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Savages: A Novel

13 Ratings: 3.8
A book by Don Winslow

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 … see full wiki

Author: Don Winslow
Genre: Fiction, Humorous Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
3 reviews about Savages: A Novel
review by . January 02, 2011
Partners Chon and Ben have a profitable marijuana operation in the Laguna Beach area.  They are informed that the Mexican Baja Cartel intends to take over the marijuana operation in the area. However, they want the partners to stay in business and sell their product to the cartel. Then, the cartel will make most of the profit.      When representatives of the cartel make their offer, they are turned down. The Mexican drug leader tells them that "no" is unacceptable …
review by . August 21, 2010
     OK, it's great. Yes, candy. Kind of like the first chocolate covered cherry with cognac you ever had. Sex, drugs, rock&roll ultra violence. The Mexican drug wars ignite in Laguna. No heroes - bad bad guys and good bad guys, but the good bad guys (and truly terrific bad girl) are so nice, lovable even, even altruistic if not a little naive, that I couldn't help but want them as friends. The bad guys are the Baja Cartel, dripping in blood and deceit. Bad, bad guys. …
review by . July 12, 2010
Is there such a thing as intellectually crude humor? There must be because how else could you explain this book? I read this book based on a tip from some friends who live in So-Cal. And you really can't go wrong with book recommends from buddies who live in So-Cal. Up till this book I hadn't read anything by Mr. Winslow so I went in with my mind wide open. Which was a good idea because I needed all the cerebral space for every little bit of everything this book had to offer.      The …
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