Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:Don Winslow

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 14 Jul 2010

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    Speaking of Winslow, I echo the recommendations of others on this list for THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z. Further, I also recommend CALIFORNIA FIRE AND LIFE.

    Based on Dave's recommendation below, I've just ordered a copy of SAVAGES and am going to place it at the top of my summer reading list.

    Nice to hear the Rare Birds cawing again!


    On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:29 PM, David Corbett <
    > wrote:

    > I'm reading Savages now and am blown away. Power of the Dog -- the only DW
    > I'd read so far -- didn't prepare me for such a fun, savvy rip of a book. He
    > mixes a tight, fast, witty style to a depth of understanding about crime and
    > criminals that nobody else can match, imho. He's like a jocular Ellroy --
    > every bit as twisted but he doesn't get sucked down the rabbit hole into
    > total blackness. He understands that good may not win out always and forever
    > but it doesn't get annihilated either, at the same time he so easily sees
    > the duplicity in human nature in clear relief. The book is just an amazingly
    > good time, and I don't want to do much else but read it.

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