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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 de Don Winslow

The Power of the Dog (2005) 1,690 cópias, 86 resenhas
The Cartel (2015) 1,076 cópias, 51 resenhas
Savages (2010) 979 cópias, 65 resenhas
The Force (2017) 976 cópias, 55 resenhas
The Winter of Frankie Machine (2006) 696 cópias, 29 resenhas
The Border (2019) 607 cópias, 31 resenhas
The Dawn Patrol (2008) 556 cópias, 29 resenhas
City on Fire (2021) 509 cópias, 23 resenhas
California Fire and Life (1999) 446 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Death and Life of Bobby Z (1997) 431 cópias, 20 resenhas
Satori (2011) 404 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Kings of Cool (2012) 359 cópias, 25 resenhas
A Cool Breeze on the Underground (1991) 340 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Gentlemen's Hour (2009) 293 cópias, 13 resenhas
Broken (2020) 276 cópias, 22 resenhas
City of Dreams (2023) 216 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Trail to Buddha's Mirror (1993) 203 cópias, 8 resenhas
Way Down on the High Lonely (1993) 151 cópias, 6 resenhas
A Long Walk Up the Water Slide (1994) 149 cópias, 4 resenhas
While Drowning in the Desert (1996) 130 cópias, 6 resenhas
City in Ruins (2024) 101 cópias, 7 resenhas
Isle of Joy (1996) 96 cópias, 4 resenhas
Savages [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 62 cópias
Missing. New York: Roman (2014) 56 cópias, 2 resenhas
Missing : Germany (2016) 32 cópias, 1 resenha
Vengeance (2014) 15 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Main (2016) 3 cópias
La Sanction (Totem t. 3) (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Incident à Twenty-Mile (2016) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Phoenix Noir (2009) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias, 4 resenhas
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias, 2 resenhas
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias, 10 resenhas
San Diego Noir (2011) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias, 1 resenha


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Excellent final novel in the series - satisfying conclusion. Couldn't put down.
highlander6022 | outras 6 resenhas | Jun 13, 2024 |
The best fireworks displays keep your heart in your throat and escalate until you don't think you can take another boom, and then everything goes up at mindboggling speed for the finale. Bang bang bang. That is what we have here.

Winslow has said the Danny Ryan trilogy is his final work. If you see this, Don, I am not holding you to that and would be delighted if the rumors of your retirement were premature. If, however, this really is the last book, you went out with a very satisfying series of bangs of both the firearm and fornication variety.

Each of the Danny Ryan books shows us Danny in a new city, at a new point in his life, trying to escape his circumstances and choices. (The stories tale place in Providence, LA, and now Las Vegas.) And each of these books gives us a new Danny, one who matures, who learns from his losses, who is changed by love for two (or more) women, and who is driven by his bone-deep pure and ever-growing love for his son, Ian, whose birth starts the first book in the series. Yes, this is a crime drama with a Soprano's worthy antihero, but it is so much more of that. It is the story of becoming a man after a rough start. In this era where people scoff at tales of reinvention and healing and are gleeful about tearing down successful people for one misstep, it is hard not to see Danny through that lens. He is a man who works and works to live a clean life, to protect and support his family and friends, but everyone wants to define him by the worst things he has done. Granted, unlike people who get attacked for using racist language, mistreating employees, or hooking up with the wrong person Danny's past acts involve a lot of murder (of bad people), theft (from bad people), and other crimes (that mostly or wholly impacted bad people.) Early on most of Danny's moral missteps came from fear, greed or hubris, but the desire to protect those around him was always there, and as he ages it becomes his raison d'etre. Danny is the most ethical immoral person one can imagine.

It bears mentioning that everyone here, no matter how colorful, feels fleshed out. The circumstances are amped up, I don't think this is how people actually live, but the character's decisions make sense, the obstacles don't seem contrived, and the love and the hate that drive most things feel dead on.

A couple last notes. First, I have railed in my reviews for a couple of books, most notably the execrable The Murder Rule, that authors do not do the necessary research to write legal thrillers, especially courtroom scenes, and I find it inexcusable. Winslow did the research. In this book there is a trial at the center of one of the storylines (for a murder committed in the last book) and it is beautifully written. Hats off. I felt like the rest of the book was just as well researched. Though this is fiction, there is a lot of stuff about gaming rules and historical norms in Vegas, and as far as I can tell Winslow stayed in the lines and the things that impact Danny's and Vern's businesses seem well crafted. Second, I listened to this read by Ari Fliakos, as I did for the last two books. Once again Fliakos is just great. I can't explain why, there are no unique voices or flourishes, but Fliakos' tone and pacing just works so well for this series.

Hats off to Don Winslow. Thank you for your service.
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Narshkite | outras 6 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
Ce roman de Don Winslow, le deuxième d'une trilogie, est plus faible que le premier. La première moitié, dédiée à la nouvelle vie de Danny Ryan et ses hommes de mains, fuyant la ville de Providence, n'a pas beaucoup d'intérêt, à part de préparer la seconde moitié, centrée sur l'implication de ces personnes dans le monde du cinéma à Hollywood. Le roman devient alors plus intéressant, même si le choix de Danny Ryan de s'afficher publiquement dans sa relation avec une actrice très renommée semble peu crédible de part la personnalité et l'intelligence du personnage mis en place par l'auteur. Ce choix causera la perte de cette actrice et une nouvelle fuite du personnage principal.
Il est dommage que l'auteur n'ait pas plus développé la deuxième partie du roman pour mettre en place quelque chose qui aurait été plus en ligne avec la personnalité de Danny Ryan. Dommage car l'auteur a mainte fois prouvé qu'il pouvait faire beaucoup mieux.
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Patangel | outras 12 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Don Winslow's last book wraps up his trilogy about New England mobster Danny Ryan, who is now living in Las Vegas, having fled Rhode Island with the Feds, the mob and assorted others in hot pursuit. Ryan is now at the head of a casino and gaming empire and prospering as a result. Until his past catches up to him and Ryan is forced to make an alliance with his chief competitor. City of Ruins is a fitting end to Don Winslow's novel writing career.
lewilliams | outras 6 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |



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