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Killshot by Elmore Leonard
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Jul 22, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: crime
Recommended for: Only for Elmore Leonard completists
Read in July, 2008

Killshot is a subpar Elmore Leonard book at its best. Its the story of a man who stops his wifes boss from getting beat up by two assassians and then has to run and hide with his wife while said assassians look to finish them off.

Simple story, poor execution. The dialogue feels broken and incoherent at times. Also, the protagonists are a question. Why does the wife love her husband so much since he splits most of his time living in his own world and being a jerk to her? And why does the husband love his wife? All he seems to care about is hunting and his job-- and all she does is bottle up her feelings. I didn't buy their "true" love at all and since this story is about the love they have for one another, I was taken quickly out of the story.

Also, the action and chase scenes at times feel unbearably drawn out and midway through the book things take a big nosedive in keeping reader interest. No wonder this took so long to be made into a movie. They must be really desperate for Leonard material now.

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