The novel explores, views as the false world of artists, writers, critics, and their wealthy patrons. Two of the main characters are the famous author, Conrad LaGrange and Aaron King, an aspiring artist. LaGrange regretfully describes his writings as “filthy stories in good English” and feels he has sold his soul to become successful. While in California, recovering from a physical breakdown, he befriends Aaron King whose mother he knew when he was a boy.
Unbelievably accurate truth for our day is embodied in this book. Almost uncanny the way the author seems to paint a picture of 2013 as though touched by some spirit of insight. One can only hope that tucked away safely in some corner of this world of moral decay there are still a few virtuous ones as those captured within the pages of this great book!
This book was amazing. I just couldn't take my eyes off of it. As soon as you start this book you'll fall in love with characters and feel like your part of the book. Like every classic out there.