Monday, January 26, 2009

City of Thieves by David Benioff

2009 Alex Award Winner!

Wow! How can I even explain this one? I read it on the plane to Denver for Midwinter and think it's the best book about the siege of Leningrad I've ever read. lol. Really, it's amazing.

Lev is arrested for taking a knife off the body of a dead German soldier who parachuted down from the sky. In jail, he meets up with a bold, adventurous young man and the two of them set off to find a dozen eggs for the Russian leader's daughter's wedding cake. Yep, that's right. On the quest, the two face murderers, save prostitutes in German territory, run with a female sharp shooter, and fall in love. The two boys/men face adventure after adventure. You'll laugh and cry in this one. It's amazing!

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