Tuesday, August 1, 2017
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Book: City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Recommended To: WWII fans, Egg Lovers.
My friend recommended this book and it was a great rec! In sum, this is the story of two young men who are asked to go on an adventure to locate a dozen eggs in wartime Russia so that a Corporal can make a wedding cake for his daughter. This leads them through the icy war-time Russia and includes lots of adventure and intrigue along the way.
I thought this book was a completely unexpected joy. I read a lot of books on my Kindle and typically forget what I read on Amazon as the excerpt or I don't bother to look it up, since there isn't a book jacket with the description. This leads to a lot of surprises and this book was one of those. I had no idea what to expect when I read this and the twists and turns were actually surprising.
I read a lot of fiction about WWII but have read very little about the attack on Russia by the German forces. This lack of knowledge kept the book interesting.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fairly quick read and an intriguing one, at that.