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  •  just looked him up on (2+ / 0-)
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    Susan from 29, Louisiana 1976

    imdb and found his awesome quote:  "i try to leave out the part the readers skip!"

    now i need to read him, especially since he wrote "get shorty".


    here is an interesting set of comments about which to read first on amazon...

    my choice will be "a coyote's in the house" - my kind of fun!  i love to see a good tough writer do children's stories - carl hiaasen comes to mind as someone who can do adult and kids at the same time.  

    •  Oh, you are in for a treat (1+ / 0-)
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      Elmore Leonard is a terrific writer. An absolute master of dialogue, and prose so concise and precise, it's almost like reading haiku.

      "Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." - Oliver Hardy

      by native on Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 06:24:47 AM PDT

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    •  Never knew he did that... (0+ / 0-)

      he must never sleep at all. Actually, though, I think he hires people to do his research now.

      "...Can't do nothing, girl, without somebody bugging/ I used to think that it was me/ But then I learned it wasn't." --Salt NPepa None of Your Business

      by chicating on Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 10:20:06 AM PDT

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