Top positive review
A story that stays with you long after the last page
31 July 2018
A beautifully written book, which thoroughly deserved to be a New York Times bestseller. Set in the 1920s and after, it follows Count Alexander Rostov, an aristocrat who is sentenced to house arrest by a Bolshevik tribunal. His life thereafter is confined within the Hotel Metropol, which sits across from the Kremlin. It is a wonderful account of life in those circumstances and how he manages to live a life, still with dignity and grace, in such threatening and brutal times as in post-revolution Russia. A truly wonderful story, beautifully told and I urge readers to enjoy it as much as I did.