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“The stakes are extreme. . . . This is the story of love’s costs—and the acceptance of whatever that cost entails.”
—Randy Michael Signor, Chicago Sun Times
“Savages is the book of my generation . . . nothing short of revolutionary.”
—Brendan Leonard, January Magazine
“A revelation . . . Every bit as savage as its title . . . This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
"Savages will jolt Mr. Winslow into a different league...[his] most boisterously stylish crime book, his gutsiest and most startling bid for attention....full of wild card moves....its wisecracks are so sharp, its characters so mega cool and its storytelling so ferocious that the risks pay off, thanks especially to Mr. Winslow's no prisoners sense of humor....The Winslow effect is to fuse the grave and the playful, the body blow and the joke, the nightmare and the pipe dream." —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“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
“Savages is Don Winslow’s best book yet—a wickedly funny and smart novel, with a ripped from the headlines story that gets your pulse racing as the action unfolds. Razor sharp plot twists, a cast of ruthless antiheroes, and of course, Winslow’s superb, adrenaline fueled prose make this scorching, drug infused thriller an addictive and entertaining read.” —Janet Evanovich
“The stakes are extreme. . . . This is the story of love’s costs—and the acceptance of whatever that cost entails.” —Randy Michael Signor, Chicago Sun Times
“Savages is the book of my generation . . . nothing short of revolutionary, a flash grenade into the ineffectual heart of Generation Y. . . . . solidifies Winslow’s reputation as not just one of the best crime writers working today, but one of the best writers, period. Jesus Christ, this book.” —Brendan Leonard, January Magazine
“Winslow is a brilliant stylist, unflinching in detail, and his books jab a fountain pen in the eye of anyone who can read one of his tomes and state with conviction that crime fiction isn't literature.” —Jason Pinter, The Huffington Post
“An ultra lean, stoner thriller….It packs a dynamic plot, sentences dripping with ``baditude'' and a singular way with language….Winslow's writing has the vigor of action painting….[his] command of vernacular is fabulous, his eye for detail sharp….Winslow's insights into drug wars are provocative, his descriptions of marijuana tantalizing.” —Carlo Wolff, The Boston Globe
“A spellbinding, tour de force that is utterly impossible to put down. Savages is, bar none, the finest novel I have read in years.” —Christopher Reich
“A revelation . . . This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“Stylish . . . Mega cool . . . Ferocious.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
About the Author
- File Size : 3558 KB
- Print Length : 372 pages
- Publication Date : June 25, 2010
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint Edition (June 25, 2010)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B003L785PG
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #81,387 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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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.
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Savages is a distillation of all that and all the better for it.
With younger protagonists and terse pacing, Winslow makes Savages into a smooth and intense read, laced with a laconic humour and a slightly ironic, campy pace that makes the inevitable scenes of violence all the more visceral. It also follows the basic premise of all great writing - no one is an idiot, or to be precise, no one is an idiot for the purposes of narrative.
The nihilism is followed through to the logical conclusion that surprised me with it's tenderness and poetry. I have long believed that crime fiction contains some of the most insightful and beautiful writing beneath it's gruff exterior and Don Winslow is clearly an exponent of that.
I really liked it.