Book Club Kit: City of Thieves

City of ThievesCity of Thieves
by David Benioff
First Published: 2008
8 Copies & Reading Guide

A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won’t talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

Reading Guide:
Penguin: Includes an Introduction, an Interview with the Author, and Discussion Questions.

The New York Times: “Wartime Rations” by Boris Fishman
Entertainment Weekly: “City of Thieves Book Review” by Jennifer Reese

David Benioff on the Web:
New York Magazine Interview: “Dungeon Master: David Benioff” by Boris Kachka
Borders Presents Video Interview: David Benioff talks about City of Thieves

If you liked City of Thieves, you might enjoy:
When the Nines Roll Over and Other Stories by David Benioff
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Did your book club read City of Thieves? Tell us what you thought in the comments section below!


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