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The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow

 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.



Savages by Don Winslow

John Reviews “Savages” by Don Winslow

Savages by Don WinslowIt has been a long time since I have read a book that was as difficult to put down as “Savages” by Don Winslow. The writing style is like nothing I have ever seen.

It defiantly breaks all the rules of writing I was ever taught and I loved it! The story follows three friends who find themselves going to war with the Mexican drug cartel. The story is told from many view points and they are all vastly different. I am excited to read the prequel, “The Kings of Cool” and discover how it all began. This fast paced and intense novel has become a major motion picture and I am eager to see how they turned such a unique novel into a film.