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 John Reviews “The Kings of Cool” by Don Winslow

Kings of Cool Don WinslowI recently finished reading Savages by Don Winslow and was very excited to dive into The Kings of Cool. This story is the prequel to Savages and it was very intriguing to discover how Chon, Ben and O came together. This book bounces between the 70s-80s and the 2000s. It felt very much like a puzzle as characters were introduced and it was fun to try and figure out how people were connected. The twists definitely keep you guessing as I had no idea how some of this was going to turn out. I also liked that The Kings of Cool did not just tell the back story of the three main characters but also of the antagonists that were in Savages. It connects all the pieces, pieces that you didn’t even realize needed connecting in Savages. While this book was really fun to read I wasn’t drawn in quite as much as I was for Savages however, I think that is because I was used to the unique writing style this time.

If you enjoyed Savages, I would definitely recommend reading The Kings of Cool.