Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Savages by Don Winslow: Does the opening paragraph set the tone?

Since some readers are curious and want to read the opening of certain books, I wanted to let people know that there seem to be quite a few books available as google e books AND that you can read quite a few pages for free in their online sample. Here's the link for Savages which a fair number of people seem interested in.
Considering the first chapter of Savages consists of two words, and those two words are Fuck you, I might just not be hip or cool enough to truly enjoy this book. Not that I never use 4-letter words myself.  I'm just not accustomed to seeing novels start that way. It kind of makes me laugh because recently I was reading someone's facebook and they wanted to know what your favorite opening lines of a novel were. I'm not sure how "Fuck you" ranks with "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." which was winning the last time I checked in!
And, here's the link to my post on Savages from yesterday

2 comments:

  1. Yes, this is the story of two men who are drug dealers but it is also a well told novel where the reader becomes interested the central protagonists. These two men were minding happy in their simple life when a Mexican drug cartel tries to take over their business. It also answers the question if it is possible for a person or persons to stand up to the murder and firepower of one of the major Mexican drug gangs.

    When dealing with ex-mercenary, Chon, it's helpful to realize that he enjoys pain. He's a former SEAL who has been back to Afghanistan twice. He and his partner, Ben, have a mauijuana opertaion in Laguna Beach that is very profitable. Chon's feeling is that dope creates balance in a person's life.

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  2. Ceska, I'm curious to know if you saw the film and if you did, what you thought.

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