Free download ↠ Pronto Author Elmore Leonard õ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB

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In the world of El Leonard novels cops and criminals get by with a grudging respect for each other's capabilities Harry had been arrested by Buck Torres a half dozen times or so; they knew each other pretty well and were friends Not socially Harry had never met Buck's wife but friends in the way they trusted one another and al. Find all of my reviews at 9999999% of the entertainment value of your reviews isgif based things like this tend to happen uite freuently and some reviews just flat out fall through the cracks of your pop culture infused brain Thus was the case with Pronto I’m always fighting the losing battle of correcting some of my literary shortcomings and reading authors who I know I want to read and should be reading but somehow still haven’t and yet somehow I always find time to read this year’s Twilight or 50 Shades God I suck This Spring it was El Leonard’s turn I started with a guaranteed “like” in the form of Run Punch and then it came to my attention that there was a little book called Pronto at the library Said book just happened to be inspiration for one of my husband’s favorite television shows which he claimed was worthy of Me being the extremely clever lady I am decided to give the book a gander then surprise my husband with my vast knowledge of all things Raylan Givens and perhaps even enjoy the final season of Justified with him And that would have been a great idea if I had liked Pronto a whole lot The premise although perhaps a bit stale and overused was entertaining enough Raylan is a US Marshal who has been assigned to retrieve a runaway bookie before he gets whacked You know typical cat and mouse type of chaser with a broad thrown in for good measure in order to spice things up with the MC Leonard even decided to throw in an Italian background to class things up a bit My problem From what I’ve seen from the Justified commercials Raylan is all sorts of awesome And he’s funny to boot But in book form he was a total a bit of an idiot Luckily Leonard used a wide cast of characters that helped save the day and the writing was above par but all in all I was still left with a “meh” reaction to the book as a whole Oh and in case you’re wondering – I never bothered watching any of the television show with my husband – and he was A Okaaaaaay with that idea There’s a reason we’ve stayed married for a billion and a half years – I don’t shit on his parade when he’s watching shows like Sons of Anarchy or Justified or The League but I totally call them his “stories” like he’s an old lady watching her soap operas to get a rise out of him and he doesn’t shit on mine when I’m watching Bob’s Burgers and 30 Rock re runsAnd now I’m only FIFTEEN reviews behind Yay me I deserve an internet break ;

Free download Pronto Author Elmore Leonard

Pronto Author Elmore LeonaS enforcer But Harry's got a few tricks up his sleeve Then when a straight shooting US Marshall decides to spend his vacation tracking Harry down all hell breaks loose Set in Miami Florida and Rapallo Italy Pronto is another brilliantly executed combination of suspense and black humor from the master of crime fiction Ron Hogan. 3 StarsI'm not impressed It's like a short story padded with tons of useless dialogue As usual with my reviews please first read the publisher’s blurbsummary of the book Thank you Leonard's dialogue is overstuffed verbose and doesn't often advance the plot or reveal of the character speaking He also describes scenes and settings extensively but not in an interesting or revealing way The character Harry Arno is uite irritating and indecisive The plot plods along boringly but with moments of good action well told Raylan comes across as independent minded mostly honest and highly skilled yet his detection is pretty dull Harry talks constantly about the famous poet Ezra Pound his wife Dorothy and his mistress Olga Harry had met them several times during and after WW 2 In some ways the Ezra Pound history is entertaining than the main plot Dorothy Shakespear Ezra's wifeFull size image here Olga Rudge the mistressFull size image here Ezra PoundFull size image here All in all a pretty dull book I'm going to read of the series but book #2 doesn't seem much better Leonard is not much of a philosopher so they're not many uotes Notes and uotes October 29 Harry would remember he had vegetable soup a few crackers iced tea and the Jell O strawberry Stepped out into the sunlight in his beige warm ups with the red piping his Reeboks and there was Buck Torres standing by an unmarked car a blue '91 Caprice Harry had been arrested by Buck Torres a half dozen times or so; they knew each other pretty well and were friends Not socially Harry had never met Buck's wife but friends in the way they trusted one another and always had time to talk about other things than what they did for a living Buck Torres had never asked Harry about his business with Jimmy Capotorto trying to get to Jimmy Cap through Harry He asked about guys who ran these clubs hitting on her She told Harry they weren't her type As Joy she'd open her act with Led Zeppelin's Black Dog do funky moves to the intricate guitar riffs between the lyrics and get the room's attention fast Her glasses would slip and she'd push them back up while she danced The idea was not to look too professional Joyce said You know what happens when you play a country tune backwards You get your girl and your truck back you're not drunk any and your hound dog comes back to life She said I was born in Nashville

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Free download ↠ Pronto Author Elmore Leonard õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ In the world of El Leonard novels cops and criminals get by with a grudging respect for each other's capabilities Harry had been arrested by Buck Torres a half dozen times or so; they knew each other pretty well and were fWays had time to talk about other things than what they did for a living Right now 66 year old Harry Arno's in trouble In order to get at his boss Jimmy Cap the feds told Jimmy that Harry's skimming off the sports book he runs the idea being that Harry will testify in exchange for protection from Tommy Bucks aka the Zip Jimmy'. Pronto is my first read from El Leonard and it’s all because of the introduction of one Raylan Givens the character the TV series Justified is based on which I’m a big fan of US Marshal Raylan Givens is not the main character of Pronto a co star but he still manages to steal the show in a character driven story The stories main focal point is mob book runner Harry Arno an aged man who works the phone takes the bets and makes money for the Mafia Harry's fortunes change when he gets set up and incurs the wrath of mob enforcer Tommy 'the zip' Bucks and he's forced to flee both Raylan and the country in search of a safe haven He lands in Italy a place he was planning to retire to soon to follow is his ex stripper girlfriend Joyce the Mafia hot on his trail and Raylan using his vacation time Pronto is an entertaining crime thriller that at times reminded me of a western with some outstanding dialogue and one or two intriguing stand offs Raylan shows all the hallmarks of his TV persona likeable an eye for the ladies perceptive intelligent and humorous There's some really good points in this but it doesn't hold throughout I guess that's due to Raylan being by far the best character but not the primary focus There's plenty of depth to the characters and the dialogue keeps your attention but it could have been so much better I will follow up with the next in the series because Raylan as you may have guessed is a bit of a favourite and this story whilst absorbing was never translated into an episode of Justified The audio narration by Nick Landrum at just over 7 hours was pretty good with the odd bit of Italian dialect and this certainly won’t be my last El Leonard and Raylan Givens story A 35 RatingAlso posted at