David Benioff City of Thieves

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City of Thieves

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From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, 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, the New York Times bestseller 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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aThis spellbinding story perfectly blends tragedy and comedy.a
a"USA Today"
aBenioff has produced a funny, sad, and thrilling novel.a
a"Entertainment Weekly"
aBenioff blends humor and horror expertly.a
a"San Francisco Chronicle"
aA deft storyteller, Benioff writes about starvation, cannibalism, and Nazi atrocities with poise and cinematic flair. If "Thieves" were a movie, it would start out like "Schindleras List" and end up like "Raiders of the Lost Ark,"a
a"People"
aThe novel tells a refreshingly traditional tale, driven by an often ingenious plota]. He shifts tone with perfect controlano recent novel Iave read travels so quickly and surely between registers, from humor to devastationa].a
a"New York Times Book Review"
a"City of Thieves" is a coming-of-age story brilliantly amplified by its worn-torn backdrop. Benioffas finest achievement in "City of Thieves" has been to banish all possible pretensions from his novel, which never wears its research on its sleeve, and to deliver a rough-and-tumble tale that clenches humor, savagery, and pathos squarely together on the same page.a
a"Washington Post"
a"City of Thieves" is flat-out great. Benioffas screen writing chops are in full force hereathe plot careens along with cinematic verveabut thatas expected. The surprise is Benioffas understated wisdom and tenderness.a
- "Menas Journal"

?This spellbinding story perfectly blends tragedy and comedy.?
?"USA Today"
?Benioff has produced a funny, sad, and thrilling novel.?
?"Entertainment Weekly"
?Benioff blends humor and horror expertly.?
?"San Francisco Chronicle"
?A deft storyteller, Benioff writes about starvation, cannibalism, and Nazi atrocities with poise and cinematic flair. If "Thieves" were a movie, it would start out like "Schindler's List" and end up like "Raiders of the Lost Ark."?
?"People"
?The novel tells a refreshingly traditional tale, driven by an often ingenious plot?. He shifts tone with perfect control?no recent novel I?ve read travels so quickly and surely between registers, from humor to devastation?.?
?"New York Times Book Review"
?"City of Thieves" is a coming-of-age story brilliantly amplified by its worn-torn backdrop. Benioff's finest achievement in "City of Thieves" has been to banish all possible pretensions from his novel, which neve

"This spellbinding story perfectly blends tragedy and comedy."
-"USA Today"
"Benioff has produced a funny, sad, and thrilling novel."
-"Entertainment Weekly"
"Benioff blends humor and horror expertly."
-"San Francisco Chronicle"
"A deft storyteller, Benioff writes about starvation, cannibalism, and Nazi atrocities with poise and cinematic flair. If "Thieves" were a movie, it would start out like "Schindler's List" and end up like "Raiders of the Lost Ark.""
-"People"
"The novel tells a refreshingly traditional tale, driven by an often ingenious plot.... He shifts tone with perfect control-no recent novel I've read travels so quickly and surely between registers, from humor to devastation...."
-"New York Times Book Review"
""City of Thieves" is a coming-of-age story brilliantly amplified by its worn-torn backdrop. Benioff's finest achievement in "City of Thieves" has been to banish all possible pretensions from his novel, whicha

The novel tells a refreshingly traditional tale, driven by an often ingenious plot . . . [Benioff] shifts tone with perfect control - no recent novel I have read travels so quickly and surely between registers, from humor to devastation.
-The New York Times Book Review
This spellbinding story perfectly blends tragedy and comedy.
-USA Today
Splendid . . . Benioff has produced a funny, sad, and thrilling novel.
-Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A-)
Benioff blends humor and horror expertly.
-San Francisco Chronicle
A deft storyteller, Benioff writes about starvation, cannibalism, and Nazi atrocities with poise and cinematic flair. If Thieves were a movie, it would start out like Schindler s List and end up like Raiders of the Lost Ark.
-People
"City of Thieves is a coming-of-age story brilliantly amplified by its worn-torn backdrop . . . Benioff s finest achievement in "City of Thieves" has been to banish all possible pretensions from his novel, which never wears its research on its sleeve, and to deliver a rough-and-tumble tale that clenches humor, savagery, and pathos squarely together on the same page."
-The Washington Post
City of Thieves is flat-out great . . . Benioff s screen writing chops are in full force here - the plot careens along with cinematic verve - but that s expected. The surprise is Benioff s understated wisdom and tenderness.
-Men s Journal
David Benioff, has written a gripping war novel. With lots of humour, suspense and tragedy he shows the desperate lives of the people who were caught between two opposing forces during the Second World War.
-The Guardian"

"The novel tells a refreshingly traditional tale, driven by an often ingenious plot . . . [Benioff] shifts tone with perfect control - no recent novel I have read travels so quickly and surely between registers, from humor to devastation."
-The New York Times Book Review

"This spellbinding story perfectly blends tragedy and comedy."
-USA Today

"Splendid . . . Benioff has produced a funny, sad, and thrilling novel."
-Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A-)

"Benioff blends humor and horror expertly."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"A deft storyteller, Benioff writes about starvation, cannibalism, and Nazi atrocities with poise and cinematic flair. If Thieves were a movie, it would start out like Schindler's List and end up like Raiders of the Lost Ark."
-People

"City of Thieves is a coming-of-age story brilliantly amplified by its worn-torn backdrop . . . Benioff's finest achievement in "City of Thieves" has been to banish all possible pretensions from his novel, which never wears its research on its sleeve, and to deliver a rough-and-tumble tale that clenches humor, savagery, and pathos squarely together on the same page."
-The Washington Post

"City of Thieves is flat-out great . . . Benioff's screen writing chops are in full force here - the plot careens along with cinematic verve - but that's expected. The surprise is Benioff's understated wisdom and tenderness."
-Men's Journal

"David Benioff, has written a gripping war novel. With lots of humour, suspense and tragedy he shows the desperate lives of the people who were caught between two opposing forces during the Second World War."
-The Guardian

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The long-awaited new novel by the critically-acclaimed author of THE 25TH HOUR - and one of Hollywood's brightest screenwriting stars.

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