Don Winslow / Aug 20, 2019

Savages Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Oliver Stone and featuring Blake Lively and John Travolta the smash hit thriller about two young marijuana dealers who are blackmailed into a partnership

  • Title: Savages
  • Author: Don Winslow
  • ISBN: 9781451672534
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Oliver Stone and featuring Blake Lively and John Travolta the smash hit thriller about two young marijuana dealers who are blackmailed into a partnership with a Mexican cartel.A breakthrough novel that pits young kingpins against a Mexican drug cartel, Savages is a provocative, sexy, and sharply funny thrill ride through the daSoon to be a major motion picture directed by Oliver Stone and featuring Blake Lively and John Travolta the smash hit thriller about two young marijuana dealers who are blackmailed into a partnership with a Mexican cartel.A breakthrough novel that pits young kingpins against a Mexican drug cartel, Savages is a provocative, sexy, and sharply funny thrill ride through the dark side of the war on drugs and beyond Part time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat But now they may have come up against something that they can t handle the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a no is unacceptable When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia, the boys playmate and confidante O s abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate readers eager to learn the costs of freedom and the price of one amazing high Following the best summertime crime novel ever San Francisco Chronicle on The Dawn Patrol , bestselling author Winslow offers up a smash hit in the making Savages is an ingenious combination of adrenaline fueled suspense and true crime reportage by a master thriller writer at the very top of his game.

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        Don Winslow was born in New York City but raised in South Kingstown, Rhode Island At various times an actor, director, movie theater manager, safari guide and private investigator, Don has done many things on his way to being a novelist.His first novel, A Cool Breeze On The Underground, was nominated for an Edgar, and a later book, California Fire and Life, received the Shamus Award The Death And Life Of Bobby Z will come out as a feature film in March of 2007, starring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne His upcoming novel, The Winter Of Frankie Machine, has been purchased for Robert DeNiro to play the lead role.Don lives on an old ranch in the San Diego area with his wife, Jean, and son, Thomas Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.


    1. If these two wordsmithing masters of dialogue, tone and hip colloquialisms ever had a literary LOVE CHILD…. would DON WINSLOW.I loved, loved, loved every single page of this thrilltastic story. Don Winslow has instantly become an author whose next book I will buy sight unseen. His writing, his tone, his slick as shit story-telling are all intelligent, original, hiply sparse and kick-ass coolio. The basic plot is very simple (though the execution of it is anything but). Chon and Ben are the 21s [...]

    2. Don Winslow, I'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU for keeping this relatively short. Your books tend to be a bit thick and I can't deal with that right now.Unsurprisingly, the book was better than the movie. What was Oliver Stone thinking? Even Taylor Kitsch himself couldn't save that movie. It's BAD. Not 'so bad it's almost good.' Just bad.(view spoiler)[ She was totally alive at the end of it.(hide spoiler)]Ok, I think I'm done trashing the movie. Let me praise the book. Don Winslow is a master at [...]

    3. Ben and Chon are the oddest of odd couples. Ben is a brilliant botanist and liberal do-gooder who spends his spare time in third world countries setting up clinics and schools. Chon (a nickname based on his real name, John) is an ex-Navy SEAL and Afghanistan veteran with a bad attitude and sincere belief that most people are just pretending to be civilized. Despite their differences, the two men are best friends and even knowingly share a girlfriend, Ophelia (also known as O.), who loves sex and [...]

    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/ “Dope is supposed to be bad, but in a bad world it’s good, if you catch the reverse moral polarity of it.”That awkward moment when you are incurring a library fine because you’re too lazy to just WRITE THE G.D. REVIEW ALREADY!!! I also noticed today that this is apparently #2 in the series and I had no idea it was turned into a movie a few years ago until my husband not so kindly informed me . . . What can I say? I’m not so quick on the uptake. [...]

    5. Each paragraph like a stick of dynamite; it's the paragraph, the singular block that comprises the graphic novel that's very much post-YA, post-Ellis punch to the face & of course it's very amoral & gruesome.This novel was alarming to me because, as a zeitgeisty book, it tells of conspicuous consumption which in the 80's was ultra-cool, but in the 2010's equates the acquisition of material things to a biological process-- a need that's as basic and primordial as breathing.The title and t [...]

    6. “Something they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School.‘Savages, How to Deal With.’Savagely.”The Good, The Bad and the Ugly an infamous trio the three amigos and the three stooges funny trios. When it comes to threesome there are many.One trio you will soon be taking note of are the likes of Ben, Chon and the wonderful O or her real name Ophelia, in this Drug cartel solid thriller from Don Winslow.The story is about lucrative money making with a specially brewed drug herb that the [...]

