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Maximum Bob [Paperback]

Elmore Leonard
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Book Description

3 Oct 2007

When someone delivers an alligator to Judge Bob Gibbs' porch, there's no shortage of suspects - hard-sentencing, womanising redneck 'Maximum Bob' is pretty much the most unpopular man in Florida.

Throw into the mix the Crowe clan - about as primitive and aggressive as any alligator - a doped-up doctor on early release with a tag, quick-witted probation officer Kathy Baker, a mermaid and a long-dead slave girl called Wanda, and things get a tad complicated. And inevitably, they don't work out the way you might expect¿


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; New Ed edition (3 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753822393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753822395
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,700 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.
www.elmoreleonard.com

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The New York Times bestselling author of Be Cool and Get Shorty

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
3.0 out of 5 stars Medium Bob 9 Sep 2010
By Noel TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Judge Bob Gibbs gives out the maximum penalty in all of his cases earning him the nickname "Maximum Bob". Unfortunately, his zeal for hard time in all instances earns him a number of enemies. When a plan to rid his wife by having a trapper plant an alligator in his backyard goes wrong, Bob finds there's an ex-con out to shoot him, a drugged out former doctor now under house arrest putting out contracts on him, and the alligator trapper is blackmailing him. And all he wanted was a date with the Corrections Officer Kathy Baker.

The plot of the book starts off well before becoming very slow moving throughout. Despite putting the book away for a week, I found myself coming back to it as Leonard's characters are fleshed out so memorably with superb dialogue. It's the characters that keep you reading even when they're not doing much more than driving around talking about drinks.

This novel isn't representative of Elmore Leonard's talents and I'd suggest readers go for the much faster paced books "Swag", "Tishomingo Blues" and "Mr Paradise". "Maximum Bob" is ok but doesn't have enough going on in it to make me think of it as a classic Leonard novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maximum Bob 14 Feb 2014
By PJB
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Well up to Elmore Leonard's high standard, a crime thriller full of twists , surprises and memorable characters not least the eponymous hero ( anti-hero?).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bob's your uncle 6 July 2012
Format:Paperback
Good story well told in the usual Elmore Leaonard style.
It's gritty, real and sometimes a little sinister. He has the
knack of not describing characters in detail but you get
to know them through there actions, dialogues and
thoughts. It's the second I've read and I look forward
to reading more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner 25 July 2011
Format:Paperback
You only want to know if its as good as all his others. It is. Leonard is not just the greatest crime writer ever he's arguably the best writer around. Every word pushes the story forward and tells you more about the characters. There is no-one like Leonard and if you haven't read any yet, what the heck have you been doing with your time?
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