A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles
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SummaryA Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles audiobook
is set in 1992, when Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is considered a threat to the Communist Party by a Bolshevik
tribunal and sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol Hotel for the rest of his life. He is forced to move from his luxurious suite to the isolated 6th floor.
Instead of falling into depression, Rostov embraces the situation and starts to discover the wonders of the hotel and the secrets inside of it.
While he is there, he starts a friendship with the staff of the hotel and with a girl called Nina, who is also living there. Thanks to her, he will be able to explore the whole place and discover the secrets its corners hide. Rostov will discover a whole new universe within the walls of the hotel while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are taking place outside the hotel’s doors.
After reading the summary, one may think that A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles audiobook
is not going to be a life-changing story, but nothing could be further from the truth. The story of Count Rostov is captivating, remarkable and unforgettable.
After being sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol Hotel
, the life of Count Alexander Ilyich takes an unexpected turn. We witness how he goes from a luxurious life to a more modest one in an attic within the hotel.
When we think of the aristocracy, we usually imagine narcissist, superficial and selfish people who are used to have everything they want whenever they want it. However, Rostov is a fascinating character with a lot of potential that has a lot to offer. Opposite from the communists in the Russian government, who make quick and unfair judgments, Rostov appreciates what every person has to offer, and prefers to trust too much than making a wrong judgment. Additionally, Rostov knows how to value the little things of life and he notices every single detail of the things happening around him.
For the reader, the hotel is a little city, with people coming and leaving, with restaurants, clothing stores and a barbershop, and with some characters that decide to stay for long periods of time there.
The style us Towles is marvelous. Descriptions make you feel like you are in the hotel, seeing the people, listening to their conversations, tasting all the flavors of the food and the bitterness of coffee. Characters are well developed and the relationships between them are natural and credible.
A Gentleman in Moscow audiobook is a great story recommended to all of those who value simple stories
with outstanding characters and brilliant narratives. Meeting Rostov and his way of thinking will leave a mark in any person that is willing to get to know him.
What do you prefer when reading: a long clause or a simple sentence?
Writing styles of authors not only reflect what they are comfortable with but also the type of audience they imagine reading their book. In A Gentleman in Moscow, the prose is gorgeous and the word usage is wonderful, usually having long and complicated sentences that make it elegant but not difficult to read.
What literary author has the most elegant or engaging writing style? What book was it?
The writing style of Amor Towles in A Gentleman in Moscow is the epitome of elegance. The beautiful, elegant and graceful writing suits the beautiful, elegant and graceful story perfectly.
What is your favorite book that you have read in 2017?
A Gentleman in Moscow will become the new favorite of anyone who reads it no matter when they do it. It has a great protagonist whose superpower is being civilized. It has a great plot and a surprising ending.
Which books should I read if I love fiction?
A Gentleman in Moscow is a great option is you love fiction that feels natural and that is like watching a movie while you go deeper into the story.