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The kings of cool
Don Winslow
Adult Fiction WINSLOW

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Summary: 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 thrillers in recent memory-and now a major motion picture directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone-Savages was picked as a best book of the year by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly , Janet Maslin in The New York Times , and Sarah Weinman in the Los Angeles Times. Now , in this high-octane prequel , Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben , Chon , and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past , The Kings of Cool is a breathtakingly original saga of family in all its forms-fathers and sons , mothers and daughters , friends and lovers. As the trio at the center of the book does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops , they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents' history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two generations on a collision course , culminating in a stunning showdown that will force Ben , Chon , and O to choose between their real families and their loyalty to one another. Fast-paced , provocative , and wickedly funny , The Kings of Cool is a spellbinding love story for our times from a master novelist at the height of his powers. It is filled with Winslow's trademark talents-complex characters , sharp dialogue , blistering social commentary-that have earned him an obsessive following. The result is a book that will echo in your mind and heart long after you've turned the last page.


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