History Literature / CityOfThieves

21st Apr '16 2:43:12 AM namipo88
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* MercyKill: Kolya shooting the disembowelled dog.

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* MercyKill: Kolya shooting the slitting a disembowelled dog.dog's throat.
21st Apr '16 2:36:14 AM namipo88
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* MercyKill: Kolya shooting the disembowelled dog.
17th Jul '15 9:07:47 PM namipo88
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: A ten-ruble banknote Lev finds that was (badly)counterfeited by the Fritz to lower the value of the actual notes.
-->'''Lev''':''(reading the note)'' ''The prices for food items and the necessities of daily life have increased enormously and the black market in the Soviet Union is florishing'' 'Flourishing' is spelled wrong, by the way. ''Party functionaries and Jews are working dark deals at home while you at the front have to sacrifice your life for these criminal.'' 'These criminal', that's nice. They occupy half the country and they can't even find someone who speaks the language?

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: A ten-ruble banknote Lev finds that was (badly)counterfeited (badly) counterfeited by the Fritz Nazis to lower the value of the actual notes.
-->'''Lev''':''(reading -->'''Kolya''':''(reading the note)'' ''The prices for food items and the necessities of daily life have increased enormously and the black market in the Soviet Union is florishing'' 'Flourishing' is spelled wrong, by the way. ''Party functionaries and Jews are working dark deals at home while you at the front have to sacrifice your life for these criminal.'' 'These criminal', that's nice. They occupy half the country and they can't even find someone who speaks the language?



* IAintGotTimeToBleed: Lev, doesn't notice [[spoiler: loosing half of a finger in a fight.]]

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* IAintGotTimeToBleed: Lev, doesn't notice [[spoiler: loosing losing half of a finger in a fight.]]



* MysteryMeat: With an uncomfortably high probability of being made of human.

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* MysteryMeat: With an uncomfortably high probability of it being made of human.



* SexSlave: The girls being kept in the cabin by the Einzatzgruppen are basically this.

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* SexSlave: The girls being kept in the cabin by the Einzatzgruppen are basically this.Einzatzgruppen.



-->''The punishment for violating curfew without a permit was summary execution. The punishment for abandoning a firefighting detail was summary execution. The punishment for looting was summary execution. The courts no longer operated; the police officers were on the front lines, the prisons half full and dwindling fast. Who ha food for an enemy of the state? If you broke the law and you were caught, you were dead. There wasn't any time for legal niceties.''

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-->''The punishment for violating curfew without a permit was summary execution. The punishment for abandoning a firefighting detail was summary execution. The punishment for looting was summary execution. The courts no longer operated; the police officers were on the front lines, the prisons half full and dwindling fast. Who ha had food for an enemy of the state? If you broke the law and you were caught, you were dead. There wasn't any time for legal niceties.''
17th Jul '15 9:01:18 PM namipo88
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In its concise 258 pages, it tells the story of Lev, a timid Jew doing his best to survive the harsh winter with no food or supplies. One day, while Lev and friends were on the roof of the apartment building where they lived, they see a German paratrooper fall from the sky (who has been dead since he ejected from the cockpit), and they quickly rush to the body and loot it (Lev gets a fancy German knife). While they're robbing the corpse, the GAZ arrive to arrest them for illegal looting (and by "arrest" we mean "shoot dead on the street"). His three friends get away, but is caught after helping one go over a fence. Instead of shooting him right then and there, they take him to the Crosses, a famous convict prison, to spend the night. There, Lev meets Kolya, a coarse and talkative army deserter.

The next morning, Lev and Kolya are escorted to an NKVD headquarters. There, they meet Colonel Grechko, who feeds them and tells them of his daughter's upcoming wedding. He says he is in need of a dozen eggs to make the cake with, eggs being among the rarer things to find in Russia around this time. So Grechko asks them to go all over Leningrad to find these eggs in exchange for their ration cards back (which he took prior to asking them).

The rest of the story follows from there; Lev and Kolya traveling through Leningrad in search these eggs.

