Out of Sight (Unabridged)
Jack Foley was busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he ran head-on into Karen Sisco with a shotgun. Suddenly the world-class gentleman felon was sharing a cramped car trunk with a disarmed federal marshal -- whose Chanel suit cost more than the take from Foley's last bank job -- and the chemistry was working overtime. Here's a lady Jack could fall for in a big way,...more
Out of Sight is the story of Jack Foley, bank robber extraordinaire, and Karen Sisco, bad ass US Marshal bent on bringing him in after he escapes from a prison and the two of them get locked in the trunk of a car when she happens to be in the pr ...more
Answer: The original text is remarkably good! Leonard's dialogue just pops off the page. His prose has a briskness and a clarity that make the novel fly by.
The story is that Jack Foley is in prison for robbing banks, but he's planning an escape. His friend, Buddy, will be driving the ge ...more
Wait a moment: this is Elmore Leonard. It couldn't be love at first sight. Because they can't see each other, trapped inside the trunk of the getaway car. Plus, fate is against their romance right from the word GO, with Alex Foley a career bank robber who just escaped from prison and Karen Sisco a keen Texas Ranger waiting for a chance to shoot him with her service gun. I couldn't stop chuckling, following t ...more
A very well written book that does not fail to deliver. I admit having seen the movie quite a few times wi ...more
I would have rated this book higher if there had been some doubt as to the ending or there had been any other redeeming qualities othe ...more
Ending Words:"My little girl"her dad said,"The tough babe".
The first Elmore Leonard book I read was 'Riding the Rap',though it was interesting to an extent but a friend suggested I read 'Out of Sight' by the same author and promised to send it to me and he did.
Reluctantly I picked it up and started reading it,behold it was a good one.
To be honest this is an interesting book unlike 'Riding ...more
Though classic Leonard, definitely dude lit, with fantastic dialogue and crime noir impression, this one had a secondary side of chemistry the likes of which is hard to find even in romance. Who would have thought Elmore Leonard had such a romantic streak. *wink*wink*
On the run following a successful prison break, Foley, dressed as a guard runs into US Marshal Karen Sicsco just as he breathes the faint scent of freedom. In no time Karen’s bounded up in the truck with Foley as his getaway driver makes for greener pastures. The two get to talking and an instant rapport is formed that plays o ...more
At the core of the plot is an unlikely love story between a gentleman thief and the sexy female federal marshall chasing him, but there's several other related conflicts that command as much of the plot's focus. The author does not just switch effortlessly between this small handful of interweaving main storylines, but he also jumps forward and backwards in time v ...more
If I were forced to make a choice between the two, movies would win, every day of the week. Don't get me wrong: I love savoring authors' language, diving deeply into story, and making personal relationships with characters, and it's no joke that reading is a more complex intellectual task than passivel ...more
Jack has robbed hundreds of banks. He’s smooth, charming, and likeable when talking to the tellers he’s robbing. Karen is a Deputy U.S. Marshall. She arrived at the prison to deliver something and is getting out of her car when she sees Jack crawl out of a tunnel. He has just escaped and his getaway driver Buddy is parked next to Karen. They take Karen with them so she can’t help authorities catch them. Jack ...more
as is the case with the films he wrote back in the day (and as is expertly emulated in tv's justified), leonard writes with a clear affection for his characters. consider chino, the jail-breaking cuban with a minor vendetta against the main character. in a lesser writer's hands, he'd be a broadly sinister adversary - in leonard's, he gets a ...more
The question with this sort of book is why we should be interested in dim-witted sociopaths with attention deficit disorder - 'misfits trying not to sound like losers' as the book puts it near the end.
The answer is, of course, that we shouldn't partic ...more
I'd seen the movie years ago and loved it (it's one of the best films Soderbergh or Clooney has made), and I always wondered how closely it followed the book. The answer: pretty darn close, based on what I remember. Soderbergh certainly captured the feel of the book; I'd have to compare the two, but my guess is that a l ...more
A deputy US marshal is sitting outside a Florida correctional facility waiting to serve papers. Coincidentally, there is a prison break in progress. The convicts who planned the escape and dug the tunnel emerge from a hole outside the wire and run for it. The Marshal attempts to take action but is sidetracked by another person emerging from the escape tunnel dressed as a corrections officer, BUT he’s really a “strap hanging” escapee and convicted bank robber taking ...more
I read this a while ago, and every once in a while, I'll see the movie listed, but I can't make myself watch it. So far, except for not too many movies that you want to see, have been made from his books. "Get Shorty" was a decent movie, but it didn't have too much to do with the book. And, don ...more
Elmore Leonard is a pretty off-beat writer: you don't really know what to expect; also he always writes with an attitude of black humour.
This means that you simply cannot rely on a 'happy ending' in terms that you might be used to. Elmore Leonard is realistic, that's the one thing you have to realise with his books.
There are moments of realism in this book that one might not like, but ...more
If nothing was a ...more
that being said, the smart, sexy detective Karen Sisco was a terrific figure, and romantic foo ...more
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He said, "It doesn't have to, it's something that happens. It's like seeing a person you never saw before - you could be passing on the street - and you look at each other..."
Karen was nodding. "You make eye contact without meaning to."
"And for a few moments," Foley said, "there's a kind of recognition. You look at each other and you know something."
"That no one else knows," Karen said. "You see it in their eyes."
"And the next moment the person's gone," Foley said, "and it's too late to do anything about it, but you remember it because it was right there and you let it go, and you think, What if I had stopped and said something? It might happen only a few times in your life."
"Or once," Karen said.”