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Tishomingo Blues
Tishomingo Blues
Author: Elmore Leonard
Daredevil Dennis Lenahan has brought his act to the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi -- diving off an eighty-foot ladder into nine feet of water for the amusement of gamblers, gangsters, and luscious belles. His riskiest feat, however, was witnessing a Dixie-style mob execution while atop his diving platform. Robert Taylor saw th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060083946
ISBN-10: 0060083948
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 400
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3.6 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Elmore Leonard doesn't disappoint. While having the same basic story structure as most of his others, Leonard still creates an interesting, compelling, and very, very funny story.
Read it several times.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good vacation book!
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It's been a while since I read an Elmore Leonard novel - not sure why because I always enjoy him. Leonard is one of the greats as far as weird storylines and characters - right up there with one of my other favorites - Carl Hiaasen. The plot line for "Tishomingo Blues" includes a high diver, Civil War reenactors, an Indian ex-baseball player, members of the "Dixie Mafia", and an African-American gangster fond of the blues. Leonard pulls this all together into a plot that would be very difficult to describe. However, it works! Some of this was quite hilarious and outrageous. I enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend this one!
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Almost incredibly dull, but I could not in good conscience use that strong an adverb to describe something so senseless. Plastic characters, and too many of them; unlikely plot, and wandering at that; hackneyed atmosphere, and worst of all, every southern stereotype. What a waste of paper.
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Excellent Elmore Leonard. Especially interesting if you like high divers or Civil War reenactments, or if you would just like to learn about both. Extremely well written characters.
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I had a lot of fun with this one. Leonard brings us the usual cast of motley rejects and works a nice story around them. Good crime fiction touched by Leonard's fine understanding of human behavior.


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