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Subject: City of Thieves by Benioff
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 5:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
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I just finished City of Thieves by David Benioff. Great book! It is historical fiction about the siege of Leningrad and the author does not spare the reader any of the horrors of war the citizens of Leningrad experienced. Cursing and sex talk is rampant (just a heads up) but the story is suspenseful and the history seems to be in line with everything else I've read about the siege of Leningrad. In addition to being historical fiction, this novel is also a coming-of-age story with some humorous moments.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 5:50 PM ET
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I have it on my Wish List, and I've heard good things. Thanks for the review!

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 11:02 AM ET
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Sheila, I thought this was a great little book! I agree with everything you said about it. I think the author inserted just enough humor to offset the tragic events without making things seem trivial. Really well done!

Mimi, I really think you'd enjoy it. It's definitely worth the wait on the wishlist. ;-)