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(Huffington Post)   The world of letters is a little poorer today. RIP Elmore Leonard   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-08-20 10:57:57 AM  
5 votes:

willfullyobscure: mass market pulp crap matters to liiterature now?


wake me when Cormac McCarthy dies, not the old white male version of Stephanie Meyers


Leonard was likely the best writer of dialogue that the writing world has ever seen.  He could define a character with one sentence.  He knew how to write banter in a way that felt natural and gave further insights to the characters involved in it.  A chapter of Leonard's characters doing nothing but talking is more interesting than many books.

McCarthy sucks at dialogue, mostly because he disdains using punctuation.  You call Leonard a pulp writer, but his plots were much tighter than any tangent ridden garbage McCarthy has written.

/was probably just trolled, but I don't give a fark.
2013-08-20 11:49:16 AM  
2 votes:

SenorBenedict: RIP person who gave us Justified, I hope you didn't die in Harlan county.


Easily in the top 3 tv shows on air right now.

Dewey Crowe's line about "holy shiat, you mean I got four kidneys?!" made me fall off the couch laughing.
2013-08-20 11:22:21 AM  
2 votes:
"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole."
2013-08-20 10:46:47 AM  
2 votes:
And "Jackie Brown" was based on his "Rum Punch" so he's cool with me!

/best Tarantino film
2013-08-20 10:39:18 AM  
2 votes:

cygnusx13: Anyone who has any connection whatsoever to the movie Get Shorty deserves to die from complications of a stroke.

Such was the epicness of that disaster.


You're thinking of the sequel.
2013-08-20 12:34:41 PM  
1 vote:

Crewmannumber6: God Is My Co-Pirate: SenorBenedict: RIP person who gave us Justified, I hope you didn't die in Harlan county.

Easily in the top 3 tv shows on air right now.

Dewey Crowe's line about "holy shiat, you mean I got four kidneys?!" made me fall off the couch laughing.

My favorites include "The next one's comin' faster", "Understand your bible, as interpreted by experts", "You run into an asshole in the moring, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.' and of course, "people underestimate Bob at their peril."


"I disarmed him."

Raylan: The bartender is a witness. Might be a problem.
Art: Why, you think he's unreliable?
Raylan: She.
*beat*
Art: Jesus, Rayland.

"I'm Raylan Givens!"
"No, I'm Raylan Givens!"
"You tryin' to be funny?"
"A little."

And the best prayer on tv ever:

Dear Lord, before we eat this meal we ask forgiveness for our sins, especially Boyd- who blew up a black church with a rocket launcher, and afterwards he shot his associate Jared Hale in the back of the head out on Tate's Creek bridge. Let the image of Jared's brain matter on that windshield not dampen our appetites, but may the knowledge of Boyd's past sins help guide these men. May this food provide them with all the nourishment they need. But, if it does not, may they find comfort in knowing that the United States Marshal Service is offering fifty-thousand dollars to any individual providing information that will put Boyd back in prison. Cash or check, we can make it out to them. Or to Jesus. Whoever they want. In your name, we pray. Amen.
2013-08-20 11:58:01 AM  
1 vote:

God Is My Co-Pirate: SenorBenedict: RIP person who gave us Justified, I hope you didn't die in Harlan county.

Easily in the top 3 tv shows on air right now.

Dewey Crowe's line about "holy shiat, you mean I got four kidneys?!" made me fall off the couch laughing.


My favorites include "The next one's comin' faster", "Understand your bible, as interpreted by experts", "You run into an asshole in the moring, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.' and of course, "people underestimate Bob at their peril."
2013-08-20 11:14:52 AM  
1 vote:
Damn, I've read almost everything he's written ( except Westerns ). John MacDonald left way too soon.
Hopefully writers like Carl Hiaasen and Randy White will stay for another 100 years or so.
2013-08-20 11:02:20 AM  
1 vote:
I liked Elmore Leonard OK but always considered him a poor man's John D. McDonald.

If you were an EL fan but have not read the Travis McGee books by McDonald do yourself a favor and hunt them down.
2013-08-20 10:55:55 AM  
1 vote:
Thanks for introducing me to the Stone Coyotes. RIP, writin' dude.
2013-08-20 10:44:07 AM  
1 vote:
The first book of his I ever tried to read was Be Cool.  In retrospect, that was a mistake.  Most of his stuff is really, really good - but Be Cool was absolutely putrid.  It read like a 13-year-old wrote it via a series of text messages.
2013-08-20 10:37:33 AM  
1 vote:
Anyone who has any connection whatsoever to the movie Get Shorty deserves to die from complications of a stroke.

Such was the epicness of that disaster.
2013-08-20 10:17:01 AM  
1 vote:
"I spent most of my dough on booze, broads and boats and the rest I wasted." 
― Elmore Leonard, LaBrava
2013-08-20 10:01:08 AM  
1 vote:
A classy word stylist. His influence on 20th Century American literature was huge.
 
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