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Savages (Paperback)

Author:  Don Winslow
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1451667159
ISBN-13: 9781451667158
Sku: 226227601
Publish Date: 5/29/2012
Pages:  336
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The smash "New York Times"-bestseller and one of the top books of 2010 is now a film directed by three-time Oscar winning filmmaker Oliver Stone coming in September 2012. The story of Ben, Chon, and O and their involvement with a Baja drug cartel is an engrossing thrill ride.
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The smash hit New York Times bestseller and Top 10 Book of 2010 selection by Janet Maslin in The New York Times and Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly is now a major motion picture directed by three-time Oscar winning filmmaker Oliver Stone that will open around the world in September 2012. Savages reunites Pulp Fiction star John Travolta and Uma Thurman and features the hottest young Hollywood stars, including Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch.In Savages, one of the most celebrated literary thrillers in recent memory, Don Winslow delivers a blistering and unforgettable ?story of love's costs?and the acceptance of whatever that cost entails? (Chicago Sun-Times). Ben, Chon, and O are twentysomething best friends living the dream in Southern California. Together they have made a small fortune producing premium grade marijuana, a product so potent that the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a cut. When Ben and Chon refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps O, igniting a dizzying array of high-octane negotiations and stunning plot twists as they risk everything to free her. The result is a provocative, sexy, and darkly engrossing thrill ride, an ultracontemporary love story riveting to the final page.
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"Savage"--in both the worst and slang-y best sense of the word--could be used to describe Don Winslow's irreverent, smart, sardonic, gruesome, and funny novel. The premise is simple: Two guys grow a little high-grade cannabis. Their product is so good that the local drug cartel hears about it and wants it for their own. They threaten the guys, but the guys won't join the cartel's team. And then things start to get interesting. The two gentlemen in question are Chon, a mercenary who brings the valuable seeds back from his regular tours in Afghanistan, and Ben, the chilled-out surfer dude whose horticulture skills turned the Afghan seed into a super-breed. Then there's their friend O. ("Multiple O"). But Winslow populates his story with such potent characters and so many wisecracks--and ultimately enough violence--that SAVAGES bears little resemblance to your run-of-the-mill thriller.

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"Riddled with bullets and splattered with blood, SAVAGES is not for the squeamish, but it's a must for Winslow fans." (starred review) - Allison Block 05/01/2010

"SAVAGES is his 13th and most boisterously stylish crime book, his gutsiest and most startling bid for attention....[It] is full of wild-card moves. And it's not afraid to risk missing its mark. But its wisecracks are so sharp, its characters so mega-cool and its storytelling so ferocious that the risks pay off, thanks especially to Mr. Winslow's no-prisoners sense of humor." - Janet Maslin 07/07/2010

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0336
Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster
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