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** spoiler alert ** Yes, I realize this is not great literature, but it was sure entertaining. I read The Gold Coast years ago, but DeMille offers plenty of reminders in the beginning to get me up to speed. The main character, John Sutter has mastered the art of sarcasm, and his lines about his in-laws had me laughing out loud after major surgery (not good for me, but I just couldn't help it). I have to quibble with the speed at which he and Susan reconciled after her horrible betrayal. I never liked her and frankly hoped something really bad would happen to her. There was so much action, though, this book kept me completely enthralled, despite my active dislike of one of the main characters. Reading about the social life, scenery, strange new neighbors and old family retainers was interesting and then throw in a Mafia don with his mind set on revenge and you've got a real page-turner.
I don't really enjoy reading collections of short stories. I love "The Lottery;" it is probably my favorite short story of all time and I love reading it with students to see their shock. I read the rest of this book in hopes of find other works to use in my senior honors thesis, but none of the stories really fit my plans or stayed with me like "The Lottery."