City of Thieves by David Benioff – Book Review

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258 pages
Publisher Summary:
“During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.”

This was a good book. I don’t normally like a: historical fiction and b: military/war novels.
Set in World War 2 we follow two males looking for eggs. The story itself only takes place over the course of a few days, but you become involved with the two men and the people they come across.
Its a moving and realistically sad book. You get to see how different personalities react and change over war. You’ll get all the emotions sadness, angry, sympathy and confusion. I would recommend this book to most people.

Book Review – Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

I remember seeing the preview for the movie when it came out and thought, “I want to see that”. I pretty much love zombie anything. I’ve watched most of the C and D rated zombie movies on Netflix. Read many many zombie books. And I’m waiting patiently for the Zombie Apocalypse to start.
Unfortunately, at the time I didn’t know the movie was based on a book. Luckily, I realized it before watching the movie.
I love it, we loved it in our book club.
It was so cute and witty. An unexpectedly lovely zombie love story.
The writing was very well done. Great inter dialogue writer. As I think most the book is told through R’s thoughts, you’re never bored or left needing more explanation. I’ve only ever delved in writing short stories, so I’m not an expert by any means. But I know Good comic timing and believable dialogue can make or break a book.
If you’re not a zombie or reader of the gross. Don’t knock this book before trying it. I think many genres of readers would at least like it.

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