A Gentleman In Moscow – Staff Review – Maddy

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and read by Nicholas Smith

Available on the cloud library in both ebook and audiobook, A Gentleman in Moscow is a nice long book to read while in quarantine.

In 1922 Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a prominent hotel, for being an unrepentant aristocrat by the Bolsheviks (political party in power after the revolution). Going from a prominent man of the upper class who has never worked a day in his life, Rostov is moved to a from his expansive suite to a small attic apartment and left to provide for himself. But being stuck in a hotel, it turns out, is not as boring as it seems. In fact, there will be a lot going on as the times that can be gleaned from inside the Metropol. Some might even happen inside its doors. 
A Gentleman in Moscow is a historical fiction that spans the 1920s-1950s in Moscow. I enjoyed reading about Count Rostov and the rest of the characters in this book. Rostov knows a thing or two about being stuck at home and making the most of it. No spoilers here, but, I was slightly surprised by the ending turned out. 

3 stars