4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A real "Pulp Fiction" thriller.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Split Images (Paperback)
Split Images is a great novel and one of the few Elmore Leonard books that you just know is sitting in some Hollywood producers desk marked "unfilmable". Bad guys get away with it and the good guys end up face down on the floor with neat little chalk outlines.
Set in the early eighties shortly after the Reagan assignation attempt a reclusive millionaire obsessed with sitting in his private office watching a video of it again and again, wants to find out what it's like to kill someone and hires an ex-cop kicked off the force for corruption to help him plan it and to get away with it.
Clever, ironic and in parts even tragic this is a fine novel written by one of the genre's greats. Perhaps a little slow at the beginning it gradually builds up pace but is nevertheless an entertaining read.
It's also very anti-violence pointing out that the gun used to shoot Reagan (at the time the world's most powerful man) was actually a hundred dollar "Saturday night special" favoured by muggers and gang members throughout the ghettos of the USA.