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The Kings of Cool

(2012)
(The first book in the Savages series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Don Winslow (2)'s The Kings of Cool

Hardback Editions

June 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 1-4516-6532-6 / 978-1-4516-6532-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kings of Cool
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 0-09-957654-6 / 978-0-09-957654-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 1-4516-6533-4 / 978-1-4516-6533-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kings of Cool
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 0-434-02207-1 / 978-0-434-02207-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to 'Savages'
Author(s): Don Winslow
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kings of Cool
Author(s): Don Winslow
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages
Author(s): Don Winslow
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA