A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
The author of City of Thieves, David Benioff, is a rather well-known screenwriter, having written the screenplays for high profile Hollywood films such as The 25th Hour, Troy, The Kite Runner and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He is also the husband of the brilliant actress, Amanda Peet. So in homage to all things Hollywood, (and inspired by the hilarious Fionnuala from Strictly Writing) here is a short movie review of City of Thieves. Apologies to Jackie and anyone else on dial-up who might not be able to run it. If so, this short review from Timeout will give you the gist of the book.
Right, so here we have perhaps the only review in ‘movie format’ (and I use that term very loosely) that you will ever see on Vulpes Libris…
Sceptre, ISBN-13: 978-0340977392, 400 pages, paperback, £7.99.