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A Gentleman in Moscow
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel | Amor Towles
“The book moves briskly from one crisp scene to the next, and ultimately casts a spell as captivating as Rules of Civility, a book that inhales you into its seductively Gatsby-esque universe.” —Town & Country 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 With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, “Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.” A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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 a doorway 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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Aims42
Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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This is how I‘m starting my Memorial Day weekend 🥰

Slajaunie Pretty!! 1d
TheSpineView Lovely spot! 💜 1d
Soubhiville Oh perfect! 1d
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RealLifeReading Have a lovely weekend! 1d
Tamra Perfect! 1d
Aims42 @Slajaunie @TheSpineView @Soubhiville @RealLifeReading @Tamra Thanks ladies! Hope you all have great book filled weekends too 😊 17h
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Avinash1707
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Been hooked on this great fabrication by Amor Towles since two days. Just three chapters through and the story seems to be setting a pace so intriguing and captivating. The premise shines bright and implores attention with each passing string of verbose with a didactic intent but not forgetting the importance of storytelling. Turns out that the book might prove itself to be a great summer read. Anyone else who can shed light on this title?

RaimeyGallant Haven't read it yet, but welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2d
Avinash1707 @RaimeyGallant I appreciate your time and support and I‘m looking forward to your assistance. Thank you very much!😊 2d
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Aims42
Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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Re-reading a favorite 2018 read 🥰 I devoured ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘ last summer and couldn‘t resist putting aside my other books to revisit the Count ❤️

Samplergal I‘ll be starting that one soon for book club. 5d
Aims42 @Samplergal I hope you enjoy it!! 5d
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bodacioustchr
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This is an epic story that takes us from the Revolution of the Bolsheviks through Alexander's life. The story is very well-told but does drag a bit in places. However, the story has some amazing characters that make the story so good. Highly recommend.

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simplysteph
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saw this at a facebook group and i decided to give it a go. the title interests me....

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TheLudicReader
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Agh. I am struggling with this book. Have to finish by Tuesday and I keep falling asleep. I am on page 102. 🙄

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Mafiacisco

"After all, what can a first impression tell us about someone we've just met for a minute in the lobby of a hotel? For that matter, what can a first impression tell us about anyone? Why, no more than a chord can tell us about Beethoven, or a brushstroke about Botticelli. By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory that they deserve not only our consideration, but our reconsideration."

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Lola
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This was the last book I picked up at BEA 2016. I HAD to have it and I COULDN‘T WAIT to read it. Fast forward to 2019 and I still haven‘t read it 🙄 But I did hear the delightful and charming author speak tonight about this book, (and his first, The Rules of Civility) his inspirations and writing process. This book is going to be adapted into a multi-episode television show with Kenneth Branagh as the Count. I‘d better get to it!

Cinfhen Ohhh, That should be amazing!!! Now go READ this book, already!!! It‘s sooooooo good❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3w
mdemanatee I have my signed BEA copy still waiting to be read too 😂 3w
Lola @Cinfhen I started it and I can tell this book right up my book alley. 3w
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Lola @mdemanatee I don‘t think mine is signed. It was literally the last thing I grabbed that day-the line was long and I was BEAed out 😂 3w
Cinfhen I feel like you & I share similar reading taste, so I‘m pretty confident you‘re gonna love the Count!!! 3w
mdemanatee @Lola that‘s fair! Every day I was like “I will get out before rush hour” and then somehow ever day I was on the redline with like 5 full tote bags at rush hour hating everything. Lol. 3w
Lola @Cinfhen I think you‘re right on the money about that 🥰 3w
Lola @mdemanatee Oh, I so get this!! 😂😂 3w
cdreincarnate It‘s so good! 3w
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Siri_reads
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Pickpick

The novel is original, entertaining and enlightening. I actually liked the book so much that I have a little book hangover. Can't concentrate or settle down with a new book ... keep thinking about the ending!

