The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages

Don Winslow (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
June 18, 2013
Pages
322
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.3 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451665338
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About the Author

Don Winslow is the author of the highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning novel The Cartel, a New York Times bestseller, which also garnered the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and made the "Best Books of the Year" lists for the New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Amazon. His other books have won the Shamus Award, Maltese Falcon Award, and the Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize. Winslow has also written for film and television.

Reviews

"Blazing . . . Mr. Winslow's keen attention to drug culture isn't going to keep readers away from him. He's too damn good to be polarizing. His characters are smart about their self-interest. His dialogue is tight, laconic, and razor sharp; if Elmore Leonard or Lee Child discovered surfing, they might sound something like this."--Janet Maslin "The New York Times "
"Made funnier by the seditious spin Winslow puts on the romanticized 1960s hippie culture of peace and love and hard drugs . . . [and boasts] the same pulsing rhythms and raw vocals that made "Savages" feel a little dangerous."--Marilyn Stasio "The New York Times Book Review "
"Don Winslow, whose book The Kings of Cool, just came out, is a rarity among writers of fiction: He doesn't just make it up."--Chip McGrath "The New York Times "
"A fast, fun, smart jazz-riff of a book, a prequel to Savages and every bit as good. . . . What sets Winslow apart in the crowded field of crime/mystery/thriller writers is the white-knuckled way he writes and thinks. The dialogue is sharp and funny, full of knowing nods to pop culture, history, and geography. . . . A frenzied ride into the heart of what family and love and loyalty mean."--John Wilkens "San Diego Union-Tribune "
"Don Winslow's crackerjack Laguna Beach thriller The Kings of Cool . . . gives background and back story to Mr. Winslow's novel Savages, published in 2010 and just made into a film by Oliver Stone. . . . It's a treat to trace the crossings of this trio's paths with those of other characters over the years. . . . One way or another, they scheme and tough their way through this often gruesome, sometimes witty saga and into the future fates already devised for them."--Tom Nolan "The Wall Street Journal "
"Blistering . . . Winslow serves up nonstop action, tempering the tension with his trademark razor-sharp wit. . . . This cool, clever entry is sure to be a royally popular summer read."--Booklist (starred review)
"Another Winslow roller-coaster thriller."--Library Journal (starred review)
"A brilliant, hypnotic novel . . . So much more than a mere backstory . . . With a stylistic swagger and bucketloads of empathy to go with a scintillating, perfectly executed crime-novel plot."--The Independent (UK)
"As a former private investigator, Winslow knows his crime scene. . . . It's tough not to be hooked."--USA Today