Snippets from A Gentleman in Moscow

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From A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Tiptoeing down the stairs of reason “Whatever the endeavour, if the setting is glorious and the tenor grandiose, it will have its adherents. In fact, as the locations for duels became more picturesque and the pistols more finely manufactured, the best-bred men proved willing to defend their honour over lesser offenses. So … Read More

The thing about search

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… is that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. For sure, sometimes I want the right information and the right time. Train timetables to Oxford, what wires go where on an extractor fan. But I also I want to find things that are challenging, books that make me think, music that’s surprisingly good, things that are outside my … Read More