Book Review— “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

Beautifully written, this is a tale of Count Alexander Rostov who is sentenced to a lifetime of house arrest at the Metropol Hotel in the heart of Moscow. Being a man of substance and charm, the Count makes the most of this situation by embracing the hotel, his new sparse quarters, and the staff and patrons of the grand hotel. While at first glance this is a story of imprisonment, it is actually a novel of freedom, grace and loyalty and a window into the Moscow of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. It’s a quiet and touching story of a man who makes the most of his life, no matter what restrictions are placed on him. I’m glad I read this. I haven’t given 5 stars in awhile, but this is so deserving. 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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