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Monday, March 31, 2008

Book of the Week - The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

James Ellroy calls Power of the Dog “the first great dope novel since Dog Soldiers thirty years ago.” He’s not joking. This sprawling badass of a novel covers decades of … everything: CIA, DEA, FBI, NSA, NAFTA, Irish mob, Italian mafia, cold warriors, Sandinistas, contras, high-priced whores, corrupt priests, Reagan, Bush, Giuliani, Colombian drug lords, Mexican cartels, campesinos, Gomeros, torture, despair, murder, sex, love, etc… The most absorbing, intense, fast-paced, and just plain motherfucking badass book I’ve read in a long time. Read this. I dare you. (Robert DeNiro just bought the rights to Winslow’s latest, The Winter of Frankie Machine, so read this guy before he blows up!)

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