Erofan Matryoshkas! 😍 3w
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kathedron
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Pickpick

I liked it a lot but didn't quite love it. Count Rostov is held under permanent house arrest in the Metropol Hotel and resolves to master his circumstances, rather than be mastered by them. Bravo! Though it doesn't make for a lot of narrative drive. He is charming and I enjoyed the urbane humour but my inner Bolshevik won't quite forgive his privilege either. I read Tsvetaeva and Akhmatova: they and their loved ones weren't dining in the Boyarsky!

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Panpan

There‘s an old saying: Even a dead cat will bounce if it‘s dropped from high enough. Well, it didn‘t bounce for me. The plot was too predictable and the characters not believable. For someone who knows a whole lot about Russia and lived through the atrocities of communism, this book didn‘t touch me at all. Americans should stick to writing about American culture and leave it to Russians to enlighten us what life in Russia was like.

MellieAntoinette Bwahahahaha! Love the old saying! 1mo
Aseleener Neat picture! I bailed on this one. 1mo
rretzler Glad to hear others aren‘t raving about it 1mo
readordierachel That saying 😆 1mo
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Sward7

“Among readers of European fiction, the character names in Russian novels are notorious for their difficulty. Not content to rely on given and family names, we Russians like to make use of homophobia, patronymics, and an array of diminutives. Such that a single character in one of our novels may be referred to four different ways in as many pages.”

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Crazeedi Absolutely ❤❤ this book!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 1mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 Enjoy! 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 1mo
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Oryx
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#audiocrochet

Crocheting has finally clicked for me @julesG 😎 - only the basics, but after just not getting it for the longest time, I might now be addicted.

Mitch I so want to learn.. maybe we‘ll have a Retreat Masterclass! 🤣 1mo
julesG Looking good! It took me about 30 years for the penny to drop. I learned it at age 5 but only really understood how it works about 4 years ago. So you were faster! 😁 1mo
julesG @Mitch I guess that can be organised. 😉 1mo
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Mitch @julesG 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
ladym30 Lovely colors!❤️ 1mo
Johanna414 Love that yarn! 1mo
Oryx @Johanna414 me too, I'm obsessed with it. It's from a company called Truly Hooked. They have gorgeous hand dyed wool. 1mo
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Sward7
Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles

Listening on Audible while hiking. Really enjoying so far. Love little Nina: “For the virtuous who have lost their way, the fates often provide a guide. “

RaimeyGallant I love hiking! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 1mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 1mo
ju.ca.no Welcome🤗 1mo
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Siri_reads
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I think this picture sums up what I think about the book so far ❤️ Felix loves the one-eyed hotel cat #catsoflitsy

Erofan Cutie 😻 1mo
BookishMarginalia So cute! 1mo
Siri_reads @Erofan thank you. Love him to bits ❣️ 1mo
Siri_reads @Erofan thank you 😊He truly is 😻 1mo
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Siri_reads
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I want Nina‘s key!

AnneCecilie Liker du boka? 1mo
Siri_reads Ja! Liker den veldig godt. ? Lesingen går litt sent, men det er ikke pga boka. Så mye annet jeg må gjøre... (edited) 1mo
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kathedron
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"So while duelling may have begun as a response to high crimes... by 1900 it had tiptoed down the stairs of reason, until they were being fought over the tilt of a hat, the duration of a glance, or the placement of a comma."

(It never quite got to red pens at teatime behind the filing cabinet when I was a proofreader but I can't say it didn't get close sometimes!)

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Siri_reads
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My first reading spot in the garden is ready for a lot of Easter Holiday reading. Hopefully the sun will keep on shining ☀️ 📚#readingspot #placestoread

C.Perone Such a beautiful spot! 1mo
Siri_reads Thank you @C.Perone It‘s my favourite reading spot 🤓 1mo
C.Perone @Siri_reads I can see why 🌞😊 1mo
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Siri_reads
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Next up! (This is my 🐈 Felix) #catsoflitsy

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Kimbono
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Sunday morning reading soundtrack #readingsoundtrack

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TamCotzias
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Pickpick

You should read this! Read this last year, it is now the book I tell they everyone they must read.
I also love Rules of Civility. Can't wait for Amor Towles next great work.
#agentlemaninmoscow #amortowles
#deweyreadathon #readathonhourlyphoto #deweyapril

