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City of Thieves by David Benioff
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Jan 04, 11

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Read from December 15 to 21, 2010

I got a sample of this book on my Nook. It cuts out at page 12. By page 12 I wanted to read the rest of this story.

On the surface the story itself seems a little lame. Two prisoners traipsing around Leningrad during WWII for a dozen eggs? I mean that’s strange! But really The City of Thieves is your classic buddy tale. The relationship that grows throughout the book is genuine and entertaining. Koyla is hilarious, outgoing, and just as insecure as everyone else. Lev is young, sweet, and looking for a way to make an impact.

I always think its interesting reading a book that’s set in WWII that isn’t from an American perspective. Even though this didn’t focus on the war on a large scale I found the small historical tidbits fascinating.

Over all I really enjoyed how the story was told. I loved the characters and even though I had figured out parts of the ending early it didn’t make the book any less satisfying.
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12/20/2010 page 160
62.0% "Love Lev! Love Koyla!"
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