Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Elmore Leonard Dies at 87

In my opinion, the best writer of all time. I know that sounds crazy about a guy that wrote crime novels and westerns, but it's true. Leonard's writing is the most effortless prose I've ever read. It just flows. It's fantastic to read.

Here is a story from the New York Times.

And a story from his hometown newspaper, the Detroit News.

And here's a bit from Wikipedia.

And Elmore's website.

If you're not familiar with Leonard, pick up these four books at your first opportunity:

-Out of Sight

-Forty Lashes Less One


-Tishomingo Blues

Trust me, you read those four and you'll end up reading them all. And it will be time well spent.

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