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City of Thieves by David Benioff
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it was amazing
bookshelves: book-club, fiction, 202020-reread
Recommended to Amy Rhoda by: Tanyamurdoch
Read 2 times. Last read March 16, 2020 to March 21, 2020.

Lev and Kolya have to find a dozen eggs. They are sent on this quest, in exchange for their lives, by a Russian colonel who needs the eggs for a wedding cake for his daughter. There are no eggs in Leningrad, or Piter as they prefer to call it, so their search takes them outside the relative safety of the city to German-occupied territory.

City of Thieves is a buddy story, a road story and a love story. (Well, several love stories.) I just finished reading it and I can't think of anything I didn't like about it, except that I'm sorry it's over. The characters are flawed and wonderful, the setting is rich and evocative.

I suppose I might rescind this initial burst of enthusiasm as I did with Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet but I don't think so. I don't feel manipulated this time; I don't feel like I've been dragged on an emotional journey, but rather that I've chosen to embark on one of my own accord, because I love the characters.

I wonder if his other books are this good...
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Reading Progress

May 31, 2012 – Shelved
May 31, 2012 – Shelved as: book-club
June 16, 2012 – Started Reading
June 19, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
June 19, 2012 – Finished Reading
March 16, 2020 – Started Reading
March 16, 2020 – Shelved as: 202020-reread
March 21, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Amardip He's the screenwriter for Game of Thrones. We are planning to watch the series now!

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