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Savages

A Novel

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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel and The Force

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 Times


Ben, 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

From Publishers Weekly

May 31, 2010 – Spare, clipped expository prose and hip, spot-on dialogue propel this visceral crime novel from Winslow (The Dawn Patrol). The future is looking good for Laguna Beach, Calif., marijuana growers Ben and Chon, until they receive an ominous e-mail from the Baja Cartel. Attached is a photograph showing the decapitated bodies of other independent drug dealers. The message is clear: sell your product through us or else. Ben and Chon try to resist, but matters escalate after cartel thugs abduct Ophelia, the guys' beautiful young playmate and accomplice, and hold her for a cool $20 million ransom. Meanwhile, Elena "La Reina" Sanchez Lauter, the leader of the Baja Cartel, must deal with rival drug gangs and potential overthrow from within. Ben and Chon propose a trade that Elena can't refuse, setting the stage for the violent and utterly satisfying ending. Winslow's encyclopedic knowledge of the border drug trade lends authenticity.

Customer Reviews

Savages

Disappointing. Don't care for Winslow's writing style. Way too glib and trying to be hip. He created some good characters and the story had good potential, but the tone of his third person narrative spoiled it for me. And the final chapters felt very rushed.

Readable

I found his writing style also glib.....& attempts of using the 'stoner vernacular' were annoying. Mostly it was close, but for people who know, its a little off the mark.
The characters were interesting ( especially Lado ) , but a few characters didn't act or behave according to the 'archetype' of the character itself. It's hard to explain.
All & all it's a decent read. If your a stoner, or interested in Organized Crime (in particular the Cartels in Mexico), then it will be an enjoyable read.

A stunning amphetemine rush of a novel

I have never read a book so hilarious, brutal, sexy, and oddly heartwarming as Don Winslow's SAVAGES. Picks up quickly and thrusts you in to a marijuana hazed world of unbelievable violence. And the weirdest thing is that everything in this book--all of the torture and fear and crazy greed--is going on right now between our borders as you read.

Truly amazing. A must must MUST read. Fast, fun, and immensely satisfying, with an absolutely perfect ending. Perfectly tailored for the film adaptation that Oliver Stone is shooting as i type. I am insanely excited to see what comes of it.

Thank you Mr Winslow. I feel like a savage now.

Savages
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jul 13, 2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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