Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) was an American author and screenwriter of Westerns, thrillers, and crime novels. He began his careers in the 1950s writing pulp Westerns, but was not widely known until the publication of his 1985 book Glitz. Some of his best known books include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch. Many of his books and stories have been adapted for film and television. He has won a Gran Master Edgar Award, a National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution, and a Peabody for the show Justified.
Meet the Author
- Bloomfield Village, Michigan
- Date of Birth:
- October 11, 1925
- Place of Birth:
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- B.Ph., University of Detroit, 1950
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Raylan Signed Edition based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Resurrecting Raylan Givens, the U.S. Marshall from Kentucky given to wearing a Stetson cowboy hat and shooting instead of apprehending, Elmore Leonard once again uses his unusual talent for writing droll dialogue and creating amusing and unusual characters to entertain the reader. This time, he begins in Harlan County, where marijuana is king instead of coal (100 pounds of weed can fetch $300,000) which apparently doesn’t satisfy two nincompoop sons of the dope-grower who turn their attention to reaping and selling body parts. Then the author goes on to tell us about another cast of characters, with the slyness only he can muster. It’s a world only people created by Leonard inhabit, and they talk as only he can make them speak. Read it and laugh. Highly recommended.
If I did not watch the show Justified I probably would have liked the book. I just got confused with some of the characters in the tv series and the book.