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In its concise 258 pages, it tells the story of Lev, a timid Jew doing his best to survive the harsh winter with no food or supplies. One day, while Lev and his friends were on the roof of the their apartment building where they lived, building, they see a dead German paratrooper fall from the sky (who has been dead since he ejected from the cockpit), sky, and they quickly rush to the body and loot it (Lev gets a fancy German knife). While they're robbing the corpse, the GAZ NKVD arrive to arrest them for illegal looting (and by "arrest" we mean "shoot dead on the street"). His three friends get away, but Lev is caught after helping one go over a fence. Instead of shooting him right then and there, they take him to the Crosses, a famous convict prison, to spend the night. There, Lev meets Kolya, a coarse and talkative army deserter.

The next morning, Lev and Kolya are escorted to an NKVD headquarters. There, they meet Colonel Grechko, who feeds them and tells them of his daughter's upcoming wedding. He says he is in need of a dozen eggs to make the cake with, cake, with eggs being among the rarer things to find in Russia around this time.a besieged Leningrad. So Grechko asks them to go all over Leningrad to find these eggs in exchange for their ration cards back (which he took prior to asking them).

The rest of the story follows from there; Lev and Kolya traveling through Leningrad Russia in search of these eggs.
3rd Apr '15 3:25:59 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* HelloNurse: Colonel Grechko's daughter. Both Lev and Kolya only need to see her from a distance to go crazy over her looks. Part of it is the fact that she's one of the first well-fed and healthy-looking people they've seen for months.
3rd Apr '15 3:21:02 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BrickJoke: Kolya's recurring obsession with how long it's been since he last took a shit becomes a plot point towards the end. [[In an extremely ''non''-funny and harrowing way: Kolya tries to drag Lev off to see his shit, Lev refuses because he doesn't want to look at ''that'', and as they have a slight fight, Lev falls over on top of the egg box. Fortunately, the eggs survive.]]

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* BrickJoke: Kolya's recurring obsession with how long it's been since he last took a shit becomes a plot point towards the end. [[In [[spoiler:In an extremely ''non''-funny and harrowing way: Kolya tries to drag Lev off to see his shit, Lev refuses because he doesn't want to look at ''that'', and as they have a slight fight, Lev falls over on top of the egg box. Fortunately, the eggs survive.]]
3rd Apr '15 3:20:46 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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-->'''Lev''':''(reading the note)'' ''The prices for food items and the necessities of daily life have increased enormously and the black market in the Soviet Union is florishing'' 'Flourishing' is spelled wrong, by the way. ''Party functionaries and Jews are working dark deals at home while you at the front have to sacrifice your life for these criminal.'' 'These criminal', that's nice. They occupy half the country and they can't even find someone who speaks the language?

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-->'''Lev''':''(reading the note)'' ''The prices for food items and the necessities of daily life have increased enormously and the black market in the Soviet Union is florishing'' 'Flourishing' is spelled wrong, by the way. ''Party functionaries and Jews are working dark deals at home while you at the front have to sacrifice your life for these criminal.'' 'These criminal', that's nice. They occupy half the country and they can't even find someone who speaks the language? language?
* BrickJoke: Kolya's recurring obsession with how long it's been since he last took a shit becomes a plot point towards the end. [[In an extremely ''non''-funny and harrowing way: Kolya tries to drag Lev off to see his shit, Lev refuses because he doesn't want to look at ''that'', and as they have a slight fight, Lev falls over on top of the egg box. Fortunately, the eggs survive.]]
3rd Apr '15 3:16:34 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* SexSlave: The girls being kept in the cabin by the Einzatgruppen are basically this.

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* SexSlave: The girls being kept in the cabin by the Einzatgruppen Einzatzgruppen are basically this.
3rd Apr '15 3:15:24 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** Zoya, a fourteen year old SexSlave, gets her feet sawed off by Abendroth of the Einsatzgruppen after she tries to run away.

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** Zoya, a [[spoiler:a fourteen year old SexSlave, gets her feet sawed off by Abendroth of the Einsatzgruppen after she tries to run away.]]
23rd Mar '15 9:27:57 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the FightingFantasy gamebook of the same name.

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Not to be confused with the FightingFantasy Literature/FightingFantasy gamebook of the same name.
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