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.