Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

My rating: 4.4
Rules of Civility by Amor TowlesKatey Kontent (Katya) is the center of the story, an unapologetic working girl. She's ambitious and determined seeking success in the publishing industry. Her best friend, Eve, with a lot of spirit, refuses daddy's money and embraces her free spirit.

Eve and Katey meet Tinker Grey on New Year's Eve, 1937, at a jazz bar in Greenwich Village. Tinker's a ruggedly handsome man with an enigmatic mystique. The three become fast friends, but as with many triangulating relationships, a hairline rivalry sets in. Then a tragedy shatters their bond, and their solidarity is ruptured.

This novel is also about New York and its social scenes and the glamour of that era. This story is not without it’s flaws but, it was a very enjoyable read. I look forward to Mr. Towles next novel.

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