R.I.P. Elmore Leonard.

August 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm (By Amba)

I can’t express my loving tribute to him better than in this 1996 review, even though it is critical of an instance in which he fell short of his best. He set such a high mark. How sad to lose him.

Elmore                                      The old hipster, playing keyboard


  1. amba12 said,

    The editors made two mistakes in typesetting this review. They substituted “Basic” for “Basie” (the Count), and they substituted Treasure of the Sierra Madre for High Sierra.

  2. Mary McPhee said,

    I never read him and I’m going to start. Do you mind, Amba, if I leave a small message? Here ’tis: Do you remember an elderblog of a few years past, Code Name Nora? Nora wrote about life in her retirement community she called the Twilight Zone, “a hazy, purplish place between bright, vivid life and the utter darkness of oblivion.” (But not to be morbid.) I just wanted to tell you that the old girl is still alive, still writing, in fact blogging again, and she would love to have you visit. She’s concentrating now on books. She has eight on Amazon’s Kindle program—among which is Code Name Nora. Her blog tells more about them. Hope you will stop by.

  3. amba12 said,

    Thanks! That’s good news.

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