Don Winslow’s Favorite Books


Don Winslow is an author and screenwriter best known for his novels The Power of the Dog and the sequel thereto, The Cartel (Vintage Crime: Black Lizard), which examine the DEA’s war on drugs in Mexico and the brutal techniques utilized by drug cartels to instill fear and control over the Mexican people.  Below is a selection of Winslow’s favorite books (courtesy of GQ and Publishers Weekly).  Click on the images for more information.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Novel

The Long Goodbye

The Guards: A Novel (Jack Taylor Series)

L.A. Confidential

By T. Jefferson Parker Laguna Heat (Reissue) [Mass Market Paperback]

World Gone By: A Novel

We examined the favorite books of Dennis Lehane in a prior post: Dennis Lehane’s Favorite Books

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life


Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book

The Second Life of Nick Mason (A Nick Mason Novel)

If you are unfamiliar with Winslow’s works, check out the following:

The Power of the Dog

The Cartel (Vintage Crime: Black Lizard)


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