I'm not going to give my typical review on this book. It's good but there is nothing I can say about it that hasn't already been said by others in the reviews. I certainly do not consider this a 5 star though. A five star book should be one that you will find yourself reading again and again. The Pearl is the classic story of how immediate success can quickly become your biggest nightmare. People might want to read this before taking their trips to Vegas or going down to the local store and buying a lottery ticket. Even if the financial success doesn't change you it is bound to change everyone around.