A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel. 

The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series

“Perhaps the ultimate quarantine read . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is about the importance of community; the distance of a kind act; and resilience. It's a manual for getting through the days to come.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

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Reviews

  • Big summer

    1
    By thisnicknamebusinessisbunk
    Contrived
  • A gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By Azchemmom
    Amazing read. Very well done.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By cayton1
    One of the best books I’ve read! It is very well written, and you must follow the story closely in the beginning as the author gives a bit of background and history. Towles transitions beautifully between the past and present tying them both together into an intricate and endearing story. So glad that I read this....didn’t want it to end!!
  • Moscow a Must Read

    5
    By MWXIV
    Fantastically conceived and executed much like his previous book but a completely different story.
  • Dry!

    1
    By m_honesty
    Felt the book dragged and did not develop interestingly enough for my preference.
  • Favorite book

    5
    By 12345qwertfdsa
    Such gorgeous writing, beautiful story, what a treat!
  • The least fluid read I’ve ever

    2
    By kmoore.hickory
    I’m not sure if the book style of writing changes after a few chapters or what. But I read the sample chapters before buying and thought the book would be great and interesting. But the writing is so unnatural to read I can’t stay interested. Like reading the King James Bible or something. Just doesn’t flow for me. I can’t finish it so a waste of money for me.
  • Could not put it down!

    5
    By monstersruleohya
    Marvelous from intro to ending.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By hbnutr
    Wonderful
  • Is it just me?

    2
    By Susi0614
    I could not make it past the first half of the book...

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