I read this before the film came out, on the recommendation of a bookstore owner who adored it. I liked it enough -- enough to finish it -- but most of the story doesn't stick with me. The film did a lovely job, I thought, one of the few times a book translated that well. I much prefer Mrs. Dalloway than this, but as a nod to Woolf, it's interesting. As a snapshot of life in 1980s NYC, it's also very good.