Before They Were SAVAGES

Just in time for the July 6th release of Oliver Stone’s film version of Savages, author Don Winslow’s prequel, The Kings of Cool arrives today.

Reviewing it in today’s NYT, under the headline, “Sexy Drug Dealers Have Parents, Too,” Janet Maslin says Winslow “tantalizingly divides his story between two generations: the original main characters, and the 1960s hippies who spawned them.”

The Kings of Cool
Don Winslow
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2012-06-19)
ISBN 9781451665321

Maslin was a major fan of Savages, including it in her list of the “Top 10 Books of 2010“; its only Best Books nod that year. About the movie, she is concerned whether it “can sustain Mr. Winslow’s heavenly understatement without drowning in the violence of drug warfare.”

Perhaps she hasn’t seen the trailer.

Movie tie-in:

Savages: A Novel
Don Winslow
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2012-05-29)
ISBN / EAN: 1451667159 / 9781451667158

Also mass market pbk (9781451672534)

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