A review by lipstickitotheman
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

adventurous emotional funny hopeful reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I didn't think I'd like listening to this! However the pov character, narrator, and audiobook reader made this tiny world so lovely. He's so charming and charmed by the world. I think normally I would find this kind of book a bit boring. But because Alexander finds such delight in "little things" and the world and people around him, it's fun and exciting and interesting to experience with him. 

His relationship with his daughter truly made me cry. I cried over how much they love each other. I cried when his
Spoiler best friend died
and he cried because
Spoiler he said that the last of those who knew him when he was young was dead

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