Life in Wanderlust


The 25th Hour
January 15, 2012, 12:21 am
Filed under: Books + Writing

The 25th Hour by David Benioff

I borrowed this book off of a shelf at one of my couch surfing bases (in Harlem, hence the need for entertainment). The novel is perfect for reading on the subway, and describes the lives of four New Yorkers on the eve of a vital night. One of the characters, Monty Brogan, is about to head to jail for seven years for dealing drugs. His girlfriend and two best friends go with him out for his last night in the city. I really enjoyed the dialogue and characterization, from the self loathing Jakob to the self-serving Naturelle. The last few pages were also particularly effective. Overall, a quick and easy read.

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