"But Ben was a SoCal, not a NoCal (and these are not only different states of mind, they are different countries)--he's sun, not fog, light, not heavy--so he came home to Laguna."
--Don Winslow, Savages
The rhythmic quality of this sentence alone is what I love most about Winslow's writing and there are gems like this all over Savages. Of course, it doesn't hurt that I'm a NoCal girl living in a SoCal world and so I know that Winslow has nailed the sun/not fog, light/not heavy, different country vibe. I'm fog though so clearly I have some of my own NoCal/SoCal issues to address.