Freaky Deaky Hardcover – 1 May 1988
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An explosive thriller from the 'greatest living writer of crime fiction' [NEW YORK TIMES]. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I'm a huge fan of Elmore Leonard and have been since I read "Maximum Bob", many moons ago now. "Freaky Deaky" is another "Detroit tale" of word-weary police officers and colourful low-lifes. But that hardly begins to do it justice. The storytelling is so crisp and descriptions are so stripped back, yet you find yourself hooked, filling in the details for yourself in your imagination. Totally immersive.
From his first case, the move proves disastrous and the book recounts his attempts to simultaneously salvage his career whilst catching the baddies. The 'Freaky Deaky' is a wild dance but also relates to the 'freaks' a USA slang term for eccentrics or oddballs often politically motivated.
Another reviewer recommended I give Mr Leonard another try and I'm glad I did. This was a short easy read that sped by. Plenty of humour and often adult content. The plot has a couple of aspects that grate; for example, the minder Donnell missed his vocation as a sniffer dog! But in the end this added to a slightly tongue-in-cheek style. Liked this and I can now see why Mr Leonard has so many fans.
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