POWER OR THE DOG is one of the best books I read last year. Brilliant plot, peopled with believable characters, flawed and identifiable. Winslow is a modern day Trollop.
--- On Thu, 11/25/10, cptpipes2000 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: cptpipes2000 <email@example.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: savages/winslow
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 8:59 PM
> speaking of voice, i'm still not sure what the fuck don winslow did with Savages and if i loved it, hated it or both.
I just finished this one today and though there is much about it that reminds me of previous Winslow books, it is certainly a departure of sorts in style. T. Jefferson Parker channeled through Ken Bruen doesn't exactly describe it, but is as close as I can get.
Overall, I liked it and think that Winslow's output from California Fire and Life onward is an absolute murderer's row of classics, with Power of the Dog standing out as my favorite. Isle of Joy (aka A Winter Spy) and Bobby Z are fine as well, but everything since then has been off the charts in my opinion.
best to all,
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