Glen Dub Rum punch!
May 18 at 12:25pm
Jon Howe Cuba libra
May 18 at 12:29pm
Sean Riley First Elmore Leonard was Maximum Bob. Then Get Shorty. However, my favorites have been The Hot Kid, Up In Honey’s Room, and his collection of early Western stories. Been reading him for only about 10 years, but a big, big fan.
May 18 at 12:33pm
Peter Swoboda I don’t remember which one was the first but, a friend turned me onto his works circa 1984.
May 18 at 12:34pm
Sean Riley I really love the ones set in Oklahoma because his research is so thorough. I was born in Okmulgee and grew up in Henryetta, and Elmore is so accurate…down to the geography and even restaurants that are no longer in existence.
May 18 at 12:35pm
Dustin Griffin Rum Punch. Discovered because of Jackie Brown. Been reading since ‘97. Best author ever.
May 18 at 12:44pm
Josh Thayer Mr. Paradise. I saw an interview with Quentin Tarantino in which he admitted to having stolen an Elmore Leonard novel from Walgreens as a child.
May 18 at 12:51pm
Michael Childs 52 pickup , be cool, and then on… Other then Elmore L. The best writer of our time.. G. McDonald mixed with Dashall Hamitt ...
May 18 at 12:55pm
Lucie Bouchard My first book was Fifty Two Pick-up, followed by Swag, followed by Unknown Man Number 89, then the Hunted, the Switch and so on. Read a bunch.
May 18 at 1:02pm
Peter Daniel Lago The Moonshine War. Oh, I’d love to see that turned into a gritty series!
May 18 at 1:02pm
Brian Smith Killshot. Discovered Elmore from Garth Ennis’ recommendations in the letters pages of the comic Preacher. Been reading since the mid nineties.
May 18 at 1:08pm
Drew Slager Rum Punch as a 12 year old. Fifteen years later I picked up Swag and have been reading the rest of his novels since.
May 18 at 1:16pm
Kevin Finnegan cant remember the first….may have been rum punch or maximum bob….about 15-20 years ago
May 18 at 1:17pm
Mark Elias Glitz, after I read the review in the NY Times. Around twenty more after that.
May 18 at 1:29pm
Todd Kincaid Pagan Babies is my favorite so far, but haven’t read a bad one yet.
May 18 at 1:33pm
Danny Petterson “The Hot Kid”
May 18 at 1:39pm
Marion Marking My first Elmore: Old but not-too-shabby copy of Bandits from a used-books store. To this day, my favorite embalming tool is the trocar. BOO!
May 18 at 1:40pm
Fred Crown Stick
May 18 at 1:51pm
Joel Lyczak The first book I read was SWAG and got hooked. I’ve re-read some of the novels, PAGAN BABIES, UNKNOWN MAN #89, and, at this posting, CAT CHASER. CAT CHASER should have been a great movie, but fate intervened; the movie company went through a bankruptcy and the movie was taken away from the director.
May 18 at 1:53pm
Mary Alice Gorman Mr magestyk and so on…....
May 18 at 1:58pm
James Phillips Swag hooked me too. Someone raved to me about his dialogue, so I grabbed swag, then read la brava, and then all the rest. This was 5 years ago, I think.
May 18 at 2:03pm
Constance Mettler We met him in Detroit before we read any of his books and hung out a bit. I have several autographed copies.
May 18 at 2:14pm
Aj Garcia Saw Get Shorty at the theater in town and decided to buy the book and couldn’t stop buying his stuff ever since.
May 18 at 2:20pm
Junior Chavez First novel by EL was killshot
May 18 at 2:35pm
Kenneth Knight Rum Punch after finding out Jackie Brown was done off it.
May 18 at 2:43pm
Jim Raleigh First (and still my favorite) was Swag. Picked it off a table at the Library in 1997. Since then I’ve read all but a few of the early Westerns.
May 18 at 2:57pm
Richard Brothers La Brava or the Gold Coast!!
May 18 at 3:03pm
Dawn Hirte Ramaley Tishomingo Blues. Stephen King referenced you in one of his books. I thought if he liked you I might like you too. He was right. Tishomingo Blues just happened to be on the book rack when I was looking.
May 18 at 3:10pm
Marilyn Hines I think it was “Get Shorty.” It was an audio book, working the night shift converting mail on the computer for the post office, 1997. Love Elmore Leonard! Wish I’d have found him a lot sooner!
May 18 at 3:11pm
Gar Anthony Haywood STICK. Holy crap, what a ride. Changed everything I thought I knew about crime writing.
May 18 at 3:12pm
Dale Winters It was probably “Stick”. Believe I’ve read everything for 30 years.
May 18 at 3:16pm
Sam Stacy The Hot Kid…....and I’ve read abt every thing written by him I could get my hands on…....my 2 favorites are Freaky Deaky and Glitz…......Road Dogs wasnt bad either….hell I like them all lol Elmore Leonards a beast of an author!
May 18 at 3:19pm
Chantelle Roberts Every Author Whom Writes Books I Have Discovered In A Charity Shop Or Second Hand Book Shop. My First Read Of Mr Leonards Was Freaky Deaky Which I Loved I Have Been A Fan Ever Since. Other Books I Have Read Are Swag, La Brava, Glitz, Rum Punch, Riding The Rap In Which The Series Justified Is Based Along With Pronto On. After All This Time It Is Nice To Read A Adaptation Of Freaky Deaky In The Works.
May 18 at 3:23pm
Bob McCaffrey Killshot and is still one of my favorites…there are so many good ones..
May 18 at 3:31pm
Angela Reese The first novel I ever read was Get Shorty; I picked it up browsing in a books store and the dialogue hooked me. I’ve read every books subsequent to that one as well as going back to earlier novels; though, admittedly, I’ve only read a couple of the westerns.
May 18 at 3:36pm
Michael Sewell First one was “The Big Bounce”, left behind by a former tenant in my college apartment in Kalamzoo, Michigan, in 1969.
May 18 at 3:58pm