Tenderness Into Savageness In Hamlet

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Tenderness into savageness

“Chon has always known that there are two worlds: The savage. The less savage. (…) And Chon knows – They’re the same world” (131). That sentence gives the tone of Savages, a book written by Don Winslow. This book is a surprising mix between violence and tenderness. The mood from a chapter to another changes totally. It can be either funny, sad, violent, cynical or tender. This story is a dream turned into a nightmare, and a peaceful love story turned into a war.

Savages is a gangster story in the California way.
At the beginning, everything is going really well in Laguna for Ben, Chon and O, her real name is Ophelia, don’t call her O, she does not want to be called as the "Hamlet's bipolar little squeeze with
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It was really hard for me to read it because of the brief chapters which did not let me some rest. Indeed, Don Winslow can change the subject from one chapter to an other. He introduces new characters with no introduction like if they were falling form the sky. For instance when he introduces Lado, Elena’s henchman in the chapter 12. No reference to him are made in the first eleven chapter and suddenly he introduces him and his…show more content…
The vocabulary used by Don Winslow also helped to be into this world. Indeed, he did not write this book with complex vocabulary. So I could relate easily to the character and feel closer to them. This wild atmosphere into the book make it not always easy to read. This is due to the really violent passages. Sex passages make it also uncomfortable to read. But what happen here seems to traduce the reality in cartels. It is what, for me, make the strength of the novel. The fact that this story can ben related in the real world, even if it is not mine. It is why I believed in this “love story”. This makes the characters more real and why I could have sympathy for them. And when I believed in the story and trust the characters, I necessarily like the
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