Broken promises, broken bones, broken dreams, a broken system… It sounds bleak, but these stories will take you through a full gamut of emotions. The final story, The Last Ride, is the most powerful and here Winslow ponies up a Western. Don Winslow’s BROKEN is a gift, one bequeathed at just the right time. To see what your friends thought of this book. Your email address will not be published. 6 stories that are equally as good as the one before. Then we have the bounty Hunter that doesn't give up. Each story is widely different from the next, with a different feeling that comes across for each character. I can't really say this shows off too many styles because he kinda only writes in one style, with those short clipped sentences and chapters, and even though they are brief, they are still powerful. Don Winslow’s BROKEN is a gift, one bequeathed at just the right time. (Setting a Zoom meeting is a time zone nightmare!) Loved this book! It’s a great collection, with intellect and humor thrown in. Mr. Winslow brings back characters from his past writing like Boone Daniels, Ben,Chon,O and Frankie Machine. Here, a trio of San Diego characters – Detective Lou Lubesnick, Officer Christopher Shea and bail bondsman Duke Kasmajian – appear across three semi-related stories. More novellas than short stories, they are all exceptional. Next we have intermittent humor and a cop trying to advance his career. Synopsis: In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt and redemption, Broken is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heart-stopping, heartbreaking best. What we have here is six original novels, each of which reads like a short story yet contains the stimulating heft of a full-length book. Be the first to ask a question about Broken. . A different type of storytelling comes to the fore in Crime 101, The San Diego Zoo and Sunset. Vengeance in the first story and it's violent with just cause. I loved Power of the Dog, and am looking forward to the rest of that series, but this was disappointing. Well, you can imagine the attitudes – and eventually the weapons – that he comes up against. © 2017 Crime Fiction Lover. Nothing but net! It tells of cops who skate a thin line between justice and personal vengeance, and villains so full of charm that you can't help but root for them. Next we have intermittent humor and a cop trying to advance his career. I fortunate enough to receive a early copy from The Story Factory. Thankfully the others were much better and it was great to see some old friends. Here we have a book containing six novellas, each around 50- to 70-pages in extent, and it’s a splendid chance to witness one of America’s great crime authors flexing his literary muscles. This collection of six novellas constitutes another excellent book from Don Winslow, who for my money is the best crime writer working these days. If you haven't read any Winslow, your missing out! He throws us into the deep end with the opening story, Broken, about a hardass Irish-American cop called Jimmy McNabb. The first story I would give two stars, it was generic and predictable. In this collection of novellas, Winslow showcases a range of topics within the crime genre: thieves, cops, bounty hunters, border patrol, and drug dealers. I won this book for an honest review. The stories and the characters are clever and compelling, by turns violent, witty, funny, an. The stories and the characters are clever and compelling, by turns violent, witty, funny, and ultimately heart-breaking. Six novellas, related in some ways by the appearance of characters from a former short story, a veritable cornucopia of writing styles, plots and emotional energy. –Booklist [starred review], “A great collection of short crime fiction.” Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Broken is an outstanding collection of novellas – it’s as simple as that. This is definitely an exception. Yes, there’s fear, heartbreak, anger and disgust. I normally don't enjoy a book comprised of individual stories. The books are also a literary tour of the United States that takes in New Orleans, San Diego, Hawaii and borderland Texas. But I have a soft spot for short story compilations. In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt and redemption, Broken is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heart-stopping, heartbreaking best. My copy of this arrived yesterday! When McNabb decides to send a message to a new cartel man operating in New Orleans, it leads to the murder of his younger brother, Danny. The Valhalla Murders: New Icelandic crime show comes to BBC Four, On the Radar: When the prey becomes the predator, Ngaio Marsh Awards 2020 reward debutante New Zealand crime authors, On the Radar: The Lincoln Lawyer finds something in the trunk…, On the Radar: Five new crime novels – discover your next read. This is the first of anything I’ve read by Don Winslow, and I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? Broken is the title of the book, the title of the first story and a theme that winds and weaves its way through most of the content. April 7th 2020 The lockdown for coronavirus won’t last forever, but if it means you’re taking a break from a busy lifestyle it’s the perfect time to dive into some of Don Winslow’s epic crime novels such as The Power of the Dog, The Cartel and The Border. How incredibly cool is it for Don Winslow to revive those unforgettable characters from past books like Bobby Z, Ben, Chon, O and Boone Daniels and the Dawn Patrol. In this collection of novellas, Winslow showcases a range of topics within the crime genre: thieves, cops, bounty hunters, border patrol, and drug dealers. Start by marking “Broken” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Required fields are marked *, A new COVID lockdown has begun in the UK, but to keep …, Britain has the Daggers, Canada the Arthur Ellis Awards, Australia the Ned …, Now we’re hitting November and the publishers are getting serious. This one isn't is 6 short stories packed into this book. An outstanding collection of novella-length fiction by one of the best writers in the business. This unusual combo of a humanitarian, ex-Special Forces guy and their female confidante aren’t really wanted on Hawaii even if their plans have a local sponsor, and business eventually turns into a minor war against Hawaiian organised crime, with plenty of surfing thrown in as Winslow gradually twists the action dial.