I'm not sure what I expected, but I didn't expect a novel about financial skull duggery. I also didn't expect a novel in which the prime character was a young woman with rather severe autism spectrum disorder. Still and all, it's pretty fascinating. I doubt I'll read any more of the series, but at least I have a bit better idea what the fuss entails.
The geek porn seemed a bit stupid. I know those things were cool at the time, but Eudora and the silver Mac Book Power PC and so forth are so dated that delving into their details seems silly. And hotmail? srsly?