Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.
The style is a little weird and sometimes I was not too sure what some of the characters were up to. The pace is great and the lack of padding. I loved thatPublished 17 months ago by Prof Rod Griffiths
Different to rum punch and get shorty, pace and style seem slower
But engaging and strong story. Takes a little more to get going
Ordered what I thought was going to be a great holiday read, still waiting for it to arrive!! Not great service really. You can accept this as my unhappy face :(Published on 25 Aug. 2012 by Lorna