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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Friday Quotes: A Gentleman In Moscow

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
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e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

This is the book I'm reading right now---



Title: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amar Towles

Book Beginning:

Friday 56 (or whatever page, I don't know):

Comments: I just started this book today in the audio format so I had to grab the quotes from a preview of the book, which was unpaged, so I have no idea where the Friday 56 quote comes from...probably closer to page 30. I am really enjoying the book so far. The language is simply gorgeous. In the top quote Count Rostov is going before the country's leadership and they are taking his freedom away and putting him on house arrest in a hotel. In the second quote, he has to move out of his suite into a very small room so he has to cull down his personal objects and say goodbye to them.

23 comments:

  1. My dad recommended this book to me (as did some other people). Dad said it is slow, but wonderful.

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    1. Yes. All the action happens in the hotel so I am guessing it will move along pretty slowly.

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  2. This one seems kind of interesting. I hope you enjoy it. :-)

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  3. I am intrigued by the excerpts and the premise. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting book. I hope you enjoy listening to it. This week I am featuring The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. Happy reading!

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  5. I agree with you about the writing. It is quite lovely. I'll have to read this too.

    I'm featuring Broken Ground this week.

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  6. This book has come highly recommended to me, and I hope to read it at some point. I do like the sound of it! I hope you love it, Anne. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. The second snippet sounds very melancholy and intriguing!

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  8. Sounds like it's beautifully written! Happy weekend!

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  9. This sounds like a really interesting read. Enjoy! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  10. I must say that I like the sound of this book much more than either of the other two books written by the author.

    'A Gentleman In Moscow' also comes highly rated and recommended by so many of my fellow Goodreads friends, that they can't all be wrong.

    From what you said about all the action taking place inside the hotel, the cover art also now makes perfect sense and I agree wholeheartedly with the random extract you shared, sad though it is to say!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the book as much as everyone else :)

    Yvonne
    xx

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  11. I don't typically care for Russian stories, but this one sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads.

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    1. This one isn't written by a Russian author so it is less confusing and dense.

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  12. It sounds like an interesting book.

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  13. Deb thought it was really slow, but it seems intriguing to me.

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    1. I am listening to it on 1.25 speed. That helps speed it up. Ha!

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  14. The premise is so original. Speeding up the audio? Fun!

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    1. Yep. If you listen to an e-audiobook (not a CD) you can bump up the playback speed. I usually listen at 1.25 but last week I actually bumped up a book to 1.5 speed. That is really fast.

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  15. This sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

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  16. I've got this one on my TBR list -- hope to get to it next month. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy!

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  17. Oh yeah, sometimes letting go of possessions is harder than it ought to be. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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