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Five years ago, three friends and I set out to read some of the “great books” – or those works of literature which would merit re-reading several times over the. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts . Set in New York City in , Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named.

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Jul 07, Jeffrey Keeten rated it it was amazing. She remembers how getting to know him inadvertently set her on a path that cha Thank you, Amor Towles, for writing such a lovely and sophisticated novel.

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Tinker loves her and is only tending to Eve because he feels guilty. Preview — Amorr of Civility by Amor Towles. Jul 28, Cynthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is always addressed amlr his given name, Wallace. Over lunch when I was in my twenties, it was great fun to talk with them about their lives between the wars—when they were young adults. To ask other readers questions about Rules of Civilityplease sign up.

Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Franklin were all men of such sweeping talent and character. It was like “circles of Dante’s Inferno”. Even as she waits for circumstances to bring Tinker back into her life, she begins to rupes how our most promising choices inevitably lay the groundwork for our regrets. These stories were available for awhile as an ebook; but inI removed them from distribution having decided to turn them into a novel.

Rules of Civility – Amor Towles

But those little tidbits are not the bulk of this quite plotty pacey novel, which is a fa This book was strange for me, at points, it was a 5, at other points a 1. After I read the epilogue and then went back and re-read the prologue, I added the fifth star because I like the way it’s constructed.


Two It’s really hard to put my finger on what made me like Rules of Civility so much. Videos About This Book. View all 45 comments. How has this author so well captured the essence of his female characters?

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles: review

There is a blend of secretaries, bankers, day traders, party girls, lost boys, doormen, waitresses, cultures, a blend of 15th and 2nd generation Americans all dreaming their dreams and banging into one another. I may have disliked Evelyn Waugh’s tone and snobbishness, but at least his books carried an air of authenticity by attempting to be satire. She had fine features and blue eyes and pinpoint dimples so perfectly defined that it seemed like there must be a small steel cable fastened to the center of each inner cheek which grew taut when she smiled.

At the beginning of the book, our narrator finds Tinker Grey’s picture twice in a photographe I enjoy character-driven novels.

In fact, he seems to feel guilty about his status and would like to climb down the ladder. They are all looking to establish connections in the E. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.

Made of white marble quarried from upstate New York, the Walls must be four feet thick. Thus begins the flashback story of Katey’s roaring twenties in the glittering 30’s.

Kate becomes a fan of Agatha Christie at a point in the novel when she is hurt, angry and concerned about whether fivility exists in the world. So far, so Sex and the City s-style. View all 28 comments. The whole story is viewed through her perspective and this is basically her story, and yet Civklity finished the book feeling like I didn’t know her at all.


Where does your judgment fall on Tinker? After a few weeks of preparation, I started Rules of Civility on January 1,and wrapped it up days later. Where else is that shoulder held with that hunch so that readers will recognize it immediately? Recommended to Carol by: Towles, so perhaps you could hush up and get on with the story. I can dream it still exists and is ampr the same?

And where were the poor people?

This book is all about the choices each of us makes in determining our fate, because we do make choices. Who really loves who? These rules are listed at the end of the book, but I did not read them See all 25 questions about Rules of Civility…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Is there some women here on the sidelines? However, very few, if any, lived in the community or the surrounding area prior to their arrest and conviction. It is certainly for the well-read.

Don’t you see the difference between that and KON-tent? This book is art deco, j This amod the rare example of a book that makes you appreciate the art of writing.

There are so many things I enjoyed about this novel!