Demibom I found it profoundly boring...Sorry 1mo
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Demibom
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My work out consists of reading books😝

ShyBookOwl Jealous! 2mo
WanderingBookaneer I enjoyed this book. 2mo
Crazeedi One of my favorite books! 2mo
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readordierachel Exercising your brain! 💪🏽 2mo
AmyG Mine too! 2mo
BibliOphelia That looks like my corner of Italy! Any chance you‘re in Northern Tuscany? 2mo
Demibom @BibliOphelia No, I‘m in the Veneto area...on the other side:) 2mo
BibliOphelia Ah! Lovely Veneto! 😍 2mo
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Cathythoughts
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Pickpick

Bookclub scored the tagged book very high. Everyone agreed the writing was excellent- words used to describe the book ... privileged, particular, over-ambitious. Most want to read his other book Rules of Civility Also some felt , why Moscow at that time ? It could have been a hotel anywhere.

Our next book is The Bone Clocks
But first we have the Cork Book Festival , So need to read Kit De Waal Anne Griffin , Billy OCallaghan & more will 👇🏻

Cathythoughts 👇🏻writers will be there. Turns out My Coney Island Baby is by a Cork writer & @batsy a neighbor of Cillian Murpyh ( I think I can hear your swoon coming all the way from Malaysia ♥️💔) So lots of reading to do 👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts I did give tagged book a pick because the writing is so good. But I did skim a fair bit & found myself impatient with it at times. 2mo
batsy Oooh yes, that thud you heard is me falling into a heap 😂😂😍 The festival sounds amazing! 2mo
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TrishB Still to read! I love, love , love The Bone Clocks ❤️ but it is definitely a marmite book- I know a lot of people who hated it. So a good book club discussion. I can still tear up thinking about the ending. 2mo
BiblioLitten I loved The Bone Clocks! I hope you enjoy reading it too. 😊 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm A book festival! 😍So fun! 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @BiblioLitten I Hope I like it ... I‘m afraid one has to be very clever to get it ... but I‘m looking forward to it 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I know ! Should be fun 2mo
TrishB There is a real fantasy element to it which may not appeal to you. 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! I really want to like it .. or at least “ get it “ ... fantasy element you say .. good to know 👍🏻 2mo
Demibom Sadly I didn‘t like it all 1mo
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rachelk
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Great question! I‘ve read quite a few outstanding books so far, but I think my favorite has to be ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘ with ‘The Remains of the Day‘ coming in as a close second.

#bestbooksofar2019 @megnews

rachelk @mdhughes72 Ooh, I‘ve got ‘The Female Persuasion‘ here — I‘ll have to get to it soon! 2mo
megnews Thanks for sharing! I‘m getting lots of great recommendations from this question. 2mo
rachelk @megnews I‘m seeing some good recommendations too! Great post. :) 2mo
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Violetta
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Mehso-so

#UnpopularOpinion I loved the characters and was worried sick when smth bad was to happen to them, but overall impression wasn't that good.Quite a few historical inaccuracies caught my eye even though I'm not an expert. And it's hard for me to believe that such story could happen in reality.It's like a performance with lots of funny&dramatic moments, so I couldn't get serious about it #booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Violetta It's the #RemindsYouofYourHappyPlace choice 📚 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I was most certainly #charmed by the Count in this recent read. Such old fashioned civility, a true gentleman indeed.

#literaryluck

Caroline2 Apparently this is being made into a film starring Kenneth Branagh!! 😯 2mo
Cathythoughts We have our IRL Bookclub discussion on this one Friday night ! I‘ll keep you posted 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 Kenneth ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @Caroline2 Yes I‘ve heard! I‘m curious how it will turn out and Branagh! 👍 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts How are you liking it? Have you been charmed by the Count? 😁Look forward to hear your thoughts and the outcome of your book club discussions. 2mo
vkois88 I need to get to this one as well! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Awww I just got this ebook too ☺️ 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Caroline2 Awww now I need to bump this up on my TBR 😱 2mo
Caroline2 @BooknerdsLife Me too!! 👍🏻 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Caroline2 😁🤗💗 2mo
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BekaReid
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Pickpick

A Gentleman in Moscow makes you stop, relax, and appreciate who and what is around you. Towles' novel is charming and full of wit, beautiful prose, and an endearing count who demonstrates true class and humaneness.

