When the Women Come Out to Dance
The New York Times has called Elmore Leonard "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever." Of course, there's much more to his writing than just crime, and there's no better way to show the broad range of this author's talents than with a collection. It offers variety for diehard fans and is a great sampler for readers who've been looking for the best place to sta...more
Other stories include the one on which the TV series Justified is based & one with Karen Sisco, another interesting marshal. Plus plenty more, including 2 that I had previously read in his western stories. They were just as good t...more
I've wanted to read 'Fire in the Hole' since I started watching Justified, which is one of my favorite shows on television now. So when I saw the short story collection it was in at a book sale for a dollar, it was an easy decision to make (despite my repeatedly telling myself not to buy more books while I have so many sitting at home unread).
I loved the hell out of this story, even after knowing the b...more
Damn, these stories are the best. The best.
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May 2010: Mmm-hmmm.
Felt like taking this everywhere with me today and for the record that’s ne...more
hanging out at the buena vista
chickasaw charlie hoke
when the women come out to dance
fire in the hole
karen makes out
hurrah for capt. early
the tonto woman
then it has an "about the author"..."also by elmore leonard"...credits...copyright...about the publisher...that i'm tempted to look at now...my curiosity is aroused...could be some racy details there...nah
i dunno...on this kindle i'm readi...more
The stories have a lot of Leonard's trademark outlook on life, and it's a hard one. Fire in the Hole has a bit of it to, but I like the character. So, as with the Keller books by Lawrence Block it s...more
So this collection was definitely a pleasure. Each story was packed with just enough intrigue and detail to be pleasing without becoming tiresome. As per usual, I forgot to pace myself and shot through the book in a single sitting, so at...more
A note on the edition: this collection has been recently re-released under the title _Fire in the Hole_ and with a label designed to catch the eye of fans of FX's "Justified." Thus, in the interests of full disclosure: I might claim to be a "long-time fan of Elmore Leonard"--dating, in my case, back to those wonderful years in the mid-to-late ninetie...more
There's a little bit of everything here with loads of Leonard references scattered about. Like tattered, sweat-stained denim in any given Elmore Leonard story, the tales here conjure images of grime, regret, cheap booze, and instantaneous grabs at tiny-effort/huge-...more
So, the other ones.
Well, i read the ebook version, a good one, with extras about many other books by the author, movies, an interview with Martin Amis and the famous 10 rules of writing. Great stuff.
I think i have 2 favorites in this...more