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Don Winslow (1) (1953–)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Power of the Dog (2005) 1,671 kappaletta
The Cartel (2015) 1,067 kappaletta
Raakalaiset (2010) 973 kappaletta
The Force (2017) 962 kappaletta
The Winter of Frankie Machine (2006) 691 kappaletta
The Border (2019) 591 kappaletta
The Dawn Patrol (2008) 554 kappaletta
City on Fire (2021) 487 kappaletta
California Fire and Life (1999) 444 kappaletta
The Death and Life of Bobby Z (1997) 427 kappaletta
Satori (2011) 401 kappaletta
The Kings of Cool (2012) 354 kappaletta
A Cool Breeze on the Underground (1991) 335 kappaletta
The Gentlemen's Hour (2009) 291 kappaletta
Broken (2020) 267 kappaletta
The Trail to Buddha's Mirror (1993) 201 kappaletta
City of Dreams (2023) 190 kappaletta
Way Down on the High Lonely (1993) 150 kappaletta
A Long Walk Up the Water Slide (1994) 149 kappaletta
While Drowning in the Desert (1996) 130 kappaletta
Isle of Joy (1996) 96 kappaletta
City in Ruins (2024) 70 kappaletta
Savages [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 61 kappaletta
Missing. New York: Roman (2014) 56 kappaletta
Missing : Germany (2016) 32 kappaletta
Vengeance (2014) 15 kappaletta
The Main (2016) 3 kappaletta
Crime 101: A Novella 2 kappaletta
La Sanction (Totem t. 3) (2016) 1 kappale
Incident à Twenty-Mile (2016) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Phoenix Noir (2009) — Avustaja — 137 kappaletta
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Avustaja — 107 kappaletta
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
San Diego Noir (2011) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta

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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 | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
 
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lewilliams | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 13, 2024 |
This one should be subtitled, a series of unlikely events.

The third books in Don Winslow's Danny Ryan trilogy is a engrossing read, as long as you allow the exceptional writing to blind you the unlikely and loosely hung together story.

For those of you unfamiliar, Ryan is former New England mobster who was forced to flee Rhode Island with the mob, the Feds, and assorted others hot on his heals. Magically, he overcame all of that and has now risen, in a short 10 years to a preeminent position in the Las Vegas gaming industry.

Danny overreaches though, and the kingdom that he's built begins to crash around him. But fear not, no challenge is too much for our hero.

The book, purportedly Winslow's last, is saved by his writing skills. In a lesser's hands, it would be dismissed as the work of a hack and the holes in the plot considered a sense of amusement. But Winslow is among the best in the use of language in spinning a yarn, and this one is no exception.

It'll give you a sugar high, but be careful the crash is right around the corner.
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norinrad10 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 11, 2024 |
Could not finish. Big disappointment for me after reading Power of the dog trilogy. Could not understand Danny Ryan's character. He seems confused in whole series.
 
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shad90 | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 6, 2024 |

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