I enjoyed this (audio) book, even though I have no particular interest in extravagant wealth, fancy sports cars or designer fashions. I first was just curious about a story set in modern Asia. Initially, I was overwhelmed by the number of characters and all the brand name dropping. Maybe because this was a sequel and I didn't read the first one. Gradually, however, a main storyline and two minor storylines emerged, each involving outsider characters revealed different aspects of the appallingly materialistic and pointless lifestyles of the 1% in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. I wonder how realistic it is.