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The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow
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Sep 20, 2012

really liked it
Read from September 20 to 23, 2012

So much of this book seemed like a rehash of Savages, granted it's the same characters lives leading up to Savages. This is not written to disparage the author, the same story told from a generation prior is just as engaging, and as the story goes on highlights the futility of the War on Drugs. Just like the gold rush, it's the guys selling the equipment and land that always make money, the precious metals (nay drugs) are really just for punters; like the slots in a casino...the deck is always stacked against you.

Winslow's style is cinematic, and as a nod to the obvious and easy translation to a screenplay, he even highlights the drama by switching to a screenplay format! brilliant.

It's a fun series that now is neatly wrapped up and feels complete.

Terry would likely enjoy this since he recommended Savages to me earlier this year.

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