I never read the first book (Sideways), but did enjoy the movie, so thought I'd give the second book a try. Really shallow and stupid storyline, characters are much less interesting in writing than on screen. Essentially, the book is a tale of debauchery all the way through. The only thing interesting is the vocabulary..I admit I had to look up several words throughout (gotta love the built-in Kindle dictionary). Bizarre to have a stupid story and extremely academic words...strange combo.