Happy Sunday. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend full of adventure and books! Welcome to Week 2 of Sunday Reviews. This week’s review is admittedly one I did right after I read this book back in January, but it is one of my favorite books so I wanted to share it with my updated blog. I was moved beyond measure by the epic story and wonderful characters and I count this book among my top five favorites of all time. I hope you read it and enjoy it as much as I did. Here is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
Rating – 5/5
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, is the incredible story of Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov. An aristocrat in post revolution Russia, Alexander is spared from execution as consequence to a controversial, pro-revolution poem he wrote years before. His sentence is instead life confined to The Metropol: the prestigious hotel where the likes of movie stars and political powers come and go. Spanning decades, A Gentleman in Moscow, is at once the record of a man’s mercurial history and that of his nation. With stunning, lyrical prose Towles interweaves the fascinating tales belonging to an array of colorful characters into the central story of the Count. Filled with profound passages and a most memorable protagonist, this book is incredibly moving, invoking in readers a nostalgic pull for their own pasts. A Gentleman in Moscow is a rare novel which rightfully takes its place beside the greatest literature of our time. I cannot recommend this book enough as it is holds its place in my heart as one of the great loves of my life.