TheSpineView Well said! 2mo
RJHowe A review like that moves it up the TBR pile 2mo
BekaReid @RJHowe I'm glad I finally got to it as it's been on my TBR list for 2 years! There's just too many books and too little time. 2mo
RJHowe My favourite book store owner pressed it into my hands, I should have known he never leads me astray! 2mo
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BekaReid
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Stepping into Moscow 1922 today as I started a new book this morning. I loved Amor Towles' writing in Rules of Civility, and A Gentleman is Moscow is perhaps even more enjoyable so far at about 100 pages in - excellent writing and full of wit. And Towles' footnotes are cracking me up!

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Jendjohnson
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“The only difference between everybody and nobody is the number of shoes!” A delightful quote from an insightful 9-year-old in this novel.

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TheSpineView
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

📘 Tagged book for people who like general and historical fiction. Also recommend A Man Callled Ove and Beneath a Scarlet Sky. Others come to mind for lovers of fantasy and Scifi.
🛌 Always make it. I'm a neatness person.
🌤 Mosy sunny 58.
🍌🥪 Banana and Peanut butter sandwich
🤗 On it!

JaclynW A Gentleman in Moscow and A Man Called Ove are two of my favorites! Great ones to recommend! 2mo
FantasyChick Yes! #4 2mo
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CouronneDhiver Banana & PB is my favourite! 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
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Cathythoughts
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A Gentleman in Moscow... “ By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory...”

I‘m on the fence with this book ... would hVe bailed but it‘s IRL Bookclub...
I like this quote though , & we can apply it to how interesting our different tastes in books can be

I‘m finding it all a bit too “ clever “ - more #unpopularopinion from me 😬
Although , I‘m starting to get a bit fond of our gentleman

erzascarletbookgasm Aww..💕 This book has lots of great quotes, nevertheless. I found it a bit slow in the beginning but all the characters are fascinating. 2mo
Crazeedi I loved this book completely, this quote needs repeated everywhere 2mo
Cinfhen Stay with it!! It took at least 100 pages before I really felt invested. It all comes together so beautifully by the end. And our Gentleman will delight you 2mo
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BarbaraBB Oh Yes, it‘s so good. Don‘t bail please, I can‘t imagine you won‘t fall for the Gentleman! 2mo
Suet624 Great quote. 2mo
Blaire Echo the other comments...stick with it! I loved it! 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @Crazeedi @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Suet624 @Blaire thanks ladies, I‘ll see it through alright, but it‘s trying my patience at times. I love the lovely writing & himself.. but the pace is sooooo slow .... 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm What the others said ☝️. We love the Count, hope you‘ll get into it very soon! 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie ♥️👍🏻 2mo
TrishB I keep putting this one off.... 2mo
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arader68
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This book's pace is a remarkable combination of exquisite details, historical references and the relating of stories and events from the main character's life. It is utterly charming and I am especially enjoying the drool-inducing descriptions of food. It's a perfect read for a relaxed afternoon even you need to slow life down and breathe for a spell.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#Booked2019 #Winter completed. ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️

My favourite is the tagged book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen Congrats❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Yay! 👏🏻🙌🏻 2mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Leftcoastzen 👍👏📚 2mo
Cathythoughts Excellent work. Your favourite is The Gentleman.... very interesting, hope to start nxt week 2mo
Kalalalatja Well done you! 2mo
JennyM Huzzah 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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Olivia306
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Pickpick

Oh, this book! What a beautiful journey this has been! Mr. Towles' writing flows naturally and magically, making the realities of the story all the more compelling. None more so than the Count - what a charming and interesting character. I also loved the key role that books and culture play, how utterly vital cultivating one's mind is. It's a beautiful and intelligent story, but above all, it's utterly humane and all the more well-worth the read.

