September 25, 2010 |
So, OK, the first problem with Nicole Richie's second novel, "Priceless," is that you took, or mistook, actually, its opening chapters — setting up the tale of an American princess recently returned from Parisian exile to her handsome, devoted Wall Street king of a father — as a promise of an update on Jacqueline Susann's "Once Is Not Enough. " So, OK, this isn't the book's problem. This is your problem. And even so, would it have been fair to expect Richie to concoct something as bananas as Susann's Electra-complex-to-the-max soap?