Rum Punch Audio Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook
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"The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!"--The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From America's top writer of hardboiled crime, the novel that became Tarantino's hit film JACKIE BROWN. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The rest of the novel is about how the agents set about trapping Ordell and how Max and Jackie, who are attracted to each other, enact plans of their own. It is a clever plot with quite of lot of violence, particularly in the closing sections. At the end not everything is resolved. There remains an ambiguity about whether Max and Jackie really do have a future together, or whether they go their separate ways, with Max continuing as a bondsman.
Once again, Elmore Leonard has created an exciting, fast-moving story with several sub-plots and many interesting characters, most prepared to kill without too much thought. Even the `heroes' have ambiguous ethical behaviour. There are no unbelievable coincidences and the like, just a clear story line told in a straightforward style with excellent crisp dialogue. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read.
I think anyone interested in thrillers would enjoy it.
I gave it five stars because it has a great plot and atmosphere seemingly true to life and is very well written.
Max Cherry is a bail bondsman, he underwrites the bail money put up for any type of remanded individual, taking a slice off the top as his fee and the risk of said individual making a run for it as his loss. Max has been in this game for many years and is as cute a cookie as Ordell will ever be.
Their paths cross, with Jackie Burke as the common factor when she is hauled over by the cops for ferrying money and drugs and Ordell wants her bailed. Throw in the police interest in sticking Ordell for gun running and wanting to get to him via Jackie, plus a smattering of fun, none-too-bright characters that Ordell uses for nefarious purposes, and we have the makings of a roller-coaster ride that Elmore Leonard exploits to the full.
Sharp, no-nonsense dialogue coupled with a tight story line and great characterisation produces a ripping yarn true to the genre. If you are stuck in an airport, riding a long train journey or just lounging in front of the fire, you will skip through this tale of bluff and double-cross in short order. EL at his best and for you to enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent. If you know for sure who's got the money all the way through you're either a genius or self-deluded.Published 8 months ago by Jerome
The book arrived in the condition stated. Thanks. I loved the film but have yet to read the book. Thanks.Published 13 months ago by Mrs S Morland
I've been intending to read some Elmore Leonard for some time and opted for Rum Punch as I liked Tarantino's film Jackie Brown. Very enjoyable and I look forward to reading more.Published 17 months ago by M.Hughes
Outstanding. No-one else could have written this book this way.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer