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A Gentleman In Moscow Review: Ewan McGregor Shines in Tepid Adaptation

ewan mcgregor as die graf sitting in a hotel lobby with other cast members around him in a gentleman

Amor Towles is an apt and confident storyteller, having penned The Lincoln Highway, Table for Two, and A Gentleman In Moscow. The latter became a monstrous bestseller, attracting 2 million readers and a long stay atop the New York Times bestseller list. The book opens in 1922 and begins a delightful and often humorous journey with Count Alexander Rostov, who is stripped of his “status” and sent to house arrest at the Metropol, a divine hotel just a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. Sent to live in an attic room, Rostov must adjust, and the book weaves through the years and his experiences inside the elaborate hotel. It sure has the makings of a grand adventure.