Posts Tagged ‘ Don Winslow ’

Don Winslow – interview

July 18, 2012
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Don Winslow – interview

During Don Winslow’s most recent appearance at the Poisoned Pen, owner Barbara Peters read from several press releases from Winslow’s past novels. What was most striking was that each release was near identical, describing Winslow’s then current novel as his sure to be “break-out” novel; the book which would rocket the San Diego novelist...

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The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow – review

July 17, 2012
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The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow – review

The Kings of Cool is a prequel to Don Winslow’s 2010 Savages, one of the most excitingly original crime novels of the new century.  Savages is the book that I recommend to any and everyone, whether they read one or one-hundred books a year.  Its voice is so assured and badass, its storytelling so lean and...

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The Gentlemen’s Hour by Don Winslow – review

November 24, 2011
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The Gentlemen’s Hour by Don Winslow – review

San Diego PI and incurable surf bum Boone Daniels returns in The Gentlemen’s Hour, Don Winslow’s sequel to The Dawn Patrol.  This time out we find our hero taking on a case that pisses off his friends and the surfing community as a whole, said case being the murder of surfing legend Kelly Kuhio....

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The Fireball Award for best opening line of 2010

January 7, 2011
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Perhaps moreso then other genres we in the mystery and crime fiction community love our opening lines. It doesn’t take much to start an argument or to get us trading our favorites like baseball cards. Hell, we like our opening lines so much that we actually have a canon. It’s a small one sure,...

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The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow – Review

November 9, 2010
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The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow – Review

It would be easy and obvious to compare Don Winslow’s The Power of the Dog with the novels of James Ellroy (and it’s gonna happen a lot in this review so be prepared, you fucking Boy Scout, you), especially one of his “Underworld USA Trilogy” novels like The Cold Six Thousand, but such a comparison does not fully grasp what...

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The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow – Review

October 30, 2010
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The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow – Review

In the opening chapters of Don Winslow’s The Winter of Frankie Machine we get a carefully detailed description of a day in the life of Frank Machianno, a San Diego surfer and small business owner of retirement age who clearly ain’t about to retire any time soon.  He opens his bait shop on the pier,...

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The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow – Review

October 29, 2010
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The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow – Review

A few months back when I reviewed Don Winslow’s Savages, easily one of the most exciting books to drop all year, I mentioned that I’ve been asleep when it comes to Don Winslow’s shit, that until Savages I hadn’t read one of his books since The Death and Life of Bobby Z  back when...

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Savages by Don Winslow – review

September 8, 2010
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Savages by Don Winslow – review

…for it’s important that writers with some commercial clout should take the odd chance, that they should try to introduce a little edge to the mainstream and foster an environment conducive to a little experimentation. For if they don’t, then who will? You’re going to hear a lot about Savages by Don Winslow. I’m...

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Savages by Don Winslow – Review

August 17, 2010
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Savages by Don Winslow – Review

I remember reading The Death and Life of Bobby Z as a kid and digging the shit out of it, but for some reason I never picked up another Don Winslow again.  Don’t ask the Nerd why because he can’t tell you – them’s just the fucking breaks.  After having just burned through Savages...

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