Oh, I see what you did there. Aren't you so clever. Poor Serena, always falling for men who despise themselves for wanting her, and how they relish belittling the pretty ones. And wait, I thought this was going to be about spies? Oh, never mind. Anyhoo, full disclosure - I read this EXACTLY how Serena would have...skimming over the interminable Cold War history lessons trying to get at the characters. In that way it succeeded, the characters are delightfully unlikable, much like Gone Girl. But metafiction? Not my thing. Guess I am just one of those dumb girls who likes to read paperbacks really quickly!