Savages, by Don Winslow

Savages: A Novel

Fucking great book.

Millennials come to crime fiction at last. Don Winslow takes a realist’s look at the drug war and crafts a stunning Shakespearean drama (Titus Andronicus) on both sides of the border. The less I say about the book, the better. The shrapnel of the Iraq War, American narcissism, human tribalism, and the latest generation all come together in a fantastic story full of rich characters. Winslow reminds us that the kids are all right. It’s the adults who are the problem.

 

3 thoughts on “Savages, by Don Winslow

  1. I haven’t seen any reviews of this book until yours. I’m so excited that you liked it so much and that you feel like it was an honest portrayal of things that are actually happening today. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie, but I hadn’t seen any reviews to let me know if it was worth it – I am pumped to red it now though, so thank you.

    • I generally only review books that I’m very excited about. I’m not a reviewer foremost. But this book affected me. It’s a crime thriller, but also great social commentary.

      • That’s completely fair enough. That makes it even better that you only review a select few – it has to be good then. I rarely read crime thrillers but I’ll give it a shot.

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