Cannonball Read IV: The Law at Randado by Elmore Leonard

By Cfar1 | Books | October 4, 2012 | Comments ()

By Cfar1 | Books | October 4, 2012 |

Leonard's humor and style isn't as polished as his more recent work, but it's there. His philosophy seems to be to tell the story and not let unnecessary description get in the way. That may be why so many of his tales become movies or books. To read a Leonard story is to use your imagination, because he tells you what's happening, but unless it's very critical, not what anything looks like. If he wants you to know someone is a tall man, he doesn't tell you, but a character in the story might mention it, or you might have to figure it out from the man's actions. This book isn't something I would go out of my way to find, but if you are into westerns, it's not a bad one. It wouldn't make it into my favorites anytime soon.

This review is part of the volunteer Cannonball Read IV. Read all about it, and find more of Cfar1's reviews on the group blog.

(Note: Any revenue generated from purchases made through the affiliate links in this review will be donated in entirety to the American Cancer Society.)

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