A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,083 Ratings

Description

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

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

"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —The Wall Street Journal


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.

Reviews

  • 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...
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    4
    By ktg5283
    Best book I’ve read in years. Almost poetic; a beautiful cadence of heartwarming self sacrifice and masterful self-actualization. A must read for lovers of history and lamenters of those doomed to repeat its misfortunes.
  • A Joy with Every Chapter

    5
    By MolleMac
    I found this book to be amusing, thought provoking, intriguing, and a surprise over and over. I've recommended it repeatedly and will continue to do so!
  • Perfect

    5
    By hhat2!
    Slow to start...but an excellent read. So much history. Very interesting. I might read it again!
  • An all time favorite

    5
    By LittleIttleLea
    A wonderful story that gives the perfect details to truly los yourself in. The friendships and family members built throughout thee novel were so touching and memorable. I hope to see this played out on the screen someday.

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