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Road dogs

by Elmore Leonard

  Print book : Fiction  |  First edition

Not too bad   (2009-06-25)


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by sjacobin

Not being that much of an Elmore Leonard fan, I thought this book was okay. I had attempted to read Glitz a few years ago and couldn't get interested enough to finish it. This book is better at keeping your attention even if you're not already familiar with the characters. The story's main characters include a "nice" bank robber, a cuban con man and his psychic wife. The story starts out a little dry with the bank robber and cuban buddying up in jail, but the plot livens when the men get back into the "real world". My main pet peeve with this title was the author's too deliberate attempt to make the dialogue true to the characters. There were many spots that the speech was more awkward than realistic. Perhaps if Leonard had chanelled some of Flannery O'connor's dialogue artistry this book would have been great.

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