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

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 20 Jul 2008

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    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 <> 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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