    7. "There is nothing so small that it does not save its life if it has the courage to defend itself against those who would lay hand on it." - Brasidas of Sparta, quoted by Plutarch.Perhaps, one star for the story, one star for Don Winslow (I really, really liked The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, and The Winter of Frankie Machine), one star for its boldness, etc but I'd almost like to remove a star for the awful sex writing. I'll leave it at 3-stars because almost no one can write about sex well, b [...]

    8. There's a good story here, and it's told in a blisteringly fast manner that would work really well if the author weren't so obsessed with showing how "hip" he is by making up pretend slang that no young (or non-young) person has ever used. The corny wordplay and ridiculous geographic nicknames peppered throughout the book are just painful to read. There was much cringing. It's what you would get if you put Diablo Cody's "Juno" character into a movie about a brutal drug war in which a bunch of pe [...]

    9. Um, we're not squeamish, right book club? No one minds that I recommended a book whose opening chapter includes graphic sex, decapitation, and quasi-free verse prose poetry? Look, I DIDN'T KNOW.First of all: Ooooh. Don Winslow also wrote The Death and Life of Bobby Z. Hence, the stiking similarities in tone, setting and subject matter.Secondly: glad I read this for book club-- I mean, aside form subjecting your sweet little eyes to to such vulgarities, my dears-- because I honestly haven't yet d [...]

    10. Ben & Chon are two Southern California dope dealers who manufacture and distribute some of the most potent pot available. Ben, a Buddhist and Chon, a gun-toting ex-US solider run into trouble with an invading Mexican drug cartel. When their mutual girlfriend, O (short for Ophelia), is kidnapped - all bets are off. Ben and Chon must do whatever it takes to ensure her safe return, even if it means risking their lives to do so.Absolutely incredible.I tried listening to the audio version of this [...]

    11. What's with the hype? This book was a snooze. A hatchet job. A pastiche of Tarantino, Roger Avary, Ritchie, Brett Easton Ellis etc. My adviceick to those guys because chances are you've seen it & read it all before only much, much better.Savages, Schmavages. A totally played out story line (which was unbelievable BTW), with recycled storytelling, featuring snappy, hipster dialog that tries SOOOOOO hard to have pop cultural significance in the vain attempts of being ingratiated into those too [...]

    12. Savages by Don WinslowMy rating: 5 of 5 starsBlurb: The smash hit thriller about two young marijuana dealers who are blackmailed into a partnership with a Mexican cartel."Baditude." Bad attitude. Ben, Chon, and O have a bad case of it, but so would you if you were the twenty-something, Laguna-cool producers of the best hydro on the Left Coast and now a powerful and vicious Mexican cartel wants in on your business. Ben's a genius botanist out to save the world. Chon's a former SEAL with a "Lack O [...]

    13. Don Winslow scores again with Savages. Two Laguna Beach buddies, Ben and Chon, operate a top-of-the-line marijuana business. Ben is a laid-back environmentalist and philanthropist; Chon is an ex-Navy Seal and former mercenary. They grow their own product, which is much desired, and they have a loyal and exclusive clientele. Both Ben and Chon are in love with the beautiful Ophelia, a spoiled local rich girl who loves both of them in return. There have been occasional minor threats to the business [...]

    14. Ben and Chon are best friends who have different views on life and how to live it, almost yin/yang opposites, but have two things in common: they share a gf, (O)phelia, and are in the business of growing and selling primo hydro mary jane. When the Baja Cartel wants them to do business for them, and they decline, the downward spiral begins.Explicitly violent, explicitly sexual and explicitly well one of the most entertaining books I’ve read this year. It was a radicalized and ripping rush of a [...]

    15. 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 charac [...]

    16. The Baja Cartel want Ben and Chon to grow exclusively for them, so much so that they send a rather confronting video to Chon for his viewing pleasure. One could say Ben, Chon, and O have got themselves over their heads… And so starts a non stop thrill ride of drugs, sex, violence, and big business cartel warfare. When I first read SAVAGES, I was blown away by how engaging the characters were and the second time round is no different. O is unique, funny, and deeply in love with her boys, both o [...]

    17. Amazing. Unputdownable. Off to buy every single book Winslow has written. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Review to come in August.

    18. This comes adorned with so many over-the-top raves and blurbs that you'd be forgiven for thinking that the novel is unlikely to live up to the hype. And you'd be unsurprised to discover that you're right.This is a speedy read, and it is pretty much gripping once it gets going, and it does have funny bits, but something is lost: we never feel a lick of genuine interest in these characters, and they never feel like more than types being pushed around in something made for the movies. It's just awf [...]

    19. Read a lot of good reviews of this, heard Oliver Stone was adapting it, made some best-of-crime-fiction year-end listsAnd I don't get it. I will say that pages 175-250 were good, insofar as things actually happened. And quickly. The rest of itDon Winslow inserts his (or the narrator's) voice between the reader and the character, as a character of its own. But that character is indistinct. That character thinks he is incredibly clever and funny. And after he makes a funny, clever comment, he take [...]

