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Fiction, Literature

25th Hour epub ebook

by David Benioff

25th Hour epub ebook

Author: David Benioff
Category: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: New English Library; Film Tie-in Ed edition (2003)
ISBN: 0340830638
ISBN13: 978-0340830635
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 921
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David Benioff (/ˈbɛniɒf/; né Friedman /ˈfriːdmən/; September 25, 1970) is an American screenwriter and television producer, writer, and director. Along with his collaborator D. B. Weiss, he is best known as co-creator, showrunner, and writer of Game.

David Benioff (/ˈbɛniɒf/; né Friedman /ˈfriːdmən/; September 25, 1970) is an American screenwriter and television producer, writer, and director. Weiss, he is best known as co-creator, showrunner, and writer of Game of Thrones (2011–2019), the HBO adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of books A Song of Ice and Fire. He is also known for writing Troy (2004) and co-writing X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).

First published in the United States of America in 2000 by Carroll & Graf. First published in Great Britain in 2002 by Hodder & Stoughton. An Hachette UK company.

The 25th Hour" is a passionate tale that will get under your skin; a blunt exposure of relationships and human frailties that ultimately succeeds in delivering hope and redemption

The 25th Hour" is a passionate tale that will get under your skin; a blunt exposure of relationships and human frailties that ultimately succeeds in delivering hope and redemption. More proof here that David Benioff is one of the brightest lights in contemporary American fiction. And if you haven't read "City of Thieves", you should be equally impressed with Benioff's versatility in delivering in a distant and unimaginably bleak place and different time a darkly humorous and meaningful story.

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival - and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime

From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. Martin. Monty Brogan starts a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs tomorrow. Tonight is his last night of freedom. From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival - and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. 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.

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival - and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. A tour de force of imaginative storytelling from the critically acclaimed author of City of Thieves and The 25th Hour and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Novels like The 25th Hour don't fall out of trees every day. The tone is dark and intense; its elegant style is cut on. .David Benioff was born and raised in New York City

Novels like The 25th Hour don't fall out of trees every day. The tone is dark and intense; its elegant style is cut on the raw side; and the characters come from places we've all been. All Monty Brogan ever really wanted when he grew up was to be a fireman. Now he's about to start a seven-year stretch in the federal penitentiary for drug dealing. David Benioff was born and raised in New York City.

God bless her soul, it’s Jameson’s. I’ve got to make a phone call,’ says Jakob, shuffling off to the back room, slapping his wet Yankees cap against his hi. It’s a big one tonight,’ says Jody, leaning into the bar, a practiced motion that introduces her cleavage to the conversation: Good evening. The first big one of the year.

David Benioff is the co-creator of the worldwide massive hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones, based on the books from George . Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. He is also the writer of the screenplays for the films Troy, Stay, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Kite Runner. He adapted his first novel, The 25th Hour, into the screenplay for Spike Lee's popular feature film of the same name.

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Reviews (7)
Dilmal
After reading "City Of Thieves," which I absolutely loved, I immediately ordered "The 25th Hour." It is a totally different kind of book than the former, but also wonderful. It is worth reading for the masterful writing alone. But the story is fascinating. The entire book is the last 24 hours that Monty has before reporting to prison for 7 years. Yes he is guilty of selling drugs, but Benioff has created in him a totally lovable character that you continually are hoping will be saved from this sentence. He is a beautiful, white 26 year old and is terrified about what will happen to him in prison. During this 24 hours you meet the men he works for and with, his long time girlfriend and his two closest friends. You particularly get to know the story of the three friends, their complex relationship and their own individual struggles. Monty seems completely aware of his friends' and his girlfriend's somewhat mixed feelings about what is happening to him. The story deals with friendships, loyalty, love, betrayal, longing and fear. The last several pages are so moving, touching and sad that you can't help but be moved to tears. David Benioff is an extremely talented writer and I can guarantee that you will love this book.

ZloyGenii
Simply an extraordinary novel - moody, atmospheric, and poignant - so far off the beaten track, so unconventional in the story, that only author David Benioff's brilliantly rendered New York's clubs and bars and playgrounds and bodegas gap familiarity between "The 25th Hour" and anything else you've read.

