The Kings of Cool - Don Winslow

The Kings of Cool

Author: Don Winslow

  • Publication Date: 2012-06-19
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 302 Ratings)


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel, The Force, and The Border

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 literary thrillers, Savages was a Top 10 Book of the Year selection by Janet Maslin in The New York Times and Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly.

Now, in this high-octane prequel to Savages, 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.


  • Jr Orellana1224

    By Jr Orellana1224
    The title says it all. Dive into the world where every sentence has a sense of cool and suave like smoothness to it. Characters may be far fetched but so are the people that live this life-style. Welcome to the kingdom of cool!
  • The kings of cool

    By Jae&Dan
    Growing up and I'm living in Orange County for 25 years my whole life this book kept me anxious to read more cause I am familiar with the places in the book and the things that happen in the story happen in the real world loved this book.
  • Cash in, pal.

    By twoANDten
    Weak. A milquetoast story and a blatant attempt to cash in on the feature film release. Cash grab and not much more.
  • Wow

    By Badatude101
    Better then Savages...A must read for anyone looking to lose themselves into a world of non stop adventure
  • Great follow up

    By munger212