- Taschenbuch: 560 Seiten
- Verlag: Arrow; Auflage: New Ed (27. April 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0099464985
- ISBN-13: 978-0099464983
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,9 x 3,5 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 31 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.272 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Power Of The Dog (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 27. April 2006
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"The Power of the Dog throws shadows a mile long. Fearless, humane, aesthetically fervent, it's also passionate, unapologetic, gorgeously written and unquestionably authentic." (Dennis Lehane)
"Don Winslow is the kind of cult writer who is so good you almost want to keep him to yourself." (Ian Rankin)
"The first great dope novel since Dog Soldiers thirty years ago. It's frightening and sad, with a superbly sustained intensity. A beautifully compressed vision of hell, with all its attendant moral madness." (James Ellroy)
"A damn good read. If you've never read Don Winslow, start now." (Val McDermid)
"It is impossible in a few words to do [it] justice ... It's a huge book, both in size and scope." (Sunday Telegraph)
Don Winslow's break-out novel. A hugely ambitious, page-turning thriller of power and revenge, in the tradition of the Great American Novel.
'This is Winslow's masterpiece (so far) and should have a place on every crime freak's bookshelf. Superb!' Independent on Sunday
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Power of the Dog follows five equally important characters through 35 years charting the evolution of the Mexican "trampoline" and the Sinaloa cartel to an internationally powerful organization. According to Winslow, it took him nearly six years of research to combine modern historic facts and fiction to describe the War on Drugs which is by far America's longest war since President Nixon's declaration in 1973. More than a trillion dollars und hundreds of thousand murders later, drugs are more plentiful than ever. The author realistically describes how the War on Drugs has created multinational corporations loaded with sociopaths, because in a world where violence rules the scum floats to the top.
This novel, beefed up with hard-nosed journalism, delivers a horrifying dose of reality in the theater of violence as Art Keller follows the advances of the drug economy from the introductory Operation Condor in Sinaloa in1975 to Guadalajara in 1984 and El Salvador in 1985, Mexico and the NAFTA agreement in 1992, and through the late nineties.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
None of that will you find in "the power of the dog". It's really great to read, nice, original wording, great dialogs and of course the whole scope of the storry is just magnificent. The characters apear natural, believable, sophisticated, their actions reasonable and interesting because often unexpected. You learn something about a part of this world and its history ... it's just great, really.
The book is about the Mexican (and to some extend rather Middle- and Southern-American) drug "business" and the involvent of the US efforts against it - how it all came to the current situation. The historical sweep reaches as far back as to the end of the Vietnam war in the early seventies. It includes various agencies, countries, US administrations ... the whole enchilada.
On the other hand this is not (just) a fact book. This is also a very entertaining criminal story. You follow the "hero" from the start of the DEA and his first days in Mexico through the destruction of the old cartel, the establishment of the new federation of cartels and so on ... it's a very personal story - his life, his actions, mistakes, victories, ... family life, everything. The author has really succeeded in presenting the big picture by telling the story of a single man.
Of course there's one problem: I can't tell how accurate the whole thing is. The impression I got is that everything was very well researched and presented in detail.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
... and I really loved the story. In my whole life I have never read a book before that was written in such an interesting way. I think there are already a lot of reviews on Amazon regarding this book and it is not necessary that I describe the content. So I'll just mention that I bought it already for two of my friends and finish my writing with the advice to buy & read this book.
Winslow has a really refreshing stile of writing and it never got boring for a second.
After reading this book I got myself all of his other books which all have been a great read.
Can't wait for the next one.
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at narcotrafficking, market penetration and rigid pursuit of objectives.
A gem. Even if you like shallows like Donnie Brasco and - certainly - The Godfather (like me).
ganz ganz groß! Unbedingt lesen, aber nichts für schwache Nerven. Don Winslow gehört zu den besten, sprachgewaltigsten, modernsten Autoren überhaupt!Vor 4 Monaten von Martina Ostertag veröffentlicht
A terrific story I will always enjoy reading again and again and again and again and again and again and againVor 7 Monaten von 1d2v3c4m veröffentlicht
I came across thus book by accident, but couldnt out it down, read it back to back in 3 days and loved it. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 9 Monaten von Memphis veröffentlicht
I just finished reading the book and enjoyed it a lot. I must say, after a long time I have read such a fresh story and original plot. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 11 Monaten von Pank veröffentlicht
Write Don has successfully portrayed a drug world through his great way of story-telling. Story revolves around a DEA agent, a drug dealer, a call girl, a stone-cold killer and a... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 12 Monaten von Can veröffentlicht
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I've read this book in a week, while having a full time job an a demanding family. Well researched, plausible and close to reality. At the end it drags a bit, but..... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 12 Monaten von DD Nuts veröffentlicht
very impressive. part thriller, part documenrary. solid research, great characters. gives you a complete picture of the war on drugs.Vor 12 Monaten von Wolfgang Koydl veröffentlicht