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Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard
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Apr 24, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: arcs-galleys-proofs-review-copies, fiction, 2010-reads, mystery-thriller, noir, bookcrossinged
Recommended for: someone with an open weekend to kill
Read from April 18 to 24, 2010 — I own a copy
BCID: 7961370

So, this is the Elmore Leonard that all the fuss is about? Not that it was a bad read, and I can see the draw for screenwriters wanting to put it on the big screen - plenty of dark, all-too-human characters, motives, & settings to exploit in a grainy way, paired with oh-so-spare writing. But really just a quickie, a noir nooner of a story.

Bookcrossing'ed 4/24/2010. BCID: 478-7961370

The ARC I read and reviewed here was provided to me by the publisher via my local Indie bookstore, and no money was exchanged.

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Reading Progress

04/19/2010 page 46
15.81% "I <3 Elmore!"
04/20/2010 page 141
48.45% "Sometimes you just really want to read spare writing."
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