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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

Immediately after the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks sentenced Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, a young aristocrat, to live out his days in an attic room at the Metropol grand hotel in Moscow. He’s never to set foot outside again. It’s a strange sentence for a man of singular wit, and he makes his life an adventure in the grand hotel for decades. The hotel is filled with characters, including Sasha meets early in his stay, and his life somehow becomes a grand Russian novel confined by space, and the ending is just the best.

This isn’t a book that will stay with you forever, but it is a well written enjoyable read.

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