• Filename: savages.
  • ISBN: 9781451667158
  • Release Date: 2012-05-29
  • Number of pages: 302
  • Author: Don Winslow
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Running a lucrative marijuana operation in Laguna Beach, environmentalist Ben and mercenary Chon confront an adversary in the Mexican Baja cartel who kidnaps their playmate and confidante Ophelia, compelling the duo to plot negotiations.

The Savages

  • Filename: the-savages.
  • ISBN: 9781468309836
  • Release Date: 2014-03-06
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Matt Whyman
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press

The Savage family is close-knit, but everyone has something to hide—from father Titus’s shady business dealings, to mother Angelica’s dangerously compulsive shopping habits, to 12-year-old Ivan’s increasingly lethal pranks. But teenager Sasha’s secret trumps them all: she is dating a vegetarian. This trait will never fly with the rest of the Savages, who are…uniquely carnivorous. Problems start to pile up. Sasha’s boyfriend convinces her to try going vegetarian for a month, but then leaves her for a vegan vigilante. Angelica attempts to pay her mounting credit card bill by allowing commercials to film in the family home, until one of Ivan’s pranks leaves a model dead in their bathroom. A detective hired to investigate Titus’s predatory business affairs notices the model’s disappearance, and starts to think that there may be something more sinister to the perfect-seeming Savages. He’s right, of course—they’re cannibals.


  • Filename: savages.
  • ISBN: 9781451699173
  • Release Date: 2012-07-24
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Shirley Conran
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Five women must spend months alone together in a hostile jungle, threatened on land and in the water and—perhaps most dangerous of all—by their own exposed and violent passions, that turn them, into savages far worse than their hunters and enemies.

The Kings of Cool

  • Filename: the-kings-of-cool.
  • ISBN: 9781451665345
  • Release Date: 2012-06-19
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Don Winslow
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Among the most celebrated literary thrillers, Savages was a Top 10 Book of the Year selection by Janet Maslin in The New York Times and Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly. Now, in this high-octane prequel to Savages, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, The Kings of Cool is a breathtak­ingly original saga of family in all its forms—fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and lovers. As the trio at the center of the book does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents’ history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will force Ben, Chon, and O to choose between their real families and their loyalty to one another.

Masters and Savages

  • Filename: masters-and-savages.
  • ISBN: 0881461415
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: James M. Dawsey
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press

A saint who despises slavery yet traffics people. A Southern hero, but also a coward. A runaway aching for home. Civil War survivor Witfield Stone totters on the brink of insanity. Entrusted with transporting contract laborers from Africa to Brazil where his father and members of the Southern Land and Immigration Society plan to reconstruct their lost fortunes, Witfield takes special interest in the fate of eleven-year-old Fatima. On the eve of embarkation, disease breaks out, and there is pressure to sacrifice the child for the sake of the cargo. Witfield resists and even as the clipper ship sails and disease takes hold of all on board, Witfield protects her. But why does he stake the last vestiges of his crumbling humanity on saving this particular child among so many? What leads him to think she is the road to redemption? There is more to Witfield's past than first meets the eye. And there is more trouble ahead than he can imagine.

City of Savages

  • Filename: city-of-savages.
  • ISBN: 1481410318
  • Release Date: 2016-02-02
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Lee Kelly
  • Publisher: Saga Press

“Red Dawn meets Escape from New York and The Hunger Games” (Booklist) in an action-packed dystopian fantasy filled with “prose [that] is gorgeous and brilliant” and “tells a satisfyingly dark tale through alternating the two sisters’ points of view” (VOYA, starred review). It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the POW camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the war’s outbreak, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined. And after a group of strangers arrives at the annual POW census, the girls begin to uncover the island’s long-kept secrets. The strangers hail from England, a country supposedly destroyed by the Red Allies, and Rolladin’s lies about Manhattan’s captivity begin to unravel. Hungry for the truth, the sisters set a series of events in motion that end in the death of one of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, forced to join the strange Englishmen on an escape mission through Manhattan. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by cannibals, into the arms of a sadistic cult in the city’s Meatpacking District and, through the pages of their mom’s old journal, into the island’s dark and shocking past.

