The 25th Hour
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The 25th Hour

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From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin.

'David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller' Khaled Hosseini
'[An] acerbically captivating first novel' New York Times

Also adapted as a feature film by Spike Lee starring Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Monty Brogan starts a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs tomorrow. Tonight is his last night of freedom.

His father wants him to run. His drug-lord boss, Uncle Blue, wants to know if he squealed. His girlfriend isn't sure what she wants, and his two best friends know one thing for sure; after he goes in, he will never be the same.

'As unusual as it is well wrought: it resonates with a Whitmanesque sense of the city's possibilities and unsatisfied longings' New Yorker
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 114 x 177 x 19mm | 178g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Film tie-in ed
  • n/a
  • 0340822295
  • 9780340822296
  • 136,314

Review Text

This character-driven crime novel is a spellbinding portrait of three friends confronting the consequences of their carefree youth on the streets of New York. From the Publisher's Description
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This character-driven crime novel is a spellbinding portrait of three friends confronting the consequences of their carefree youth on the streets of New York. * From the Publisher's Description * Acerbically captivating first novel . . . Benioff creates a pungent, funny urban tableau full of shrewd operators and unfulfilled desires * New York Times * As unusual as it is well wrought: it resonates with a Whitmanesque sense of the city's possibilities and unsatisfied longings * New Yorker * David Benioff's headlong suspense novel is a deceptively simple chronicle of [Monty's] final day of freedom . . . Working in a novelistic form of "real time", Benioff shows a knack for critiquing his genre while revitalising its cliches . . . Instead of yielding mere irony, the author, in his first novel, achieves both pathos and excitement * Entertainment Weekly * Brilliantly conceived, this gripping crime drama boasts dead-on dialogue, chiaroscuro portraits of New York's social strata and an inescapable crescendo of tension. Monty's solution to his agonising dilemmas will shock even hardened suspense lovers * Publishers Weekly *
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About David Benioff

David Benioff is the co-creator of the worldwide massive hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones, based on the books from George R.R. 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. His historical fiction novel City of Thieves and short story collection When the Nines Rolled Over received critical acclaim.

He lives in Los Angeles and New York City.
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Rating details

5,602 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 23% (1,282)
4 43% (2,423)
3 27% (1,505)
2 6% (333)
1 1% (59)
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