Elmore Leonard, anyone?
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.
dance your cares away,
worries for another day,
let the music play,
down at fraggle rock