City of Thieves
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Before Benioff was a uber-successful writer and producer on the Game of Thrones TV series, he wrote books. Really great books! "City of Thieves" is fun, incredible, fast, and (weather-wise) frigid.
Having elected to stay in Leningrad during the siege, 17-year-old Lev is caught looting a German paratrooper's corpse. The penalty for this infraction is execution. But when Colonel Grechko confronts Lev and Kolya, a Russian army deserter also facing execution, he spares them on the condition tha... Read More »
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Lev and Kolya are natives of Piter during the siege of Leningrad. The unlikely pair get thrown together in a jail and are offered their freedom if they can come up with a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of an official's daughter. Great historical novel that recounts the siege from the Russian point of view. Characters display humor, courage and ingenuity. Loved the bittersweet ending.
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