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The Hot Kid
The Hot Kid
Author: Elmore Leonard
Carlos Webster was fifteen in the fall of 1921 the first time he came face-to-face with a nationally known criminal. A few weeks later, he killed his first man-a cattle thief who was rustling his dad's stock. Now Carlos, called Carl, is the hot kid of the U.S. Marshals Service, one of the elite manhunters currently chasing the likes of Dillinger...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060724238
ISBN-10: 0060724234
Publication Date: 9/1/2006
Pages: 400
Edition: Reprint
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3.4 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I give this book 3 stars and it is just a good, fast read.
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Typical Leonard but somehow better than ever.
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Western pulp at its finest. Great colorful writing, fun characters, nonstop action. Classic Elmore Leonard.
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Good story
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Quick read, lots of good characters. Another classic by the "Get Shorty" author.
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I chose this for this month's "Hot" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove. It didn't take long for me to realize that I'm definitely not the target audience for this book. I couldn't get into it. The writing style felt disjointed and awkward, so the characters and scenes never engaged me. I couldn't get beyond the first 50 pages. Yawn. It just wasn't my cuppa.
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I like Elmore Leonard and this was as good as he usually does. I would tell people to read it.
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I've read a great deal of Elmore Leonard over the years and I'm a fan of his writing. I enjoyed THE HOT KID as it is set during an era when characters like Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, et al dominated the headlines. Mr. Leonard weaves them and their times into this unique story about a surprisingly young US Marshall, Carl Webster, looking to make a name for himself by bringing the hooligans to justice. If you like your fiction laced with realism I think you will enjoy THE HOT KID very much.


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