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Movie Review: Savages

Jul 24, 2012 in Film, Guest Posts

Adapting Don Winslow’s 2010 novel Savages was never going to be easy. The book is both revelation and revolution whose joys come from its distinctive prose as its propulsive plot. Winslow’s novel feels like the culmination of years of experimentation in previous books like The Winter of Frankie Machine, The Death and Life of Bobby […]

Don Winslow, Interviewed by Shane Salerno

Jul 06, 2012 in Books, Film, Guest Posts

Today, the film Savages, based on the Don Winslow novel of the same name, opens in theaters. Check out the trailer, if you haven’t already. Directed by Oscar winner Oliver Stone, the film’s screenplay is the product of a collaboration between novelist Don Winslow and screenwriter Shane Salerno. Winslow and Salerno have known each other […]

Savage Beauty, Savage Poster

Apr 11, 2012 in Film, Guest Posts

One of the most anticipated films for crime fans this summer is the adaptation of Don Winslow’s revolutionary novel Savages. Directed by Oliver Stone, it’s the story of Ben and Chon, two Southern California marijuana kingpins who run afoul of a Mexican cartel. Shenanigans ensue. While Stone assembled a cast that blends established stars – […]

In Search of Crime Fiction’s Shadow Cabinet: Adventures of a Long Tail Reader

Sep 23, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

Reading a book that not only entertains but is also deeply felt—deeply realized, created from a highly personal vision, strikes me as a kind of rebellion. —Jeff VanderMeer (2002) I was once called a champion of the obscure. Maybe because the books that often get me excited are the ones that others haven’t heard of […]

Live Chat with Don Winslow

Aug 11, 2010 in Books, Live Chat

What follows is a transcript of the live chat with Don Winslow, author of Savages, a book that I think is the literary equivalent of narcotic stimulants. We’ll start with a few questions from me: Sarah Weinman: – So first I wanted to talk a bit about Savages opening chapter (or opening line) and, at […]