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this too 2mo
Olivia306 @erzascarletbookgasm My best friend recommended it to me as she read it and positively adored it. 🤓 (edited) 2mo
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OnlyYoo
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Mehso-so

Definitely in the minority here, but I thought this book was just alright. I‘m currently taking a Russian history class and it definitely gave me some interesting perspectives on the literature and historical events referenced in the book. I thought that the prose in this book was absolutely beautiful. What made it really meh for me was how seriously it seemed to take itself. Other than that it was good!

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I am smitten by this book. Enthralled by the charm, humour, and wisdom of the endearing Count. The premise may seem non-thrilling, but you‘ll soon discover the varied fascinating characters and fall in love with all of them. Towles is an incredible writer with excellent grasp of detail and mood, while providing a look into Russia‘s history. Beautiful writing, wonderful story, a book to savour.

#Booked2019 #winter #newtoyouauthor

erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts I hope you‘ll love this when you get to it. 3mo
Cathythoughts So glad you loved it ♥️👍🏻I‘ll have to get to it soon 😍😉 3mo
Cinfhen This was a slow burn but sooooo good. Glad you loved it too 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Great review! 3mo
TheSpineView Fantastic summary and I totally agree with you!😍 3mo
Kalalalatja I‘m so glad you liked it! 🙌 3mo
TrishB Great review.....I will get to it eventually!! 3mo
charl08 Another fan here: great comments. 3mo
Pricel101 I have this in audio, great review! 👌📖 3mo
Kdgordon88 This is one of the most delightful books I‘ve read and your review is spot on. 3mo
kspenmoll Wonderful wonderful book!!! Great review. 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Let‘s hope we learn to appreciate the inconveniences in life before it‘s too late.

Cathythoughts Here here !! The good doesn‘t come easy ... ♥️👍🏻looking forward to reading this one soon 3mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts one of my favorite books I read last year. 3mo
booklahoma Great literary fiction, great quote! 📝 3mo
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Demibom
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Just popped the cork out and I‘m ready to read...#currentlyreading #wineandbooks

TheSpineView I loved the count! 3mo
Tadams4 Enjoy! 3mo
Elizabeth2 Looks like perfection! 3mo
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IndoorDame
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@Jas16 sent me this title from my Litsy TBR! thank you so much!! 💜your generous spirit made my day and I can't wait to read this! 🙌

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s so good!!! And Jennifer is awesome!! ❤️❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville Yay! This is on my TBR for in the next couple of months too! 3mo
AmyG It‘s such a good book. 3mo
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Jas16 I am so glad it arrived! I loved this book and hope that you do as well! 3mo
Kdgordon88 Such a great book! One of my all time favorites. 3mo
Crazeedi Great book 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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😁 😆So far, I‘ve bumped into an Alexander, Katerina and Mishka..

MicheleinPhilly It‘s like when I do my Ancestry . com stuff - SOOOOO many Anthonys, Josephs, Nicholases, Alexes, Johns, etc. Damn Italians! 😉 3mo
Crazeedi I loved this book 3mo
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Heideschrampf
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Pickpick

This is what happens when an american writes an Austen novel set in russia. I wouldnt have thought i‘d like it so much, but this has been just a wonderful 30 year journey -a very long bottle episode- about personal values and those propagated by societyT and an ode to literature and friendship. The times they are a‘changing but man will always be man ❤️🎩

bookseller_cate This is my featured staff pick for April. Just in time for the paperback release. 😊📚 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely 🙂 3mo
rachaich Absolutely loved this book :) 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#currentlyreading

Pic of the actual Hotel Metropol Moscow lobby.

Cathythoughts So excited you are reading it Jessie!! Makes it more exciting for our IRL Bookclub this month .... I‘ll start it maybe next week 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Heideschrampf I‘ve just finished it. Can‘t wait for your review. I hope you‘ll like it as much as i did 3mo
TheSpineView I would have liked to see it in the Count's day. 3mo
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stephothebesto
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What's your favorite winter read? Mine is A Gentleman in Moscow for the lyrical writing, character-driven story, and wit that makes me laugh out loud.

rachaich Loved this book :) 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#currentlyreading
Count Alexander Rostov seems such an elegant man.

