Thursday, January 15, 2015

City of Thieves, My Favorite Book!

City of Thieves
David Benioff

So, I reviewed this book on Amazon years ago. But it is my absolute favorite book. I read it in my Fiction Techniques class.

I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a fairly simple story, two boys who have to find a dozen eggs and return with them in exchange for their ration cards, but the way the relationships are developed, and character interactions and just the general characters in general really make the reader feel for these boys and I don't want to say too much, other than you have to read it! You can tell it's written by a screenwriter because his attention to scenery (you can see everything so clearly) and dialogue (natural and perfectly balanced), the pace, tension, everything moves so smoothly that you might as well be watching it on screen.

I honestly think Benioff has perfected every aspect of writing in this book, and it's a great example for writers to read, and also just very entertaining and touching. It's a very quick read and very much worth it, one of my favorite books of all time.

PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!!!!! You won't be sorry!

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