Re: RARA-AVIS: JohnD's old stuff

From: Patrick King (
Date: 24 Jan 2008

> Another one I found in the box and reread quickly
> was Elmore Leonard's
> _Bandits_, a relatively lightweight divertimento. I
> confirm that he
> has trouble depicting women effectively.

Come on! How about diabolical Jean Shaw in La Brava? Both Jackie Burke and Sheronda in Rum Punch? The indomitable Karen Sisco in Out of Sight. And my personal favorite, Amelia of Cuba Libre. I could go on. Earl Stanley Gardner had trouble depicting women effectively or realistically. Leonard's women are fabulous and memorable.

Patrick King

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