A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles

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This book is unbelievably good. A Gentleman in Moscow is a masterpiece of a story with beautiful writing and wonderful characters. The Count took pride in wearing a well-tailored jacket; but he took greater pride in knowing that a gentleman’s presence was best announced by his bearing, his remarks, and his manners. Not by the … Continue reading A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles

The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

the english patient

The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories.  This Booker winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives: Hana, the … Continue reading The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje