I finally read Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Set in the 1930’s in NYC, I loved the NYC references to landmarks, buildings and streets which are familiar to anyone who’s been to New York often. To me, this book represents the quintessential New York City. In a flashback, the story involves two roommates Katey and Eve, who on a night out on the town meet Tinker Grey. They both become quickly enamored with him but a turn of events change both girls lives. They both learn nothing in NYC is what it appears to be and in the end what could of been never happens. I think the Rules of Civility is comparable to Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby because the story is elegant and captivating while leaving the message that with every choice made something is left behind or given up. Most of the storyline takes place immediately after the depression. I’d rate this novel 4 out of 5 stars and I plan on rereading it in the future, I consider the novel an instant classic.