Reviews: CITY OF THIEVES by David Benioff

City of Thieves by David Benioff showed up on a couple of WWII challenge participants’ reading lists.  Here’s a bit of what they had to say; click the links to read their complete reviews.

Lorri from Jew Wishes says:

City of Thieves is an intense novel, and one filled with images of the horrors of war, the hungers of war, the ravages and loss of war, and the events and situations of war that are deplorable. Lev and Kolya’s journey through the barren and frigid landscape is infused with nightmarish scenarios. From the hunger and what one will do for food, for protein, to the scenes of the dead lying frozen in the streets, it is a compelling, historical novel. I was engrossed by the vivid word imagery, the definitive and horrific realities of the Siege of Leningrad that Benioff so skillfully displays. He is a master story teller, who manages to evoke strong emotions, as he moves the reader from one horrendous moment to the next, yet also injects humor within the pages to give us a bit of comic relief from all of the madness that transpires.

Helen from A Reading Collection says:

I love this book and it’s a keeper. It is highly recommended if you are looking for the following in a book:

1. Action and adventure
2. Comedy
3. A coming of age story
4. A story of friendship

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