Top positive review
A good, short thriller full of amusing characters and incisive dialogue
on 14 March 2016
As many reviewers have already stated, this is the novel upon which the film 'Jackie Brown' is based, and the reader can immediately see similarities to Tarantino films in the dialogue. The plot is deceptively simple, although complicated by the machinations of the characters as they try to deceive and out manoeuvre each other. Elmore Leonard sketches an amusing series of characters who spring to life off the page with vivid and incisive dialogue. The author is very effective at changing perspective and producing convincing internal voices for the assortment of characters, but the reader has to pay attention to follow the action and the dialogue. The book has a very American feel to it, which might be way Leonard hasn't received as much popularity and attention in the UK that he deserves. I am definitely tempted to reach for further thrillers by Elmore Leonard.