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Author Topic: Elmore Leonard has passed away  (Read 313 times)
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« on: August 20, 2013, 10:33:53 PM »


I've never actually read any of his books (which I need to rectify) but I've enjoyed the hell out of many of the movies based on them, plus I love Justified.

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 01:01:27 PM »

He was the king of quirky characters as the centerpeice of his crime novels.  Very entertaining writer.  He will be missed. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 04:47:10 PM »

Have they signed up his ghost writer yet? I expect 20 more posthumous books by him. Tom Clancy was smart enough to start that before he actually dies.

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 04:58:49 PM »

I've read maybe a dozen of his novels over the years; I liked his ability to capture dialogue and make improbable plots seem plausible.

I remember, a few years back, talking to my never-do-well cousin newly released on parole and he referred to a equally shady friend of his as his "road dog". I'd never heard the term before, didn't know how long it had been around, but I did think Hmm, that'd be a good title for a crime novel.

Two months later, Elmore Leonard's Road Dogs appeared. Now, someone's going to say the term has been around since the '20s but I'd like to think Leonard was still out there researching ...

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