RARA-AVIS: Re: Donald Hamilton and Elmore Leonard

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Aug 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Dick Lochte" <dlochte@...> wrote:
    > Hamilton's more-than-justified reputation should be given some added
    > longevity if, as I seem to recall, Steven Spielberg is involved in producing
    > Helm movies that are closer to the novels than the Dean Martin epics.
    > Since Leonard's Road Dogs was mentioned today (along with his qualifications
    > for a Nobel????), I'm wondering if there has been a discussion of the book.
    > My feeling is that he's drifted into the Robert Parker
    > fun-to-read-but-basically-empty spot on the bestseller list. Thinking back,
    > I have a hard time remembering any of the books since Out of Sight, other
    > than that they were all entertaining.

    I think Cuba Libre is a wonderful book, certainly memorable to me. Others have been weak, like Mr Paradise, the worst Leonard I have ever read. That one did not even entertain me that much. I've kept it because I like to have Leonard's books, but I doubt I'll ever reread it.


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