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Glitz [Mass Market Paperback]

Elmore Leonard
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Oct 2002
Vincent Mora just can't win. He's been shot, his girlfriend is about to be tossed off a balcony, and there's a vengeful creep looking to even a twisted score. Set against the tacky glitter of Atlantic City's billion-dollar casinos, this novel has all the classic Leonard touches.
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTorch; Reprint edition (Oct 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060089539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060089535
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,451,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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'After finishing GLITZ I went out and bought everything by Elmore Leonard I could find' Stephen King --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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.

www.elmoreleonard.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome build-up to a final showdown 14 May 2010
Format:Paperback
Miami Beach police lieutenant Vincent Mora(VM), a widower aged 41, is suddenly challenged when loaded with groceries, a nervous junkie pulls a gun on him, wanting his wallet. He tries to stall and bluff his way out, but the junkie shoots him. Lying on the pavement, VM puts three bullets through the fleeing robber.
On his back waiting for the ambulance, in weeks in bed in hospital, and on the beach of Puerto Rico, where he recovers from his injury, VM replays the scene of the robbery again and again. And wonders, did I handle this OK, am I past it, shouldn't I retire on three-quarters of my salary, and relax here in PR and do something else?
VM might still be pondering the question today, regretting the departure of his young and beautiful, dumb and ambitious hooker girlfriend Iris Ruiz to Atlantic City, where she is promised a job as a hostess in a casino, if the past had not caught up with him in the form of Teddy...
Repeat offender Teddy Magyk (TM) has been released after serving seven out of a 10-20 years sentence for aggravated rape. VM was the police officer who collared him for his last offence and Teddy, in prison jargon a "snake", now methodically moves closer and closer to VM and Iris. He wants to get even and tempts VM to respond, hoping for a final confrontation. The still recovering VM is gradually being forced to adjust his priorities, esp. when Iris' career in Atlantic City turns out to be short-lived. Brutally so.
This is a vintage Elmore Leonard novel and Vincent and Teddy are vintage Leonard creations. His novels are series of dialogues shored up by perspectives on anything and everything from the protagonists' minds. No interference from the author at all, except for the plot sketching the road the characters follow towards the inevitable showdown.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Home From Home 21 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback
As with the great majority of Leonard's books, certain qualities can be taken as a given. The dialogue is vibrant and snappy, and the characters and plotline feed off each other - as is true with all great thriller writers - proving that the only things needed to power a story are the failings, weaknesses, vanities, and reluctant ethics of the characters themselves.
The central issue here is the dance between Vincent Mora (a Miami based police officer, convalescing after being shot on duty) and Teddy Magyk (a devious degenerate who Mora helped put away). With Puerto Rico as the expertly sketched backdrop, and all the secondary characters drawn with economic verve, if this novel falls just shy of the writer's best work it's because of those standards he's set for himself, and shouldn't be any barrier to enjoying this vivid work.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Started an Addiction 5 Feb 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was the first Elmore Leonard novel I read, several years ago, and it persuaded me to go out and buy every EL novel I could find. I have fifteen or twenty of them now. He writes crime novels with a deftness of technique which lifts him above comparisons with most 'popular' authors. He is the most readable, most literary, most addictive crime writer I've come across.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great writing shame about the technology 7 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm really enjoying the story - my first Elmore Leonard. However I've got just about half way through and the story has jumped and it feels like a page or two is missing. This is also my first ebook, so this is a bit disappointing. I don't want to go on because I know I'm losing part of the story, but i want to finish the book because his writing is amazing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars mr leonard... 27 Sep 2009
By MJ
Format:Paperback
...on form, as usual, though 'glitz' is a wee bit longer than most of his books and i thought the story suffered slightly because of it - perhaps not quite as tight as usual. atlantic city and the casino business brought to life beautifully.
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