A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date - Published: 2016-09-06
  • Book Genre: Historical
  • Author: Amor Towles
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 6,937 Ratings)

A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles read online review & book description:

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

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel

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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Posted Reviews

  • Skip this book

    By coyote81
    Well written, but there is not much left to say. Long, uneventful, dull, and slow. Skip this one unless you have nothing else to read.
  • Beautiful

    By montgomeryp
    Wonderful, intelligent, and yet sweet.
  • So very well written

    By rnordquist
    That it kept one waiting for more. Rich in flowing detail, almost as if an old Russian classic , A Gentleman set a standard for life and shows that the desire for freedom and adventure endure, regardless of time passing. My first Towles book but now I’m onto the next!
  • A new favorite.

    By Ffigggggfh
    One of those books that is so well written. Characters with distinct personalities and humor that is both clever and subtle. I savored every paragraph.
  • Immersive

    By LeftCenterField
    A captivating story with compelling characters, lots of history, and just enough dry humor. Develops at a leisurely pace and then accelerates to a striking conclusion.Could not put it down.
  • Yoo

    By 4n7
    This tight
  • Lovely read

    By DaddyPooh
    I very much enjoyed this wonderful book. The vivid descriptions and great story invite you in to get lost in Moscow a lifetime ago. It is a great escape from modern day accompanied with historical context to learn just how Moscow used to be. I especially appreciated the pleasant positive ending that differed from the more popular tragic endings nowadays.
  • A Gentleman of Moscow

    By CWRBG
    So good! No more to say.
  • A gem

    By dbeach
    Perhaps the most thorough;y satisfying book I’ve read in my 84 years.
  • A must read

    By Disappointed in Clearwater
    Loved the book from start to finish, rich characters, beautiful writing and a good story! Just completed second reading and enjoyed just as much, sometimes leftovers are better the second day, so is this book.

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