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September 05, 2013


Richard Dowall

Thanks for the Elmore Leonard article. He is one of my favorite writers (Lee Child finishes a close second), especially his early/first cowboy novels.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

We're on same wave length. While I read Elmore Leonard in print, I mostly get Lee Child's Jack Reacher series on audiotapes with Dick Hill reading them. Third on my list is Michael Connelly, author of such books as Lincoln Lawyer, which I also loved as an audio book, gives me good reason to drive a few hundred miles!

Marianne Bouchaud

Hello Paul,

We also paid tribute to this wonderful writer - re-re-re-reading the collection we have at home.
I did not know "louche" was also used in English …least in that sense ( louche in French can be : une louche = a ladle (noun) , il louche = he is cross-eyed (verb loucher), il est louche or c'est louche = as in your quotation (adj) but without the appealing aspect though. Nowadays, in slang used by youth = chelou).

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Bonjour Marianne,
How grand that we share the love of Elmore Leonard! Leave it to a writer in the New York Times to use the word 'louche'. The definition i found with "in an appealing or rakish way" seemed to fit, maybe a more American definition, qui sait?

Susan Sullivan

Oh Thank you Paul. Elmore Leonard was my absolute favorite. I'm sure I will find some new books I missed or will just reread whatever I come across.. Also Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday and Cannery Row were my Dad and friends most fav's and I loved them too. They named their wives Hazel # 1 and Hazel #2 after one of the rather slow witted characters(in jest) . I must reread those also.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

After Leonard mentioned Sweet Thursday, I'm on the lookout for it. This post certainly resonated with lots of Elmore Leonard fans.

Neal Skorka

This is great, Paul. I just added EL to my reading list.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

His website lists all his books, Neal http://www.elmoreleonard.com
Let me know what you think.

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