RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard (was: Re: LABRAVA)

From: Ron Clinton (clinton65@comcast.net)
Date: 20 Jul 2008

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    One of the puzzling shortfalls of my reading life: I've never gotten into Elmore Leonard. I've tried several, and typically set them aside unfinished; I've completed perhaps only a couple. I read and hear all about his unparalleled talent in dialogue (and nearly as much about his wildly inventive characters), and while I don't contest that acclaim, it's never been enough for me to pull me through one of his books and want more.

    I try again every few years, and it's probably getting that time again. Perhaps I'll try LaBrava (see below). I hope this time I see the light.

    Ron Clinton

    > > . I also am soon to be
    > > reading LaBrava, which was recommended by Entertainment
    > > Weekly as the #40th best novel of the last 25 years.
    > >
    > > Jordan

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