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August 13, 2020

"A Gentleman in Moscow" and "Rules of Civility — Amor Towles

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I'd never heard of Amor Towles before coming across a favorable mention of his 2016 novel "A Gentleman in Moscow." 

I bought the book and read it and I must say I've never read anything quite like it.

Towles has a very sharp wit and bracing originality, both laced with acid humor.


I was only about a quarter of the way through before I ordered "Rules of Civility," his 2011 debut novel.

It too was an excellent read. 

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You can read the opening pages of both on Amazon.

August 13, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Available at the NY public library! I placed a hold. Don't let me down Joe!

Posted by: Greg Perkins | Aug 16, 2020 7:51:47 AM


Twice recommended in one week.

My 97YO dad loved it, too.

Posted by: JohnM | Aug 14, 2020 5:06:10 PM

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