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by Don Winslow


Savages: A Novel epub

ISBN: 1451667159

ISBN13: 978-1451667158

Author: Don Winslow

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Media Tie-In edition (May 29, 2012)

Pages: 336 pages

ePUB book: 1696 kb

FB2 book: 1238 kb

Rating: 4.6

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A breakthrough novel that pits young kingpins against a Mexican drug cartel, Savages is a provocative, sexy.

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ALSO BY DON WINSLOW The Dawn Patrol The Winter of Frankie Machine The Power of the Dog California Fire and Life The Death and Life of Bobby Z Isle of Joy While Drowning i. Savages: A Novel, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22. Also by don winslow. The Winter of Frankie Machine. The Power of the Dog.

Savages is a crime novel by American author Don Winslow, published in 2010. It was followed in 2012 by a prequel, The Kings of Cool. Ben and Chon are two Americans running a lucrative marijuana operation out of Laguna Beach, California. Their business thrives until members of the Mexican Baja Cartel decide they want to enter the same business. When Ben and Chon resist the Mexicans’ demands, the cartel kidnaps O (short for Ophelia), the boys’ close confidante and frequent bedroom playmate

In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they .

In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Among the most celebrated thrillers in recent memory-and now a major motion picture directed by Academy Award–winning filmmaker Oliver Stone-Savages was picked as a best book of the year by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly, Janet Maslin

Электронная книга "Savages: A Novel", Don Winslow. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Savages: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times. Другие книги автора Don Winslow. Ещё. The Death and Life of Bobby Z. Don Winslow.

One of the most anticipated books of the year. A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow’s magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, ines scenes.

Simon and Schuster, 13 Tem 2010 - 320 sayfa 'Savages' is another SoCal drug book. Tam incelemeyi okuyun.

Simon and Schuster, 13 Tem 2010 - 320 sayfa. Savages' is another SoCal drug book. Diğer baskılar - Tümünü görüntüle.

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A New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Chicago Sun-Times Favorite Book of the Year“A revelation…This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly “Startling…Stylish…Mega-cool.” —Janet Maslin, The New York TimesBen, Chon, and O are twentysomething best friends living the dream in Southern California. Together they have made a small fortune producing premium grade marijuana, a product so potent that the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a cut. When Ben and Chon refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps O, igniting a dizzying array of high-octane negotiations and stunning plot twists as they risk everything to free her. The result is a provocative, sexy, and darkly engrossing thrill ride, an ultracontemporary love story that will leave you breathless.“A spellbinding tour de force that is utterly impossible to put down.” —Christopher Reich“This is the story of love’s costs—and the acceptance of whatever that cost entails.” —Randy Michael Signor, Chicago Sun-Times“A wickedly funny and smart novel.” —Janet Evanovich“Winslow’s marvelous, adrenaline-juiced roller coaster of a novel…is both a departure and a culmination, pyrotechnic braggadocio and deep meditation on contemporary American culture.” —Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times
As I often mention in my reviews of crime fiction, I spent my career as a detective, four years of which were undercover, mostly in drug investigations. I'm always on the lookout for authors who "get it" - few do. Don Winslow gets it.

It's fun - and funny - reading. Fun, that is, between the torture and killings, when two young California pot dealers get hooked up with the Sinaloa Cartel, out of Mexico. What I like is that it shows the gray of it all... the players aren't pure good or pure evil, they're human beings with up and downsides. You see things from their eyes and some pretty unspeakable things are done by people you come to like. That was the world I saw when I was an agent... much grayer than you see in most novels, movies, TV. The evil becomes so much more powerful because of it. It's the banal evil of human society.

Be prepared for brutality and violence. None of it is gratuitous, though. It's a part of the world he writes about.
Winslow's characters are real, too. He develops them through their thoughts and actions, not through exposition. He knows these people. He knows what makes them do and say what they do.

I'm now reading "The Power of the Dog," Winslow's magnum opus about the Mexican cartels. It's a much different book, but every bit as good, if not better. I'm so happy I came across Don Winslow... I highly recommend his stuff, though maybe not while you're eating dinner.
This is one of the most depressing books I have ever read. The first half of the book is about 3 narcissistic people who do nothing all day but grow pot, smoke pot, sell pot and have sex--with each other. Totally wasted lives. I wanted to stop reading, but dang, when I buy a Kindle book, unless it is written poorly, I make myself finish it. And no one can say Don Winslow isn't a fresh voice, because he writes in a style I've never read before. The second half of the book is more pot growing, and growing violence, killing, savagery. And I can see why someone like Oliver Stone would want to turn this into a movie: sex-drugs-and I-rock-and-roll. It's depressing and ends terrible. I think I almost hated this book as much as I hated the people who inhabited it. This is the 4th Winslow book I have read. Loved the first 3, (Power of the Dog, the Cartel, Winter of Frankie Machine), the Dawn Patrol was Ok, but kinda silly, but Savages....it left me feeling terrible, and wishing I was in therapy...
This is a brilliant exhibition in style and point of view. Fast paced, with compelling characters, and a great story. Savages has been out a while, so I won't summarize the plot. It's been done. I'd read Winslow's Neal Carey series years ago and really liked them, but this is a whole new game. It's as if he took the title as his key motivation and just wrote savagely on every page. I'd seen the movie, but it wasn't until I'd read about Savages in an interview with Winslow about his new book, Cartel, that I decided to give it a look. I'm so glad I did. And for all the art and violence of it, there's some first rate satire, as Winslow pokes fun at the botoxed facade of Southern California. Highly recommended.
Winslow has written some great crime fiction, complete with the requisite humor and irony. He has also written some very grim fiction about the drug cartels that I find unappealing. This book is right on the cusp. Some gruesome scenes punctuate this novel (which lapses from prose to poetry on numerous occasions) but they do not overwhelm it. Watered down a bit for the film version (no happy ending here) this book is pure Winslow. I love Bobby Z, Frankie Machine and Winslow's other early works. I dislike the unrelenting violence of the cartel books. Savages is Winslow at his peak. This is his most memorable work. Read it! Own it! Try not to live it.
Brilliant!

I don't usually read this genre and to be honest, I only picked this up because I know Oliver Stone has turned this into a film.

Winslow does something rather different in this book in that he makes the non-person narrator a character of it's own. This may feel like author intrusion to some, gimmicky to others or just down right annoying but I loved it. It was something I'd never seen before and I found it hilarious, which helped to lighten the otherwise dreadfully dark and violent content of this story.

As for the story itself, maybe nothing too original. Drug cartels, weed growers, gangs etc. but Winslow definitely delivers this old tale in a refreshing format and I loved his characters. Perhaps they're a bit over the top, like exaggerations of themselves but it didn't stop me from loving the weird threesome at the heart of this story. And a relationship between two guys and a girl like this one isn't often portrayed the way Winslow did it.

My only beef is that this book could have been longer, could have had more plot complications, some deeper exploration of certain characters. There was a lot of backstory given for each character, even the minor ones and what I really wanted was more on Chon, Ben and O - the three protags of the book. Meh, can't please everyone.

I can't wait to see what Stone does with this novel and how he realises it on the big screen.