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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 15 October 2016
Well, here's another book that it's taken me so long to getting around to reviewing that they've changed the cover art since I bought it!
I'm a big fan of Elmore Leonard and must have well over thirty of his books on the shelf, plus a few in e-book form.
"Swag" was first published in 1976 and tells the tale of two armed robbers, used car salesman Frank Ryan and car thief Ernest Stickley, Jnr., who go on a very successful spree........until they get greedy.....
Great, tight story telling and low-life characters seemingly effortlessly brought to life by Leonard's fantastic dialogue.
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on 2 January 2017
A great example of Elmore Leonard's writing; great characters, great dialogue, very easy to read
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on 12 August 2016
Thrilling read
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on 12 July 2012
For me, the characters and events are totally convincing, like they could have actually been out there doing that stuff, back then, and the dialogue rattles along, pitch perfect. I can't ask for any more than that. It's the one and only Elmore Leonard.
PS: Swag is a word that has become way overused among today's youth but is totally applicable to Elmore Leonard - the dude has swag.
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on 6 September 2013
One of the obits recommended 'Swag' as a good introduction, so on to the Kindle it went. An excellent and easy read - nice plot twists, and a prose style reminiscent of Hemingway. Certainly inspired me to download some more!
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on 6 May 2016
On time. As described. Great book.
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on 4 February 2016
Very happy!!
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on 15 February 2013
Elmore Leonard never disappoints, a mad but plausible plot and dialogue that only he can deliver. How does he create such characters, where does he get them from? Only he can do it. A great read.
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on 26 May 2014
If you ever wanted encouraging to write, then this is a place to start, fun, not very inventive or descriptive, but harmless.
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on 25 March 2015
Good narrative pace but little depth of character. Some of the plot points also seem to be predictable. Disappointing given the hype about Leonard.
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