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A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles (2016)

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

Finished: 02/21/20

Grade: B+

After the Bolshevik revolution, Count Alexander Illyich Rostov returns to Russia and is placed on house arrest in the Metropol Hotel. We follow his life through the next 3 decades as he gets into hijinks around the hotel, and adapts to the constantly shifting political environment beyond.

This was a comfortable book. I was never racing home to read the next chapter, but I was always happy to have it on a long train ride or in a waiting room. Enjoyable but not very spicy.

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