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City of Thieves - David Benioff
City of Thieves
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From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter... show more
From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781436260916
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
4.0 City of Thieves
This is a historical fiction book that takes place during the siege of Leningrad during World War 2. The story follows Lev, a 17 year old Jew who was arrested for looting, and Koyla, a 20-something Russian deserter, on their attempt to find a dozen eggs to be pardoned for their crimes. Historical ...
Hol
Hol rated it
4.0 City of Thieves by David Benioff
For a book that took place during WW2, specifically the siege of Leningrad, this was quite a light read. That was probably because the plot was centred on a search for a dozen eggs! That might sounds a bit weird, so let me explain. Our two protagonists, Kolya and Lev, meet when they spend the nigh...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
3.0 City of Thieves
Loved the story......Hated the vulgarity and language. I get that war sucks, so I can live with the gruesome realism. But the the crude language was too much...it was unnecessary.On the other hand, I felt like this author knows Russians pretty well. The story was great, and I loved that part. I live...
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