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by Elmore Leonard

  • ISBN: 1419340549
  • Author: Elmore Leonard
  • ePub ver: 1148 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books; Unabridged edition (2005)
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  • Category: Fiction
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The Hot Kid. For my two girls, Jane and Katy. Contents About the Author. Other Books by Elmore Leonard.

The Hot Kid. 1. Carlos Webster was fifteen the day he witnessed the robbery and killing at Deering’s drugstore. This was in the fall of 1921 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

In The Hot Kid, Elmore "Dutch" Leonard breaks new ground with a fast-paced, multifaceted tale of Prohibition-era crime, told from multiple perspectives that reflect the unexpected shifts of allegiance in this turbulent time. Set against a backdrop of speakeasys and shootouts, fast cars and even faster women, this stirring tale recounts a time when life was cheap on both sides of the law.

The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard is one of those great novels that you will want to put on your bookshelf with other classics. Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925.

The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard is one of those great novels that you will want to put on your bookshelf with other classics Читать весь отзыв. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown.

The Hot Kid is a 2005 novel by Elmore Leonard. This fictional story is set during The Great Depression and follows the career of Carl (Carlos) Webster, a crack shot, well respected, and mannerful lawman who killed his first criminal at the ripe age of fifteen.

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan . I've always considered Elmore Leonard books to be a real treat, and The Hot Kid continues his own string of quality books

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. I've always considered Elmore Leonard books to be a real treat, and The Hot Kid continues his own string of quality books. To read one of the true masters of the crime novel, you can't go wrong with Leonard in general or The Hot Kid specifically. One person found this helpful.

The Hot Kid – Ebook written by Elmore Leonard Now Carlos, called Carl, is the hot kid of the .

The Hot Kid – Ebook written by Elmore Leonard. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Now Carlos, called Carl, is the hot kid of the . Carl wants to be the country's most famous lawman. Jack Belmont, the bent son of an oil millionaire, wants to be public enemy number one.

Carl Webster, the hot kid of the marshals service, is polite, respects his elders, and can shoot a man driving away in an Essex at four hundred yards

Carl Webster, the hot kid of the marshals service, is polite, respects his elders, and can shoot a man driving away in an Essex at four hundred yards. Carl works out of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, federal courthouse during the 1930s, the period of America's most notorious bank robbers: Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson - those guys. Carl wants to be America's most famous lawman. He shot his first felon when he was fifteen years old. With a Winchester.

Now Carlos, called Carl, is the hot kid of the . Then there are the hot dames-Louly and Elodie-hooking their schemes and dreams onto dangerous men. And before the gunsmoke clears, everybody just might end up getting exactly what he or she wished for. Thriller & Crime Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?

Leonard, Elmore - Carl Webster 01. I don't sit down I'll fall down, I'm sicker'n a do. He sat down next to Tony, got out an Old Gold and lit it. Tony was staring at the frail, stooped miner turning his head now to cough,.

Leonard, Elmore - Carl Webster 01. Tony was staring at the frail, stooped miner turning his head now to cough, the sound,. like it was ripping his chest open. Jack said, "Black lung," and said right away, "Listen, I want to thank you for letting me and Heidi use your ca. Tony looked at him but didn't speak, in his wonder letting Jack talk. What we did after leaving Bald Mountain, we went up to Kansas City.

A few weeks later, he killed his first man-a cattle thief who was rustling his dad's stock.

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Beazekelv
Nobody writes dialogue better than Elmore Leonard. Spare and to the point, he captures the essence of the bad guy and the hero in just a few words. In this case, Jack Belmont is the bad guy, the ungrateful son of an Oklahoma oil titan whose goal in life is to be Public Enemy No. 1. The hero is Carl Webster, the Hot Kid, a U.S. marshal reminiscent of Raylon Givens, another of Leonard's heroes. