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The 25th Hour

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  • Posted June 18, 2009

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    24 hours to find out who?

    Great book!

    Monty Brogan has 24 hours until he has to check into prison. His last night in the city and his last chance to find out who set him up?, someone did and he's determined to find out who.

    I've seen this movie several times over before I figured out that it was a book first. Finally I got around to reading it. Even though I read several other reviews saying how the book was just like the script of the movie. WRONG! The movie is excellent, but its still a movie. The book had so much more outstanding dialogue between the characters and lengthy but very good character descriptions.

    Monty Brogan is an unforgettable character, his girlfriend Naturelle and ragged pit bull Doyle are also good.

    Loved the New York City descriptions, although I have never been there, Benioff made it easy to picture it.

    Benioff is my favorite author, his third book "City of Thieves" is one of my all time favorites. If you liked "The 25th Hour", do yourself a favor and check out "City of Thieves" & his book of short stories "When the Nines Roll Over"!

    Enjoy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2003

    a story of our time

    Like the reviewer from the Denver Post said, a book about hope. Makes me want to live in New York and work on a farm in the country at the same time. I am a twenty six year old male. These three men, they are me, they are my friends. My cousin is Frank, I used to roll with Monty, one's doing time in some joint in Oklahoma, the other, still stoned? I sure hope he married that girl and is taking care of his boy... And me... sometimes, I hate to say this, I'm Mr. "she'll be twenty-two when I'm thrity-one" Elinsky. Like "Fight Club" it speaks to the deep confusion of the American male at the turn of the millienum. Its time to become men, you boys. Loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2002

    DAVID'S INCREDIBLE !!

    This is how to write a book. The plot and characters come to life in this well developed and riveting novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2002

    WOW

    I loved this book. At first I didnt want to read it because the subject matter is not something i would normally gravitate towards(lower/middle class guy who deals drugs and has to go to prison. The back drop set in the concrete and grey world of New York City) . After the second or third chapter I was surprisingly hooked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2001

    Bravo Generation X!!!

    A compelling whirlwind novel that brings us to terms with our own relashonships. From the first page on, you won't be able to put it down! David Benioff builds his characters like the building blocks of life, for all to see. Suspenseful and cleverly romantic, the mysterious title is the prediction of a volcanic ending. Wow!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2001

    Wowsville !

    It is so rare to find a first novel this spot on in so many ways. The different worlds that make New York City so amazing are rendered here in perfect tone.I read this book in one sitting simply because I had to. The story was that involving and the writing was that finely crafted. Nothing seemed forced from the humor to the pathos. The writing was so beautiful and this debut such a great 'yarn' that as I finished it, all I could do was smile at where I had been taken by the author. Bravo Mr. Benioff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2001

    A terrific debut

    Never heard of this guy but he's the real thing. His writing is hypnotic -- finally turned out the lights at four in the morning, then dove right in again when I woke up. Benioff's got a sense of humor, too: there's some laugh-out-loud scenes in this generally dark, disturbing tale. I'm not sure about the title, but this is a story that will mess with your head for nights to come. Highly recommended.

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