Mrs. Condit sounds like she had to read The Rare Event in one sitting, and enjoyed the experience. Her review is up at Mrs. Condit and Friends Read Books, a new site formed by some very experienced reviewers. Just knowing what a thoughtful reader Mrs. Condit is made me extra happy.
In part, she said:
This is both a plot-driven book (make lots of money, have lots of sex, get revenge), and most definitely a character-driven book. The main characters are men I love and want to read more about. The secondary characters are beautifully developed as appealing and in some cases appalling men and women. I loved this book and PD Singer’s style of writing well-researched novels. I highly recommend this book.