No disrespect to Monica Ali whom I have read and liked. But why does her entire review of “The Golden House” consist really of a short form version of the book? Why.? There is so much more to this novel than a book flap summary. And I do agree Rene was kind of self-important and hardly drove the story for me, but still – there is no need to do a book summary (remember those in school) and call it a “book review”. It seems lazy.