"Amor Towles spins a great story, populated with memorable characters. Above all, he takes the reader into an interesting place and time, fully drawn, absolutely engaging. Here the place is Moscow, the time, a period from 1922 to the mid 50s. The m..."
"A bit of a disappointment. An effort has been made to portray the rather ugly and protracted legal squabble between a rather pathetic old woman and the grasping Israeli government as Kafkaesque. In the end, it becomes tiresome and pointless rather..."