Montgomery "Monty" Brogan is a former drug dealer, 20-something, on his way to federal penitentiary for seven years. Clearly "dimed" by someone close to him, Monty suspects but never seriously pursues this near-fatal breech of trust. Benioff captures the last 24 hours of Monty's freedom - an odyssey of goodbyes and second thoughts and raw fears in contemplation of the horrors awaiting the young and tender Brogan in a warren of hardened criminals. Benioff's cast is vibrant, believable, and credible - real people faced with tough situations and personal conflict. There is Frank, the bond trader and boyhood friend of Monte who secretly covets Monte's longtime girlfriend and hustles millions in complex options futures to cover his basic insecurities. Jakob, the other lifelong friend, a high school English teacher, infatuated with one of his students, and desperately fighting constant urges to act out his fantasy. But most of all, there is Monte himself, a blue collar kid from Brooklyn's Bensonhurst with good looks and tough spunk and street-smarts, emerging as a larger-than-life prince of Manhattan - the drug dealer living large on the A-lists of every bouncer, and maitre d'; the must-have phone number for anyone expecting to score in Manhattan. And rarely visible but always lurking in the shadows is the mysteriously malevolent "Uncle Blue" and the eastern European thugs that crawl through the same gutters - a sinister force more threatening by the hints of their presence than by any significant ink allotted to their presence in these pages. Yet despite Monty's compatible trade, one cannot help admire his confidence and style - the "sway" that marks those who have figured it out and made their mark.

Benioff is a clever storyteller, a weaver of tight tales that somehow manage to remain ambiguous. The reader is never sure exactly where the author is going with this and, if you're like me, will not have anticipated the conclusion. "The 25th Hour" is a passionate tale that will get under your skin; a blunt exposure of relationships and human frailties that ultimately succeeds in delivering hope and redemption.

More proof here that David Benioff is one of the brightest lights in contemporary American fiction. And if you haven't read "City of Thieves", you should be equally impressed with Benioff's versatility in delivering in a distant and unimaginably bleak place and different time a darkly humorous and meaningful story. Put them both on your short list.

Malien
I thought City of Thieves: A Novel from David Benioff was a really great novel. So, I doubled-back to check out 'The 25th Hour.' Penguin must think a lot of readers will take the same tack, as my copy notes 'Author of City of Thieves' prominently on its cover.

Benioff - the erstwhile David Friedman (son of ex-Goldman Sachs head / ex-Director of the National Economic Council Stephen Friedman) - is equally well known for his screen-writing adaptations, including Troy - The Director's Cut [Blu-ray], Brothers (the US re-make of Susanne Bier's superb Danish original Brothers), Stay (a brilliant original screenplay) and, of course, his own adaptation of this book, 25th Hour (directed by Spike Lee).

'City of Thieves' is the better book. While I like Benioff's writing, 'The 25th Hour' has the feel of a short story that grew longish. By contrast, 'City of Thieves' is a fully realized novel. Benioff and Lee did turn 'Hour' into a really great movie. The casting (aside from the stunt-casting of Tony Siragusa as Kostya Novotny) is spot-on. You read the book and think "Naturelle Riviera should be played by Rosario Dawson." Likewise, Edward Norton oozes Montgomery Brogan's much-lauded 'sway.'

Ricep
David Benioff's debut novel suggests a very promising career for this young author. Fortunately, he went on to write an even better second book, City of Thieves. However, this is a fine place to start to develop an appreciation of this gifted writer.

The plot is pretty simple. A convicted drug dealer is about to report to state prion in New York for 7 years. The book follows him and two childhood buddies, one a star bond trader on Wall Street and the other a high school teacher, as they make the rounds of New York on his last day of freedom.

What makes the book so pleasurable are the aptly drawn characters and the 'true to the streets' feel the author has for New York. Additionally, Benioff will take the protagonist off on flights of imagination that remind the reader of the magical realism of Gabriel Marquez or the metaphoric ending of Tim O'Brian's Going After Cacciato, for which O'Brian won the National Book Award in 1978.

It's not a stretch at all to compare this book to Cacciato. It's well paced, well plotted, and well drawn. I'm hard pressed to think of a better way to spend a few hours than to curl up with this engaging tale.

Highly recommended!

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