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Savages
Savages: A Novel | Don Winslow
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel A New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Chicago Sun-Times Favorite Book of the Year A revelationThis is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload. Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly StartlingStylishMega-cool. Janet Maslin, The New York TimesBen, 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 ReichThis is the story of loves costsand the acceptance of whatever that cost entails. Randy Michael Signor, Chicago Sun-TimesA wickedly funny and smart novel. Janet EvanovichWinslows marvelous, adrenaline-juiced roller coaster of a novelis both a departure and a culmination, pyrotechnic braggadocio and deep meditation on contemporary American culture. Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times
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CocoReads
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Post 2/4. Some mystery, some historical fiction, plus Savages—violence, drugs... #lowryssturgis

Freespirit Colleen M wrote a lot of great books. I haven't read these ones 3mo
CocoReads @Freespirit I‘ve only read The Thorn Birds (and that was so long ago I don‘t really remember much) but I thought these looked good 3mo
Freespirit I know she researched her books very thoroughly...enjoy😍 3mo
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andrew61
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#marchintothe70s #wildworld
Last yr i read The power of the dog and asked for The cartel for Xmas which i plan to read soon so i can get to the force. So when i saw this for 10p in a library sale i had to get it. Gosh the world of Don Winslow's cross border drug smuggling is a wild one - very frightening.

Melissa_J The Force is really good! The Border just came out this past week, and it concludes the trilogy that starts with The Power of the Dog. 8mo
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LapReader
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This is one of the few cases where I love the movie more than the book. The writing style is a bit to cool for me but translated well into a movie. One of my favourite movies actually. Maybe it‘s because I saw the movie first.

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avgeyer
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Book- Savages (tagged), Salem‘s Lot
Author- Stephen King
Movie- Seven 😳🙈
TV show- Say Yes to the Dress
Food- Sushi 🍣

#manicmonday #letterS @JoScho

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LapReader
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A bit behind on my #JB questions. 1. Elephants & how they mourn their dead fascinate me. 2. In Full View by Lily Brett changed my life. April Fool‘s Day by Bryce Courtenay made me cry. His Australian trilogy & The Power of One & it‘s sequel Tandia were great too. 3. Blue, yellow then red. 4. I love organic earl grey tea and will have a coffee if my partner makes me one to drink in bed. 4. In a hammock in the garden. 6. Lilies and roses. @LazyDays

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Reviewsbylola
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When your two sisters realize that they aren‘t a part of your Litsy text thread. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 #youcantsitwithus

Meredith3 😹😹😹 2y
ReadingSusan This is priceless! Looks like a conversation with my four sisters 🤣 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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Mdargusch 😂😂😂 2y
emilyhaldi 💁🏻‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen Perfect!!! 😂😂 2y
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ContraryMary
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Book haul from last weekends Firefighter/Youth revolution book sale. Fifteen bucks for the lot! (Not that I have any time to read them *cries forever*)

irre Great haul. Loved 2y
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Minervasbutler
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Two best buddies, Ben, (peaceloving, humanitarian, stoner) and Chon (ex Navy Seal, killing machine, stoner) and their shared girlfriend O are happily making a decent living growing and dealing the best grass in Orange County when some very nasty people from a Mexican cartel decide to make them an offer they can't refuse. If Hunter Thompson and Elmore Leonard had collaborated on a novel it might have turned out something like this. A blast.

CocoReads Love this! I mean, I've only seen the movie but I can only imagine how much better the book is. 2y
Minervasbutler @CocoReads It's pretty much all in the writing so, yeah, I think a film would lose a lot though I haven't seen it. 2y
CocoReads @Minervasbutler it was super violent but I still really enjoyed it. 2y
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Minervasbutler
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I can't be alone in hearing an echo of the great Hunter Thompson here ;)

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Minervasbutler
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That moment when you're twenty pages in to a book and you think you may have discovered a new favourite author :)

Cathythoughts @Minervasbutler keep us posted. I would be interested to know if you continue to feel this may be your next favourite writer 👍 2y
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thepaulhoa
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This is a helluva first chapter

todd Great book! I have "Kings of Cool" on my night stand. 3y
thepaulhoa @todd I liked it! Can you recommend some things similar? 3y
todd Try "Power of the Dog" and let me know what you think. 3y
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todd
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Really enjoying this so far. Great book to keep you up at night when your two-week old baby is keeping you up at night 🙃

Notafraidofwords I've had my eye on this one. 3y
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Anton
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I was looking for a fun poolside read, and boy did I find it! Like Elmore Leonard or William Gibson, Don Winslow crafts prose that's so beautiful it hardly matters what the plot is. Still, this one has a great story tailormade for the big screen (too bad the movie was disappointing). If I have one complaint, it's that O is little more than a prop. Make her a fully realized character, and this gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ instead of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2.

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Anton
Savages: A Novel | Don Winslow
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I was looking for a fun poolside read, and boy did I find it! Like Elmore Leonard or William Gibson, Don Winslow crafts prose that's so beautiful it hardly matters what the plot is. Still, this one has a great story tailormade for the big screen (too bad the movie was disappointing). If I have one complaint, it's that O is little more than a prop. Make her a fully realized character, and this gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ instead of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2.

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Anton
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Poolside reading was missing something, so I added a double sized mojito. Much better... 🏊🏻⛱🍹📖😀

RealLifeReading Want!! 3y
BookishFeminist Mojito. That is happening tonight. 3y
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Anton
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Chon logic

Mayread I'm sending this to everyone i work w. Just to make em sweat. 3y
Mayread Oh wow, that looks like a tumblr comment. My apologies. 3y
Anton @Skiles Haha, do what you gotta do 3y
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Anton
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I'm on vacation and spending as much of the week as possible poolside.

Trav Looks amazing! Enjoy. 3y
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brendanmleonard
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Second TBT to my brief stint as a book reviewer whose first review ever wound up blurbed on the cover! I look back at that review and sometimes think "you overdid it," but I stand by my rave of this book. Love that Litsy lets me "review" in a more relaxed way - hoping one day to do it again! ?

KrisConstantReader Wow, that's the absolute coolest! Yay, you, @brendanmleonard ! 3y
Leelee08 That's so awesome! @brendanmleonard 3y
Chessa You are famous! 3y
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SusanInTiburon 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
Victoria_C I haven't read that but read both of the Cartel series and thought they were great. 3y
todd My favorite post on Litsy this week! 🏆 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Not only are you famous, but you are only one step behind Stephen King! 😉 3y
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jrangelella
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Halfway through this death-spiral and I'm in awe of how Winslow manipulates narrative and pacing and urgency. Not much current action has taken place, but all of it is conflict and heated action. It feels, promisingly, like the second half of the book is gonna explode, shotguningly.