The Last of the Savages

  • Filename: the-last-of-the-savages.
  • ISBN: 9780307763235
  • Release Date: 2011-08-10
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jay McInerney
  • Publisher: Vintage

From the bestselling author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls comes a chronicle of a generation, as enacted by two men who represent all the passions and extremes of the class of 1969. Patrick Keane and Will Savage meet at prep school at the beginning of the explosive '60s. Over the next 30 years, they remain friends even as they pursue radically divergent destinies--and harbor secrets that defy rebellion and conformity. From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Filename: savages.
  • ISBN: 9780307809919
  • Release Date: 2012-01-04
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Joe Kane
  • Publisher: Vintage

Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lord of the Flies

  • Filename: lord-of-the-flies.
  • ISBN: 9780571290581
  • Release Date: 2012-09-20
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: William Golding
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Getting Stoned with Savages

  • Filename: getting-stoned-with-savages.
  • ISBN: 9780767924931
  • Release Date: 2006-06-13
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: J. Maarten Troost
  • Publisher: Broadway Books

From the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the laugh-out-loud true story of his years on the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, among cannibals, volcanoes . . . and the world’s best narcotics. With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job—one that might possibly lead to a career—he knew it was time for he and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown. Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost’s time on Vanuatu—a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to “eat the man.” Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living—in complete contrast to his dad.


  • Filename: savages.
  • ISBN: 0765349272
  • Release Date: 2010-11-02
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Bill Pronzini
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Investigating the death of a woman that has been ruled accidental by the police but that her sister insists had been a murder by a known perpetrator, a reluctant Nameless begins to suspect that the victim's sister is telling the truth when he learns unsettling facts about her life. Reprint.

American Savages

  • Filename: american-savages.
  • ISBN: 9781625178190
  • Release Date: 2015-05-15
  • Number of pages: 439
  • Author: J.J. McAvoy
  • Publisher: NYLA

(Ruthless People #3) “Villains by Choice." Betrayed. Melody is nowhere to be found, Liam is in jail, and the Callahan family is cracking, just as Avian Doers, the FBI Director and puppet master behind their downfall, planned. But just because they’re down doesn't mean they’re out. To fight back, Liam and Melody will have to put everything on the line. The kid gloves are coming off, and no one is getting out alive. Nothing will compare to the reign of terror that is about to envelope the entire country. First they were Ruthless, now they are pure Savages. The end is here, and no one is safe... Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series: RUTHLESS PEOPLE (#1) "Rivals by blood, leaders through fear." THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2) "One Secret, Multiple Casualties." AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3) "Villains by Choice." A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4) "Is it possible to have too much power?" CORALINE + DECLAN (prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People) "You don't find love; it finds you."

Heart of Darkness

  • Filename: heart-of-darkness.
  • ISBN: 0486264645
  • Release Date: 1902
  • Number of pages: 72
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

The Cartel

  • Filename: the-cartel.
  • ISBN: 9781101873748
  • Release Date: 2016-05-31
  • Number of pages: 615
  • Author: Don Winslow
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

The Savage Detectives

  • Filename: the-savage-detectives.
  • ISBN: 9780330525800
  • Release Date: 2015-07-16
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Roberto Bolaño
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

With a new afterword by Natasha Wimmer ‘Savagely comic yet equally tender . . . This novel is an elegy for a generation’ Independent New Year’s Eve 1975, Mexico City. Two hunted men leave town in a hurry, on the desert-bound trail of a vanished poet. Spanning two decades and crossing continents, theirs is a remarkable quest through a darkening universe – our own. It is a journey told and shared by a generation of lovers, rebels and readers, whose testimonies are woven together into one of the most dazzling Latin American novels of the twentieth century. ‘The comic frenzy, the inventiveness of character and situation, and the mood-soaked depiction of 1970s Mexico is delightful’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A portrait of people for whom literature is bread and water, sex and death. The abiding message to be taken from Bolaño’s novel, and maybe from his fraught life, too: books matter’ GQ ‘It’s no exaggeration to call Bolaño a genius. The Savage Detectives alone should grant him immortality’ Washington Post ‘Bolaño makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world’ Guardian

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