The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages

The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel, The Force, and The Border

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 literary thrillers, Savages was a Top 10 Book of the Year selection by Janet Maslin in The New York Times and Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly.

Now, in this high-octane prequel to Savages, Winslow reaches back in time to… (more)

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Like Savages, The Kings Of Cool is mean and funny and moves like a shot.

As he did in Savages, Winslow pushes the boundaries of prose, supplementing a conventional story with haiku-like paragraphs, the occasional script and a stream of consciousness approach. He has always been an inventive writer; The Kings of Cool reinforces just how cool Winslow is.

If this prequel isn’t as chill as “Savages,” it’s made funnier by the seditious spin Winslow puts on the romanticized 1960s hippie culture of peace and love and hard drugs.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 19, 2012)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781451665338

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Language: English


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