You're not the only one. I've tried to read four or five of Leonard's
books and never finished. The only one I remember finishing was Cuba
Libre. The last one I tried to read was Pagan Babies. I got about
three chapters in and returned it to the library. I just had no
interest in it. I haven't picked up anything since then. Curiously, I
have enjoyed the movies Jackie Brown and Out of Sight, though. Maybe
he's more of a script writer than a novelist.
On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Ron Clinton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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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