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Subject: Anybody Like Elmore Leonard?
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 1:34 PM ET
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I think I've read everything he's written, and have enjoyed every one - including the westerns! In my opinion, Leonard is a master at dialogue and character develpoment. He writes in a spare style that makes the action move along quickly.

Anybody agree? Disagree?

(He's got to hold the record for Most Books That Have Become Movies)

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 3:39 PM ET
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I've only gotten his books on audio, and I really do love the dialog.  So far I've listened to "Up in Honey's Room" and "The Hot Kid."

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 11:00 PM ET
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yes, his stuff is good - i have not read everything as i just this past year read three of his....
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 11:08 PM ET
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I used to read him many years ago but haven't done so in probably, oh...10 years or so. Don't know why, really, I do remember liking his stuff. I guess it's just that I've discovered so many *other* great authors, the old standbys sometimes get pushed aside I guess.


Date Posted: 5/15/2009 8:17 AM ET
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I do. It's been a long time since I read him but I liked what I read years ago. 

Date Posted: 5/15/2009 11:18 AM ET
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I have read several of his books and have enjoyed every one of them.  When I see that a movie is based on one of his stories, I usually go see it. 

Subject: Leonard's Mr. Majestyk , Tin Roof Blowdown :byJames Lee Burke and other bo
Date Posted: 6/6/2009 1:46 AM ET
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Lie Down with Lions :: Ken Follett
ISBN-13: 9780451146427 - ISBN-10: 0451146425

Map of Bones :: James Rollins
ISBN-13: 9780060765248 - ISBN-10: 0060765240

Mr. Majestyk :: Elmore Leonard

ISBN-13: 9780445402287 - ISBN-10: 0445402288

Sole Survivor :: Dean Koontz

ISBN-13: 9780345384379 - ISBN-10: 0345384377

True Evil :: Greg Iles

ISBN-13: 9781416524533 - ISBN-10: 1416524533

Kiss Them Goodbye :: Stella Cameron
ISBN-13: 9780778320838 - ISBN-10: 0778320839

Birds of Prey (J. P. Beaumont, #15) :: J. A. Jance
ISBN-13: 9780380716548 - ISBN-10: 0380716542

The Closers (Harry Bosch Bk 11) :: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780446616447 - ISBN-10: 0446616443

The Tin Roof Blowdown :: James Lee Burke

ISBN-13: 9781416548508 - ISBN-10: 1416548505

For these and other action adventure books. See my bookshelf: aladdin.

PBS really hits the spot!

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