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I'm the type who always has a book in her bag 馃馃摉馃憸

And y'all...this book is so good.

I really don't want to put it down, but I have had so much to do (with packing and all), I haven't progressed with it as fast as I normally would have.

It's about a Count in Russia 馃嚪馃嚭 in the 1920s who is sentenced to house arrest in a small room in the Metropol Hotel. He is only allowed to the hotel restaurant to dine. He is not allowed outside. His crime? Writing and publishing a poem that the Bolshevik tribunal found "offensive" (because it implied dissent against the tyranny).

The language is so poetic, and the descriptions are so colorful I actually can see all of the Russian Red Square in my mind. I love this book!!! 馃榾
Harmonium192351-55, M
I thought was spectacular. I haven鈥檛 read anything else quite like it.
DearAmbellina211341-45, F
@Harmonium1923 Have you ever read [i]The Crimson Petal and the White[/i]? It's one of my all time favorites.
Harmonium192351-55, M
@DearAmbellina2113 No. Don鈥檛 know anything about it. Fill me in!
DearAmbellina211341-45, F
@Harmonium1923 it's a historical fiction (Victorian London) about a wealthy soap maker who becomes infatuated with a local prostitute and decides to put her up in an apartment so that no one may have her but him. He then realizes that she is an incredibly smart businesswoman and starts to consult her and involve her in his business.
It is NOT a typical romantic novel though- it written as though the author is letting you follow the characters as they go about their business, and you're climbing the social ladder along with them. It's an amazingly good read.
I'm so glad you found a book that was engaging. 馃憤馃憤馃馃鉂わ笍鉂わ笍

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