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Thread: Elmore Leonard...we hardly knew ye.

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    I read some of his stuff, it is terrific. And "Get Shorty" is one of my favorite movies. I heard today that his first novel was rejected 84 times before it was published. That's perseverance.
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    ARGH.

    That is NOT the kind of news I wanted to start my day with. ****.

    RIP to a fantastic writer.
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    On one hand, you're never happy to see a person pass away, especially someone so talented who created so many interesting books/characters. On the other hand, he lived a long life and will certainly be remembered for all his contributions to crime and noir fiction. RIP
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/bo...pagewanted=all

    “To his admiring peers, Mr. Leonard did not merely validate the popular crime thriller; he stripped the form of its worn-out affectations, reinventing it for a new generation and elevating it to a higher literary shelf.”
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    Elmore Leonard was probably my second favorite living writer, behind only James Ellroy. His gift for dialogue was unparalleled and the only real criticism I can mount is that sometimes his books could get too breezy. It is great that the writers of Justified have captured his style so well so he can, to a degree, live on.
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