I picked this one up six or seven times without mananging to get past the first five pages. After three months of this, I finally read it.
Babylon Revisited contains three short stories: Babylon Revisited, The Cut-Glass Bowl, and The Lost Decade. The first one was, unfortunately, the one that I connected with the least. The Cut-Glass Bowl is excellent, and The Lost Decade has a nice little twist at the end.
In some ways it surprised me, and in some it was exactly what I was expecting. It was much more moving than I had thought it would be, and the extent to which the characters were real to me was unexpected.
I can't say this will be straight to the top of my favourites list. However, The Cut-Glass Bowl is a powerful account of marriage and money and reminds me of Kate Chopin's The Awakening. It, and The Lost Decade, are certainly worth another read.