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The 25th Hour

The 25th Hour

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 13th October 2011

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781444731309


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
<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>
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
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
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
<i>New York Times</i>
As unusual as it is well wrought: it resonates with a Whitmanesque sense of the city's possibilities and unsatisfied longings
<i>New Yorker</i>