Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard and hardboiled comedy

From: knucklelullaby (
Date: 08 Mar 2005

You fotgot to mention two of my favorite writers. Norbert Davis and Robert Reeves. Great humorous and hardboiled. I personally like to call it "Screw-boiled".

- In, bruce@b... wrote:
> I have read Elmore Leonard's "Be Cool" and just saw the movie this
> afternoon. I find him very enjoyable, and technically excellent, but
> pretty lightweight. Has anyone coined the phrase "hardboiled
> which I think would apply to Leonard? Or perhaps "Be Cool" would be
> categorized as a "hardboiled caper." (Just a couple of random
> that seem on topic for this list.)
> Best,
> Bruce Makous
> Author, Riding the Brand

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