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Savages (edition 2012)

by Don Winslow

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Title:Savages
Authors:Don Winslow
Info:Le Livre de Poche (2012), Poche, 399 pages
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:2012, roman noir

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I loved this book! Crazy action, characters, and settings! Be be warned!!! Verrrrry strong language, sex, and violence! It works in this story, but not for the weak or stomach (or mind!). Chon, Ben, and O are three characters that I don't think I'll soon forget! The three of them against the drug cartels of Mexico - yee hah! I love the way Winslow writes too! Both the style and the substance! I could not keep my hands off this book! Sex, drugs, but no rock and roll!!!! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 23, 2016 |
I couldn't decide if I hated or loved this book.

His writing threw me off it's so different, but I enjoyed that. I found his quirky, fast style fascinating and entertaining. His prose was beautiful and at times irreverent (and explicit). It was by far my favorite part of the book.

The story is also interesting, if maybe a bit frustrating.

And yet, overall, I did not like it. ( )
  Yoh | Jan 14, 2016 |
Another reviewer wondered whether to be fascinated or repulsed by this book, I agree entirely. This is a lightning paced thriller in which we are meant to empathise with two drug dealers, simply because their opposition is so much worse and because one of them does good works in the third world; and, besides, marihuana is not so bad, I'd it? I think the time has come for me to pass on Don Winslow, talented as he undoubtedly is. ( )
  johnwbeha | Nov 18, 2015 |
Started September 17th 2013.
The Blu-ray (uncut extended) of the film is waiting to be seen, one more incentive to read this book fast.
(Paused reading this book on September, 21st 2013 to read something different, this is hipp and current in the language section, but somehow this does nothing for me ( 404 for someone being absent eg.).
  Ingo.Lembcke | Oct 27, 2015 |
Younger folks might rate most of this book as a 4 star book liking the language more than I did. I was hovering over 3 most of the time, pretty good, but very close to the edge & a bit much pretty often. It's different, quirky, & fun with a choppy, irreverent, & down right hilarious style that really worked in places, but got a bit wearing in others. The names for people, places, & things were fun. O's mother is Paqu - Passive Aggressive Queen of the Universe - perfect!

The characters were well sketched out well, very believable, as was the situation. Again, it was quirky & different, but it made sense & poked a lot of fun at everyone involved & many who weren't.

I HATED the ending & almost gave this 2 stars because of it. Not only didn't it make any sense to me, I don't think it could have happened that way.
- I can't see Chon giving O the fatal shot so easily. Once that was done, taking one himself wasn't a huge leap.
- The length of time it took them to go out seemed long, though. The one time I had morphine, it was in my butt & seemed to work instantly. AGONY -> woah, instant golden glow. I'd think mainlining it would take a few seconds to run them into no where.
- And he had enough on him to OD 3 people? The doc had given him a few hits to manage his own pain.


I wouldn't want to read many books like this, but I'm glad I read one. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
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Book description
Part-time environmentalist Ben and his buddy Chon run a successful marijuana operation in Laguna Beach, and things are going smoothly until the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, sending them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. Don Winslow's stylish new novel pits young kingpins against a major drug gang, offering a sharply funny thrill ride through the dark side of the war on drugs and beyond.
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Drag your mind through mud /
Find no moral.  Vice-virtue.
 / Clever.  Good girl porn.
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Running a lucrative marijuana operation in Laguna Beach, sometime environmentalist Ben and mercenary Chon confront a dangerous adversary in the Mexican Baja cartel, which kidnaps their playmate and confidante Ophelia, compelling the duo to plot ingeniousnegotiations.… (more)

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