by D. H. Haggerty
RE-BLOG: I am posting this book review by D. H. Haggerty to my own blog, hoping that readers will take the time to get a copy (digital, print, or audio) of THE GENTLEMAN OF MOSCOW and sink into the guilty pleasure of all Amor Towles’s “sublime prose.” Delightful characters! Vivid setting! A beautiful mix of history and fiction.
I’m finally back to enjoying a book club. It’s been years – years! – since I’ve been in a book club that consistently meets. It’s been a bit of an uphill battle. Either an established book club meets at a time I can’t meet or there is another issue (dictatorial leadership in a book club is not my thing). In December, we read A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I loved – LOVED! – this book.
~ My Review~
I’m finding it hard to write a review for this magnificent book. I’m not sure where to begin. The prose was sublime. Towles is obviously an accomplished writer and storyteller. No wonder it takes him four years to write a novel. The novel was reminiscent of Russian literature (of which I’m a great fan). For example, Towles uses footnotes to write asides to the story. Russian writers love to do…
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