Friday, February 10, 2012
Elmore Leonard (still) rules
The Globe and Mail
REVIEWED BY LARRY ORENSTEIN
The Wall Street Journal reporter took her time before she dropped the obvious question on Elmore Leonard: You’re 86 and still writing every day. Why?
“I might as well do it. I can’t just sit here and look out the window.”
Ah yes, welcome to the sound and rhythm of the Leonard narrative, not to mention his latest novel, Raylan. (We just violated Leonard’s second rule of writing, by the way: Avoid prologues. So let’s get to it.)