Bummer! Elmore Leonard died.

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    Bummer! Elmore Leonard died.

    To keep it gun related, he wrote some great "crime fiction."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/bo...anted=all&_r=0
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    I liked a bunch of his books (and hated a couple).

    Godspeed, Elmore.
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    Yep. Hard to have a good crime fiction without a gun involved. The "White-Collar" stuff is boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Yep. Hard to have a good crime fiction without a gun involved. The "White-Collar" stuff is boring.
    Yep.

    He also wrote some great westerns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    I liked a bunch of his books (and hated a couple).

    Godspeed, Elmore.
    His were some of the more realistic novels.
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    Although an early work, and not in the genre for which he became known, I always liked Hombre as his best work. The Paul Newman film that came later was also enjoyable.
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    My favorite story of his is "Valdez is Coming"
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    RIP Elmore. (I have to wonder how the Times knew he was going to die tomorrow, though? (look at the URL)
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    I've seen some of the movies now I have to read the books.

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    Good writers are hard to come by. We just lost one of the better ones.

    Elmore Leonard, RIP.
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    Maximum Bob, one of the few books I've ever picked up and read cover to cover without putting it down.

    RIP Elmore.
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    Read a few of his westerns, he was an entertaining writer.

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