I recently read An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin.
An Object of Beauty is the story of Lacey Yeager, a young, attractive, ambitious art history graduate who moves to New York to work in the art world and quickly moves up from a lowly position at Sotheby's to owning her own gallery as New York City heads towards 9/11 when everything changes.
The novel delves into the intricacies of the art scene, something I know very little about, and the book includes several reprints of famous works which are somehow incorporated into the story. I found that all to be very interesting, since I'm more or less ignorant on the subject. However, the storyline was less than compelling for me. I did finish the entire book, but I felt fairly neutral about it once I was finished.
Overall, I'm impressed by Steve Martin's ability to do so many things well at one time, but this just wasn't a great book for me.