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The Kings of Cool
The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages | Don Winslow
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In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Among the most celebrated thrillers in recent memoryand now a major motion picture directed by Academy Awardwinning filmmaker Oliver StoneSavages was picked as a best book of the year by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly, Janet Maslin in The New York Times, and Sarah Weinman in the Los Angeles Times. Now, in this high-octane prequel, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, The Kings of Cool is a breathtakingly original saga of family in all its formsfathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and lovers. As the trio at the center of the book does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will force Ben, Chon, and O to choose between their real families and their loyalty to one another. Fast-paced, provocative, and wickedly funny, The Kings of Cool is a spellbinding love story for our times from a master novelist at the height of his powers. It is filled with Winslows trademark talentscomplex characters, sharp dialogue, blistering social commentarythat have earned him an obsessive following. The result is a book that will echo in your mind and heart long after youve turned the last page.
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This is amazing! Who knew there were pumpkin spice M&Ms?! Thanks so much, @Tex #bookswap #hocuspocusswap

rather_be_reading 😍😍🎃🎃 ty for participating! 13mo
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26 our last summer
Although the surfers in this one rode a whole different kind of wave than we did in Galveston, it was still a story that had the feel of leaving the beach for the real world.

Cinfhen This one sounds good! Thanks for playing along 😃 1y
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen I love playing these challenges, but can‘t always break away. Keep ‘em comin‘! 1y
Mdargusch Nice! 💚 1y
Meredith3 🌱 💚 1y
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Tex2Flo
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...or queens. My deaf sentry while I catch up with Don Winslow‘s surfers.

KarenUK Bless her! 💕 2y
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todd

Can't read enough of these novels right now. Fast, fun, well-written. Even works when read out of order -- Doh! 😃