I don’t know what else to call this book other than perfection. Amor Towles has created an entire world within the walls of the Metropol Hotel.
After having been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the Metropol Hotel after the Communist Revolution, Count Rostov, a former aristocrat, finds himself having to make an entirely new world and life for himself while confined in the luxurious building. And he does it with grace and charm and manners that completely befit his former life as a Count.
This book oddly enough reminded me so much of “The Little Princess.” Its cast of characters make you smile throughout the entire book and the ending is nothing short of exactly what I was hoping for. Go and get this book immediately. Buy it, download it, borrow it from the library. When I literally hug a book after I finish it, you know you cannot go wrong.