Tuesday, October 02, 2012

2012 book 273

David Benioff's City of Thieves
I can't believe I'd never read this book before--it's exactly the kind of book I'm drawn to, about a young Russian Jew trying to survive the siege of Leningrad, who ends up on a kind of bizarre quest for a dozen eggs accompanied by a charismatic army deserter. I seriously love books like this, full of adventure and plotting and dark humor and a little romance and sinister Nazis and badass ladies. Apparently Benioff is a big-time Hollywood screenwriter and runs the Game of Thrones tv show, but I wish he'd write another novel like this one. A.

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