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by Elmore Leonard

  • Author: Elmore Leonard
  • ISBN: 0670885045
  • ISBN13: 978-0670885046
  • ePub: 1211 kb | FB2: 1976 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Viking; First UK Edition edition (2000)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 495
  • Format: lit txt doc mbr
Pagan Babies ePub download

Books by Elmore Leonard. But you have no power, so you don’t stop us. Listen, if we see you when we come, a tall one like you, we cut your feet off, too.

Books by Elmore Leonard. Terry sat in his wicker chair staring out at the rain, the pale sky, mist covering the far hills.

Pagan Babies is classic crime fiction from the master of suspense, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard. Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit.

Pagan Babies is Elmore Leonard in peak form. The author is a master at crafting compelling characters whose healthy desires or criminal pathology reveal themselves not through purple prose, but through beautifully crafted dialogue. This more than any of his other Elmore Leonard novel I've read so far also introduces reversals and surprises that feel completely organic to the characters, rather than an author shoehorning his characters into doing pulp fiction plots.

Elmore Leonard on fantasticfiction. Elmore Leonard Archive at the University of South Carolina Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Tishomingo Blues (2002). A Coyote's in the House (2004).

Okay? So Regina finds Mercy and Dickie in the shower. They were in the bathroom with the door closed. The shower running?". I don't know if they were doing anything or not. The shower running?" r. But what happened, Regina called the cops. They arrive and find Dickie trying to stash about a hundred cartons of cigarettes under his bed, ones Dickie sold on the side. Johnny and I are on the way home, his cell phone rings and it's Regina

ELMORE LEONARD is the author of thirty-six novels, including such bestsellers as Be Cool, Cuba Libre, Out of Sight, Riding the Rap, Pronto, Rum Punch, Maximum Bob, Get Shorty, and numerous screenplays

Author: Elmore Leonard. Publisher: Delacorte Press; Random House, In. New York, 2000. Nobody writes novels like Elmore Leonard, with his crackling dialogue, breathless pacing, and hilarious hard-luck, unfailingly human characters. ELMORE LEONARD is the author of thirty-six novels, including such bestsellers as Be Cool, Cuba Libre, Out of Sight, Riding the Rap, Pronto, Rum Punch, Maximum Bob, Get Shorty, and numerous screenplays. He and his wife, Christine, live in a suburb of Detroit.

Even with this tragic background of Rwanda Pagan Babies comes off as Leonard's funniest straight-faced novel to date. In Rwanda during the genocide, Hutu thugs storm into a church and kill everyone except Father Terry Dunn, on the alter saying his first mass. He's powerless to do anything about it-until one day he faces several of the killers and exacts a chilling penance.

Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike-yet massively powerful-artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour-the moment the robots attack-the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is back trying to hustle up a score to help the little orphans of Rwanda.

Now they came to us with machetes and clubs spiked with nails, masus, and no one could believe they were going to kill us standing as we were in the forest, away from the road. People began to scream and plead for their lives, mothers trying to shield their children. The Hums were also screaming, and laughing, too, in a state of excitement as they began to hack with their machetes like we were stalks of bananas.

Certain writers are so distinctive, you can read a couple of their books, and then picking up an uncredited manuscript, be relatively certain of its author. Read Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and then, without peeking, gaze at Mansfield Park, and you know Jane Austen penned its paragraphs. Turn the pages of Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, and you will at once see his unmistakable pessimistic humor in A Handful of Dust.

On a much less literary level, there is the prolific crime novelist Elmore Leonard. Like all who engage in that genre, his plots, what Maugham called the skeleton of the story, have multiple layers. What sets Leonard apart though, is his mastery of dialogue. Wry and funny, sexy without being gross, with an ear for the way people talk rather than the way writers think they should, his books are centered on the interaction between people, most of them off-center, but never off-putting.

In Pagan Babies, there is Father Terry Dunn, or at least the alleged Father Dunn, who gets ordained, sort of, in Rwanda. He is also, sort of, on the lam from the law, having been involved in illegally running cigarettes. He witnesses genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus in his church, and five years later shoots four of the murderers before heading back to Detroit He gets involved with a cute ex-con named Debbie, just out of the slammer for trying to run over her former boyfriend with a Ford Escort because the sweet guy stole $67,000.00 from her. Terry and Debbie develop a plan to swindle a quarter of a million smackers from her ex-lover, a wise guy wannabe, who is paying the mobsters a significant street tax. In theory at least, the dough is supposed to be used for Rwandan orphans. In reality, the money is intended for their pockets. The plan, turning here and there as circumstances require, goes all the way up to the local Mafia Don, who likes the image of being a charitable contributor to good deeds.

Leonard's crime novels have a consistency about them. Some, like City Primeval and Get Shorty, are masterful. But the quality never dips below a 7.5 on a 10 point scale. Perhaps this is because Leonard really cares about his work, although he must pound it out with tongue firmly in cheek. Somewhere, I read he can spend weeks just thinking up the names of his characters. Just imagine how long he works on the dialogue. In Pagan Babies, there is a scene where a none-too-bright hitman named Mutt is assigned to whack Terry Dunn:

"Yeah, I'll do'er. But now, which person was it again?"
"The priest."
"Oh. I guess it's okay, I'm a Baptist."

Nobody but Dutch Leonard could have put it in such perspective.
As the book says, not too many people really know about the genocide in Rwanda. I didn't, but I do now. The story is not mainly about that subject...but maybe it is. You will come away from this book being entertained in typical Elmore Leonard fashion, but he has something more to say this time about how things can easily turn in this world. If you don't know anything about what happened in Rwanda, look it up first on Wiki. It will make Pagan Babies even more interesting and poignant.
If I were to rate all the Elmore Leonard Stories - this would be my favorite. It starts out in Africa in the middle of an uprising and finds it way back to Detroit - and then it really gets interesting. The characters are always great. Great names. Great flaws. Some are even lovable. You are always guessing what is going to happen next.
I realize the thing I really love about Mr. Leonard's novels is that they are so wildly unpredictable.I should say one of the things I love. The stories are always great and this was no exception. It's a terrific story that is shockingly sad at first and then becomes fun. I loved it.
One of my all time favorites. This is the second time I read the book, better the second time around. Nothing like a scammer being scammed.
I actually read this years ago but kept thinking about it so I bought a copy for my kindle. What can you say, there is no one like Elmore Leanord. I grew up just a few miles from him and he (still) an institution. Great read!
It's Elmore Leonard. Great yarn. Fun characters. One of his best.
Not Leonard’s best but a good, fast read.
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