Thursday, September 04, 2008

Vroman's Podcast 4: David Benioff

David Benioff's new novel City of Thieves is Vroman's favorite book of the moment. Everybody at our store who has read it has loved it. It's a book that appeals to many different kinds of readers, and I have a hunch it will appeal to you. At once literary and thrilling, dramatic and comedic, romantic and sexy (Yes, sexy!), City of Thieves is one of the most readable, well-written, and exciting books of the year. (Did I mention that we really like it?)

In this interview, which runs about 33 minutes, we discuss the rather coy prologue of the book, how his screenwriting has shaped Benioff's fiction, Arnold Schwarzenegger's skinny calves, and the speeding ticket Benioff got on his way to his Vroman's event back in June. Listen now!

(Click here to download the podcast to your computer.)

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At 12:19 AM, Blogger e said...

It's a fantastic book: funny, moving, thrilling and much more. It's rare to find a novel with the excitement of a page-turner but the writing of fine literature.

Not only did I buy it on your blog recommendation Patrick, but when I came in to pick up an autographed copy I ran into a young bearded guy working the front info desk who told me he'd stayed up all night reading it (and had even debated skipping his opening night tickets to The Dark Knight to keep reading). He hoped I'd like it. I did.

In fact I just recommended it for a friend (who bought it) and will continue to do so.

Thanks again for the work on the blog. I'm not one who spends his time providing blurbs for retailers, but like the store itself, this blog feels like it cares about books and the people who read them. Keep up the good work.

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Patrick said...


Thanks so much for the kind comments about the blog. It's a thrill to have someone say they bought a book on my recommendation. Glad you liked it.


At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Pauline Deck said...

Excellent interview, Patrick.


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