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Pagan Babies
Pagan Babies
Author: Elmore Leonard
In Rwanda during the genocide, Hutu thugs storm into a church and kill everyone except Father Terry Dunn, on the alter saying his first mass. He's powerless to do anything about it--until one day he faces several of the killers and exacts a chilling penance.  But is Terry Dunn really a priest?   — He doesn't always appear to a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385333924
ISBN-10: 0385333927
Publication Date: 9/5/2000
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is Elmore Leonard, true to form; always an exciting read with lots of twists. It's hard to give even a snapshot of what it's about without giving away the twists - nothing is as it seems. I enjoyed it.
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This is the abridged version.
Good book, totally different then what I normally listen to. I got it for Steve Buschemi voice- he is great. Intresting story
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In 'Pagan Babies' Elmore Leonard takes the reader from post-genocide Rwanda to mobbed up Detroit and back again. Leonard's writing here meets or exceeds his usual high standards for gritty and sardonic wit and intricate plot and then there are the characters who people his plot. Almost without exception, every character in the book is playing an angle of one kind or another - if not several angles.

Rich characters - there's 'Father' Terry Dunn returned from Africa to 'raise money for orphans' (the pagan babies), and ex-con with a schtick and a scam named Debbie Dewey, plus several Detroit Italian mobsters, a Hoosier hick hitman, not to mention several very bad banana-beer swilling men in Rwanda and 47 unburied bodies in Father Terry's Rwaandan church.
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Good solid Elmore Leonard, though probably not among his best.
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Elmore Leonard at his best! This book comes complete with his surprising twists and turns. I liked the characters.
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Elmore Leonard rocks! This is no exception. Full of characters you care about, that make you laugh, that make you mad. All are real.