    20. I found Savages because of the movie trailer for Oliver Stone's adaptation of this book. My philosophy is that the book is always better than the movie. The book is quick-witted and hilarious but its also about an escalation of a drug war. From the very first page I was hooked.I can say this with all honestyI dare you to put it down after the first page. It's such a intriguing intro that wills you to read more. Then its a snowball down the mountain and before you know it you've finished it.It's [...]

    21. It starts with a two-word chapter. One of the words is an obscenity. That ratio of obscenities to non- pretty much holds up for the rest of the book. What do you expect in a story about some Orange County yuppies who dabble in the drug trade until the BC gets all real with them? Yeah that BC. BajaCartel. Some feelings get hurt. Dr. Phil gets involved. Not really, but, well, yeah, kinda he does.Flipping through the book you notice a lot of white. Not white like white people white, although there [...]

    22. Don Winslow’s Savages starts off with one of the most memorable opening chapters I’ve read; which simply said “F**k you”. These two words set up the feel of this novel really well. Chon and Ben are weed growers in Laguna Beach, California; their product is top of the range. Ben is the botanist that looks after their marijuana and business; Chon looks after the problems. Then there is O; their girlfriend. When the Baja Cartel takes interest in their product, things are bound to get Savage [...]

    23. Upravo sam povećao broj zvezdica na petKoliko razmišljam o knjizi sve mi je bolja i boljaAko bismo hteli da poredimo ovaj roman sa nekim filmom, najpribližniji bi bio Pulp Fiction akcija, humor, pa još akcije i još humora (crnog, naravno), pa onda vrcavi dijalozi, mnogo poigravanja rečima, mnogo eksperimentisanja u načinu realizacije, Vidi se da je Vinslou u glavi već imao film dok je pisao roman, jer ima toliko kratkih rezova u samom tekstu.Ako bismo hteli da poredimo stil pisanja sa ne [...]

    24. The more time I have to reflect, the more I like this novel. My brother loaned it to me to read on a plane, and I definitely recommend reading it in a context where you can take two hours and just fly through the whole thing at one go. I do not, on the other hand, recommend reading it in a setting where you sit inches from strangers who may read over your shoulder and judge you for all the language and graphic sex and violence. Because yes, the language, sex, and violence are all over the top, b [...]

    25. Nisam vidio puno knjiga koje na jednoj stranici znaju imati tri poglavlja. Al' stvarno Ova knjiga ima više poglavlja (290) nego stranica (254). Što valjda i nije pretjerano čudno uzevši u obzir da neka poglavlja imaju samo jednu riječ. Nije to jedina čudna stvar u ovoj knjizi. Čakšto, to je možda i najmanje čudna stvar, jer Winslow piše toliko anarhistički da neki put izgleda kao da nikad nije u životu pročitao knjigu. Poglavlja znaju biti pjesme, isječci iz scenarija, gotovo dada [...]

    26. An awesome book with great dialogue written with verve and panache about bad guys and bigger bad guys, who are all savages in the end.Ben and Chon are high end drug dealers who sell hydro, chronic, a/k/a marijuana in California. They use specially imported plants from Afghanistan to make the best dope people can buy. Ben,uses the money to finance a variety of green projects around the world. Chon, an ex seal enforces the B & C brand with his gun. Both guys are involved with Ophelia, or as sh [...]

    27. Don Winslows Art, diese Story zu erzählen, sein Schreibstil, das ist schon irgendwie heißer Scheiß. Er schert sich nicht um Konventionen, ballert seine Sätze herrlich respektlos gegenüber Ausdrucksformen heraus. Manche so lapidar, dass sie an der Grenzen zum Lächerlichen sind, andere so pointiert, dass man sich als Leser nur verdutzt umgucken kann. Ich mag das, mir macht das Spaß, es unterhält, hält einen auf Trab und treibt die Story ohne unnötige Zwischenstopps immer weiter und weite [...]

    28. A few months ago, I read Winslow’s “The Dawn Patrol,” and I liked it quite a bit. The language had a certain lazy cadence to it that perfectly fit the mood and tone of a story starring a bunch of surfers.Winslow wrote Dawn Patrol in a specific style that never got in the way of the substance. In Savages, Winslow also writes in very specific style. Problem is, that style not only gets in the way of the substance, it trips the substance down a spiraling marble staircase and leaves it twitchi [...]

    29. I usually don't go for books where the style overshadows the substance, but when a book has this much style it's really hard to resist. Does the book move? And how. Here's a fun tally: the book has 302 pages and 290 chapters, including what has become a very infamous two-word Chapter 1.It's hard to believe that this is the same author that wrote THE POWER OF THE DOG, one of the great crime novels of the last twenty years. Both are meditations on the border, but while THE POWER OF THE DOG spans y [...]

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