel about yet. Part of me feels betrayed (not a criticism but perhaps a testmant to either how well or how weakly Chabon has drawn Art). I don't know that I buy it but perhaps that's because of what happens. I still don't know how I feel about it. I have often been emotionally confused but never quite like that. It sort of makes him insufferable. That may indeed be the idea. I haven't made up my mind. But the first two thirds are delightful.