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25th Hour

Why has it taken me this long to read The 25th Hour by David Benioff? It is flat-out brilliant – I am reading it now as if my hair is on fire. It has a breakneck pace that has me quickly alternating between needing to weep with this guy’s friends and family over his impending prison term and wanting to smack his stupid face for letting them all down. Lawdy, what a book!

Also, the new Ken Bruen arrived in bookstores this week: Once Were Cops. Go get it from your neighborhood independent NOW!

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4 comments on “25th Hour

  1. Corey Wilde
    October 31, 2008

    Well, I already had the Bruen books on my list for sure, but now I’ll add the Benioff. Any writer who gets mentioned in the same breath as Bruen will get my attention. Thanks!

  2. Marko
    October 31, 2008

    They’re a bit different – they share some of that crime novel grit, but <>25th<> is much more about the soul-wrenching character drive than the beautiful utter chaos that reigns in a Bruen novel. You’ve really got to read Benioff’s <>City of Thieves<> though. Seriously, cover-to-cover, the finest book I’ve read all year.

  3. Anonymous
    July 25, 2009

    OK, so can someone explain the ending to me? Did this really happen as he was daydreaming it, or was it just a daydream?

  4. Marko
    July 29, 2009

    I think its left to you – what do you believe? I think he was fantasizing his escape, but it's so vivid and that much more appealing, that I want to believe the fantasy. Is it more likely that Monty went to prison? Of course, but…

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