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How Did You Discover Elmore Leonard?
Posted: 10 September 2009 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Robert B. Parker was my favorite writer at the time and I had read all his stuff and was looking for something similar. Stick caught my attention at a mall book store in Torrance, California, 1983, even though it was vastly different from Parker’s work. Glad Mr. L had a stable of books and stories and scripts that I searched for and devoured.

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Posted: 13 September 2009 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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JohnMcFetridge - 02 May 2009 02:44 PM

“Quentin Tarantino mentioned him.”

“Tarantino‚Äôs Jackie Brown.”

“Travolta on Johnny Carson promoting Get Shorty.”

“Out of Sight was my favorite movie as a teenager.”

This is very depressing for a novelist to read wink

I don’t understand why it would be.

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Posted: 13 September 2009 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Elmore will take new fans however he can get them!

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Posted: 14 September 2009 06:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Oh, of course, every novelist will take any new readers they can get.

The little smiley/winkie thing at the end of my post was supposed to let you know it was (mostly) a joke.

But you know, it’s hard enough to get a book published, then hard enough to sell the movie rights (if they ever sell at all), then hard enough to actually get the movie made (never mind it being a good movie) to be thinking that’s the way to attract readers to the book.

But yeah, anything that attracts new readers is good.

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Posted: 15 September 2009 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I was in prison. in prison you would be suprised at the variety of books that are passed around. i was given “pagan babies”. This book was good enough to make me look into more EL books.

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Posted: 16 September 2009 05:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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It was in an AA meeting.

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A shiny brown lowrider dachshund named Swifty

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Posted: 05 November 2009 05:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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It must have been 83 or 84. I saw an article on him in either Esquire or Rolling Stone. I bought La Brava, then Swag, then then then then. Read close to everything he has written

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