Stick – Elmore Leonard

Stick

Stick 
by Elmore Leonard

 

Edmond Gagnon‘s review

Jan 05, 2018  · 

 

I’ve seen more movies made from Elmore Leonard’s books than I’ve read his novels. I think Stick is the second or third novel. It’s a bit of a slow starter, but builds a good momentum, gathering your interest along the way. The story is kind of a rags to riches tale of a simple, but smart guy who tries to get back on his feet after a stint in federal penitentiary.
Stick also became a movie, starring Burt Reynolds. If I recall correctly it was a bit slow too, but a likable flick.

Raylan – Elmore Leonard

12037108Raylan
by Elmore Leonard

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Edmond Gagnon‘s review

Jun 18, 2017


I’ve seen many of the movies made from Elmore Leonard’s books, but this is the first novel of his I’ve read. Apparently there’s also a television series of the same name, Raylan.
Although the U.S. Marshal of the same name is a no-nonsense shoot first ask questions later kind of lawman, he is a smart cop who’s mind is quicker than the coal country hillbilly drawl that can be a bit difficult to read. The fun part is that I found myself sounding out the slang in my head.
Actually, I’d rate this book at 3.5 stars. It was a good read, but maybe too predictable at times. Raylan says that life and folks are different in the Kentucky mountains. So is this book. R.I.P. Elmore Leonard.