Table For Two by Amor Towles – Our Review


Our Review…

Be prepared to be thoroughly impressed with this masterful new collection of six superbly crafted long ‘short’ stories, concluding with my favourite piece, the brilliant stylish noir novella Eve in Hollywood.

From the opening page you are in the presence of a master storyteller as you journey into Russia with The Line, the opening story of the great poet and novelist Pushkin in the Bolshevik revolution, as Towles brings the hardships of the early days of Moscow and the countries communist awakenings vividly to life.

From there you journey with the hapless Pushkin to the Americas, as the pieces dazzle and beguile you with tales of sophisticated literary forgers, fateful friendships and tragic infidelities. Throughout all his narratives, Amor Towles seems most interested in exploring the dark edges of choice and consequences, making for truly fascinating reading.

With many of the pieces bookending into the worlds of his previous books The Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in MoscowTable For Two is like a box of fine chocolates, a superb treat to be savoured.

Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books