A hunk of a famous, Bohemian artist, who flies his own plane through the peaks and valleys of New York’s Adirondacks. A beautiful, wanton, socialite. A rugged mountain man. Incredible riches and borderline poverty. Incest, adultery, and murder. The Reserve is a novel that begs to become a movie starring Lauren and Bogart. Reminiscent of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, right down to the class struggle and the Spanish civil war, author Banks leads his readers through a morality play in which the hero becomes the victim of his own fatal flaw. Some of the characters are appealing and some downright narcissistic, but none are boring, and it’s a pleasure to become swept up in their dramas. The rich are not so different after all.