RARA-AVIS: Re: Elmore Leonard

Kevin Smith (kvnsmith@colba.net)
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 07:44:44 -0500 Leonard also recalls places and events from earlier books. I think in one
book a pivotal scene takes place in a Detroit bar called Sportstrees (or
something like that). A few books later, when a character is going through
some Detroiter's pockets, a matchbook from Sportstree's shows up. Not
earth-shattering, but I love stuff like this, and author's who take the
time to do it, suggesting that Leonard's novels are all really part of one
big interconnected story.

Carl Hiassen and Stephen King also do it, and didn't Faulkner do it as
well? And there must be other crime writers who do it, although I can't
think of any right now.

Kevin Smith
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