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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
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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.
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.