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Elmore Leonard, anyone?

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Anyone here like Elmore? The writer of the books upon which movies such as 'Get Shorty', 'Out of Sight' and 'Jackie Brown' were closely based. Big influence upon Quentin Tarantino.
I must've read twenty of his books. There isn't much depth to them, in that they aren't really 'about' anything more substantial than the typical crime movie plot, but I think they're beautifully written. Great dialogue... and funny.

For those of you who are into writing, check out 'Elmore's rules of writing' at [url]www.elmoreleonard.com[/url] - it's a one page document which I think sits well alongside the fuller advice Chuck offers through the Workshop.