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City of Dreams: Don Winslow

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The end of this, like the end of the last book, is like the finale of a good fireworks show, more and more and more until you think "okay already" and then just one more explosion that makes you realize you were wrong and you needed one more.

Thanks so much to Harper Colins Australia for sending me an advanced copy of this book to read and review. As the novel unfolds one gumba is screwing another’s wife, one of the gambas daughters commits suicide, and all are looking for the next drug deal that will set them up for life. It picked up right where City on Fire left off and I was pretty into it until the last section, where Don Winslow does his own version of the Island of the Lotus-Eaters (it wasn't my favorite part of The Iliad, either.City of Dreams can be read as a standalone--enough backstory is given to understand the situations the characters face--but I recommend reading City on Fire first, just because it's an excellent read. I., to the edge of the Pacific in a car packed with diapers, presumably both infant- and adult-size. As book two, City of Dreams opens, Danny Ryan, whose father once ran the Irish mob in Providence, has botched everything. For a time, I thought I was reading a merged script of The Godfather and The Departed (remember that scene where Leonardo DiCaprio gives a beatdown to 2 hoods from Providence, only minutes before Jack Nicholson murders them on a beach). Though he isn't present in every scene, he conveys each piece of the story leading up to the murder as if he were an omniscient narrator, capable of accessing every character's interior perspective.

Ryan and his crew spread out and work anonymous jobs, keeping their heads down until they hear that their nemesis, Moretti, has been killed. Antes de comentaros lo mucho que me ha gustado esta novela os quiero dar un consejo; leed antes 'Ciudad en llamas', la primera parte de esta historia. In 1988, Danny Ryan and the remnants of his crew head cross-country, having barely survived a bloody East Coast crime war.

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