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Old 20-08-2013, 16:35   #1
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Elmore Leonard dies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23765850

Legend in my eyes. Loved his stuff since reading Get Shorty in my teens, which still has one of my favourite final lines of any book I've read.

"******' endings, man, they weren't as easy as they looked"


R.I.P. Mr Leonard.
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Re: Elmore Leonard dies

I was just mentioning to a colleague at work who's a big fan that Leonard was ill and when I looked online to see how he was, sadly he'd died just half an hour before.

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Elmore Leonard dies

I read The Switch, Rum Punch (Jackie Brown/Burke) and Get Shorty years ago. Enjoyed them immensely, but never got round to reading anything else. Might have to rectify that now...

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A truly great writer. RIP
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Always delivered a good read, great tone that I enjoyed in his writing. RIP.
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Elmore Leonard was also the best writer of westerns, to name a few (I've been reading them the last few weeks):

The Bounty Hunters

Escape From Five Shadows

Gunsights

Last Stand at Sabre River

The Law at Randado


He also wrote 3:10 to Yuma which has been given the Criterion Blu-Ray treatment recently.
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