Re: RARA-AVIS: Theme of the Month: Work

From: Schooley (
Date: 19 Apr 2001

John Williams wrote:

> Another writer who shouldn't be forgotten in this context is Higgins' great
> disciple Elmore Leonard. Is there a better description of two guys just
> doing their job than the bomb disposal fellers ingoring the gangster sat on
> the booby trapped toilet at the beginning of Freaky Deaky (the last great
> Leonard IMHO)?

I was thinking Leonard too. Many of his characters take a workmanlike approach to crime. And its the deception in the implied working agreement between the thief and corporate big-wig that motivates the heist in Out of Sight. At least in the movie. Same in the book?



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