since I have been reading nothing but garbage for MONTHS, I was excited when Maxwell brought me City of thieves back from his trip (my mother was reading it on the plane.
It is a well written short book, set during the siege of Leningrad. I enjoyed this story a lot, despite it's far fetchedness.
I love a story with a clear cut good guy, and right over might and all of that good stuff.
It is a tiny bit sentimental and at times veers over into Oprah territory, but on the whole I liked it a lot.