Road Dogs

Road Dogs

by Elmore Leonard
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Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard

Road Dogs is terrific, and Elmore Leonard is in a class of one.”
—Dennis Lehane, author of Shutter Island and Mystic River

 

“You know from the first sentence that you’re in the hands of the original Daddy Cool....This one’ll kill you.”
—Stephen King

 

Elmore Leonard is eternal. In Road Dogs, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and “America’s greatest crime master” (Newsweek) brings back three of his favorite characters—Jack Foley from Out of Sight, Cundo Rey from La Brava, and Dawn Navarro from Riding the Rap—for a twisting, explosive, always surprising masterwork of crime fiction theSan Francisco Chronicle calls, “a sly, violent, funny and superbly written story of friendship, greed, and betrayal.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061985706
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 469,237
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.

Hometown:

Bloomfield Village, Michigan

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1925

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Education:

B.Ph., University of Detroit, 1950

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Road Dogs 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
slatsdawson More than 1 year ago
The book was better than great which one would expect from E.L. The good guys aren't really good, the bad guys are so bad, the girls are so sexy and treacherous. You are in it, the reality of the convict world grabs you by the throat.
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bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
CD/unabridged: This novel is a sequel of three other characters in two other Leonard books. This is my first Elmore Leonard book and I found it very entertaining. However, there wasn't really a plot. Jack Foley, the charming bank robber, meets Cundo Rey in prison. During the course of the story, they are both released and into the clutches of Dawn. I was always waiting for something to happen. Frances James does a narrative of the story. Jack Foley is smooth and reminds me of Micheal on Burn Notice. Cundo is on the lower ranks of humanity and Dawn is out for herself. I don't know if I would have been happy reading this, but it was a entertaining audio.
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I am am Elmore Leonard fan; so, when I see one of his books, I will get one. I especially like When the Women Come Out To Dance, Get Shorty and Be Cool (to name only a few). What I love is his use of language. He is a master at capturing the spirit of a culture and, his characters pop off the page. On top of that, many of plots are clever and have so many twists and turns that Lombard Street (in San Francisco) would be impressed. However, one cannot always be on (Terry Pratchett an exception). Road Dogs is entertaining, but not deep. It won't rate with Hammett, but is in line with another fave of mine, Robert B Parker. The writing is always top-notch, the characters are interesting, and the story moves along nicely. It just won't blow your socks off. I was not compelled to read it in the way I was with other works where I couldn't put it down. Regardless, I couldn't help but pick it up and smile. So, I did enjoy myself, and any fan of Leonard's will. If this is your first time reading his stuff, though, try Maximum Bob, Get Shorty or one of his westerns.
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grumpydan More than 1 year ago
Two guys meet in prison, form a friendship and one (Cundo) helps the other (Jack) get his sentence reduced. Now Jack owes Cundo, or does he? Outside, Jack stays at Cundo's house, meets Cundo's woman and waits for Cundo to get released. Oh, did I mention that Jack has an FBI agent hounding him, waiting for him to rob another bank? What we have here is a peculiar group of characters who definitely are not being honest with each other. "Road Dogs" is filled with witty dialogue, but with a plot that doesn't hold for the full length of the novel. It was enjoyable but there has been better from Elmore Leonard.
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eric11 More than 1 year ago
i found this book enjoyable. it has the same "old guy just telling you a story" feel to it. it's got that element of ridiculous that makes things so real because they sound like such bull at times. there is some repetition here - and i suppose this could rub you wrong or right, depending on your taste. i found the surfacing of some familiar names and faces, and they were surfacing in new times and set ups. it took me forward and brought me back. the book reads fast. if you don't end up loving it, you're only out a couple of sittings.
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