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Rules of Civility: A Novel - Amor Towles
Rules of Civility: A Novel
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WHAT THEY SAID about RULES OF CIVILITY: 'Everything about this novel, set in 1930s New York, is achingly stylish - from the author's name to the slinky jacket design. Katey Kontent, daughter of Russian immigrants, and Evie Ross, from the sleepy midwest, are an ambitious, wisecracking pair who,... show more
WHAT THEY SAID about RULES OF CIVILITY: 'Everything about this novel, set in 1930s New York, is achingly stylish - from the author's name to the slinky jacket design. Katey Kontent, daughter of Russian immigrants, and Evie Ross, from the sleepy midwest, are an ambitious, wisecracking pair who, despite lack of money and connections, aim to set the city alight. A fortuitous meeting with the apparently wealthy Tinker Grey on New Year's Eve, 1937, will change the course of both their lives.' - Guardian 'If you want shopping at Bendel's, gin martinis at a debutante's mansion and jazz bands playing until 3am, RULES OF CIVILITY has it all and more ...While you're lost in the whirl of silk stockings, furs and hip flasks, all you care about is what Katey Kontent does next. Another one bartender, please.' - Observer 'Irresistible ...A cross between Dorothy Parker and Holly Golightly, Katey Kontent is a priceless narrator in her own right - the brains of a bluestocking with the legs of a flapper and the mores of Carrie Bradshaw.' - Telegraph 'Towles creates a narrative that sparkles with sentences so beautiful you'll stop and re-read them. A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful ...and desperate for a martini.' - Stylist 'My book of the year. If the unthinkable happened and I could never read another new work of fiction in 2011, I'd simply re-read this sparkling, stylish book, with yet another round of martinis as dry as the author's wit.' - Herald
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670022694 (0670022691)
ASIN: 0670022691
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 Rules of Civility
—Oh stop, Eve said. It’s dreadful. What is it? —Virginia Woolf. —Ugh. Tinker brought home all these novels by women as if that’s what I needed to get me back on my feet. He’s surrounded my bed with them. It’s as if he’s planning to brick me in. Isn’t there anything else? Rules of Civility left m...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
5.0
An enjoyable and engrossing romp through 1930's New York City, with a guide I'd love to have as a friend. Katey Kontent (pronounced KonTENT), of Russian descent and literary bent, is smart, independent, and funny. I wish I had time to go back through and copy out some quotes...there were so many goo...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
I honestly didn't expect the book to be so good. Well, coming after Water for Elephants, any book would be, but oh my, this guy can write. Not only is the plot excellent, but Amor Towles has style, some sort of personal touch I'm very much in like with. And he can shape characters!I liked Tinker and...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it
”She was indisputably a natural blonde. Her shoulder-length hair, which was sandy in summer, turned golden in the fall as if in sympathy with the wheat fields back home. She had fine features and blue eyes and pinpoint dimples so perfectly defined that it seemed like there must be a small steel cabl...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
1.0 Rules of Civility: A Novel
Very quickly while reading this book I determined that I did not like the author's style of writing. Descriptions and even formatting felt clunky and irritating. The characters are rather unlikable for me, I for some reason cannot get behind someone who wastes what is left of their money on drinking...
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