Crazeedi Yes he was a true "gentle"man 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh wow ! Are you currently reading. It‘s our IRL Bookclub book this month & must start soon ( and I have resistance to it 🤷🏻‍♀️) look forward to your thoughts 3mo
Kalalalatja You are reading it!? How are you liking it so far? 😊 3mo
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Lcsmcat I fell a little bit in love with the Count when I read this. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm For me, the pace picked up after Nina is introduced. It‘s making me smile so very often while reading it! This book has been on my shelf for two years and the reason I cracked this open is for Booked2019. @Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja I hope you‘ll enjoy Cathy. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m beginning to find the Count very charming! @Crazeedi I can see why @Lcsmcat 😊 3mo
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theitinerarian
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I almost have up on this one but I am happy I stuck it out. The author's attention to detail is phenomenal and the use of symbolism and foreshadowing the best I have encountered in recent novels.

PurpleyPumpkin This one has been on my tbr for a while. I need to get to it!📚 3mo
theitinerarian @PurpleyPumpkin it's super literary and took me a bit to get into the right "mind set" but once I got into it I was charmed ? 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
Crazeedi I loved this book! 3mo
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! I loved this book too. 3mo
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OnlyYoo
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Probably one of the most beautiful covers I‘ve ever seen ❤️. Can‘t wait to start this!

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Our next IRL Bookclub pick ... also , excitingly, to be made into a movie starring Kenneth Branagh ( @CarolynM 😍, can we deal with this excitement 👍🏻yes we can ! )
Also thinking #BooktoMovie
I‘ve had resistance to reading this one ... so I‘m glad I‘m being forced to 👍🏻

TrishB I have a resistance too! Will see how you get on. 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know 🤷🏻‍♀️there‘s no plot 🙄. I‘ll keep you posted ! 3mo
CarolynM The book hasn't called to me either, but I think I could probably be persuaded to see the film😉 3mo
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WanderingBookaneer I loved this book! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ooohhh I can‘t wait!!! 3mo
AmyG I can‘t wait for the movie. I teally enjoyed this book. 3mo
Cortg It‘s a slow read but really good, in my opinion. Take your time with it. I hope you like it! 3mo
Rissreads Well that settles it then, I better bump it up my list as I always read the book first before watching the film! 3mo
Crazeedi @Cathythoughts this book was so excellent, one of my rare five stars. It is well worth the time, a beautiful story 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Crazeedi Agreed! 5+ stars. And Kenneth Branagh! I didn‘t know about this! Spleeeee!! 😄 3mo
DivineDiana I am in love with the Count! Cant wait to see on the Big Screen! 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you are in the Kenneth Branagh fan club too so 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG I‘m definitely interested in the movie... I hope I have the patience for the book ... everyone says it‘s a slow read ... but , that‘s the beauty of Bookclub, you read books you wouldn‘t normally 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cortg that‘s exactly what our friend who recommended it said ... to take our time 3mo
Cathythoughts @Rissreads Kenneth ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi sounds lovely as you describe it 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled yes! The women were saying it last night about Kenneth Branagh ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Rissreads Hmmmmm, I do like a bit of Kenneth ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana I hope I love him too , I‘ll definitely love Kenneth Branagh 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CarolynM it‘s a little hard to get into a first, but oh so worth it!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ yes!!! 🔥🔥 (edited) 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts yes,it‘s a slow burn but so worth it ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
MaureenMc I loved this book so much! 😍Hope you enjoy it. 😊 I‘m kinda excited about the movie, but also nervous. 😬 3mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc yes I know the way ... what will they do with the book you love .... & exciting too ! 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Hollie I loved this one. The language is beautiful. Towles really has a way with words. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Hollie so glad it was a great one for you 👍🏻♥️... I must start it now soon ... it‘s long enough I‘d say 3mo
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