Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Dawn Patrol, by Don Winslow
Why didn't I read this book sooner? Boone and his surfing buddies "The Dawn Patrol" are all fascinating characters who I want to spend more time with. Don Winslow created a fun world with tons of San Diego history and told it with a voice that most writers would kill for. It hits most of the well-worn points of a PI novel, but the characters and voice are so great, it feels fresh and new.
I finished the novel in three days. It grabbed me like a strong undertow, sucked me under the waves, and battered me against a submerged reef. Go and read this book, stat.
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