Finally I finished A Gentleman In Moscow! I don't know what kept me so long because it is a very beautiful book. The concept is original: a Russian nobleman put under house arrest in a hotel by the Russian government. It takes a long time in space: from 1922 until 1954. The point of view is unique, the story being told by this man in this quiet isolated and seemingly lonely position.
The Forty Rules of Love is a delightful entanglement of two narratives – one set in the contemporary times with Ella, a housewife as the protagonist. Hers is a story of lost love and hope, till she finds herself changed because of a book she must read as a part of her new job’s obligations.
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