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Don Winslow (1) (1953–)

Autor(a) de The Power of the Dog

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About the Author

Don Winslow was born in New York City on October 31, 1953. He received a degree in African history from the University of Nebraska. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a movie theater manager, private investigator, safari guide, actor, theater director and consultant. His works include mostrar mais A Cool Breeze on the Underground, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, The Winter of Frankie Machine, Savages, The Kings of Cool, The Cartel, and the Neal Carey Mysteries series. His novel California Fire and Life won the Shamus Award. In 2016, he won the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best crime thriller of the year for The Cartel. He has also written for film and television. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Don Winslow

The Power of the Dog (2005) 1,665 exemplares
The Cartel (2015) 1,062 exemplares
Savages (2010) 967 exemplares
The Force (2017) 951 exemplares
The Winter of Frankie Machine (2006) 688 exemplares
The Border (2019) 585 exemplares
The Dawn Patrol (2008) 552 exemplares
City on Fire (2021) 470 exemplares
California Fire and Life (1999) 443 exemplares
The Death and Life of Bobby Z (1997) 427 exemplares
Satori (2011) 400 exemplares
The Kings of Cool (2012) 350 exemplares
A Cool Breeze on the Underground (1991) 330 exemplares
The Gentlemen's Hour (2009) 289 exemplares
Broken (2020) 260 exemplares
The Trail to Buddha's Mirror (1993) 199 exemplares
City of Dreams (2023) 176 exemplares
Way Down on the High Lonely (1993) 149 exemplares
A Long Walk Up the Water Slide (1994) 148 exemplares
While Drowning in the Desert (1996) 128 exemplares
Isle of Joy (1996) 95 exemplares
Savages [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 61 exemplares
Missing. New York: Roman (2014) 56 exemplares
Missing : Germany (2016) 31 exemplares
Vengeance (2014) 15 exemplares
The Main (2016) 3 exemplares
Crime 101: A Novella 2 exemplares
Incident à Twenty-Mile (2016) 1 exemplar
La Sanction (Totem t. 3) (2016) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Phoenix Noir (2009) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
San Diego Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Have to say this Second Book in the Trilogy just keeps getting better.
Absolutely fantastic it’s no wonder it is being made into a film.
I am definitely looking forward to City In Ruins the Final Book in this Marvellous Trilogy.
On my To Be Read Again List.
dano35ie | 9 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
Trust is children waiting for Santa Claus.”

Nearly the beginning 60 pages are a recap of how Danny Ryan made the move to Vegas, ala the Corleone family in the first Godfather. With the same exact goal, going completely legitimate. So just start reading with chapter 10, if you read the previous two books and have seen “The Godfather”.

I felt like this book was going to be a snoozer, but by Part 3, the story really hits the lift-off button!

“It’s a lesson they’ll learn - castles of sand don’t last.”

And, if I’m reading the Acknowledgements accurately, this is the author’s last book. Thank you Don Winslow for the many, many hours of reading enjoyment!

“If the sea wants you, she gets you.”
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Stahl-Ricco | 1 outra crítica | Apr 9, 2024 |
City of Dreams could not be finished by this reviewer. Just too depressing to hear about the characters' lives. There is too much killing, drugs, running from each other that the story had to be stopped. If one likes reading about the Italian and Irish gangs, then this is the book for them. Only three stars were unfairly given to this book.
lbswiener | 9 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
I've been a fan of Don Winslow ever since, intrigued by the title, I picked a paperback of [California Fire and Life] off a library-sale table a couple of decades ago. [City on Fire] isn't his best work, but even an average outing with Winslow is an enormously entertaining roller-coaster ride. The plot whizzes along, the characters are more complex and vividly drawn than a lesser writer would bother to make them, and the setting -- Rhode Island in in the mid-80s, a time and a place I experienced first-hand -- is evoked with pitch-perfect accuracy. Winslow is better known for his novels about California and the desert Southwest, but he made me feel the fog rolling in off Narragansett Bay all over again, as if it were yesterday rather than 40 years ago.

The plot -- a riff on the origins of the Trojan War, played out among the rival Irish and Italian mobs in mid-eighties Providence -- is standard crime-fiction stuff. There are ethnic tensions, generational conflicts, and complicated family loyalties. The working-class social milieu is also familiar. You can feel Winslow, on both fronts, working what's usually Dennis Lehane's corner. In [City on Fire], though, Winslow takes a different path through the material than either Lehane or (for that matter) Mario Puzo. His hero, Danny Ryan, is anything but a young man with a pedigree, destined for great things. He's a modestly talented, modestly accomplished, modestly ambitious gangster who longs for more respect and responsibility than he gets from those he serves.

When a slight at an end-of-summer clambake spirals into open warfare between rival ethnic mobs, Danny gets a far bigger shot than he ever dreamed of: a chance to establish himself as a great leader or die in the process. Winslow makes it clear, however, that Danny isn't a Rhode Island version of Joe Coughlin, let alone Michael Corleone. He alternates between brilliant improvisations and disastrous miscalculations, sometimes supported by those closest to him and other times undermined by them for their own purposes. The book -- first in a trilogy -- ends with him achieving one of his dearest wishes, but at a terrible cost. Danny is, throughout the story, plausibly and refreshingly imperfect.

[City on Fire] is a crime story, not an extended contemplation of the human condition, but it has more going on, I think, than many reviewers on LibraryThing have given it credit for. "Loyalty" and "respect" are old, old tropes in crime stories, but Winslow finds interesting things to do with them, using them in more complicated ways than he seems to be doing at first. Danny's complicated family life, particularly his relationships with his estranged mother and quasi-adopted parents, also turn out to be more intriguing than it appears at first glance.

One of the running themes of the story is how the weight of history (personal, family, community) and the push and pull of old obligations (real or imagined) steers our lives in directions other than the ones we might choose for ourselves, given the chance. In this, as in his evocation of the Narragansett Bay fog, Winslow gets the ineffable nature of the thing perfectly right.
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ABVR | 23 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2024 |



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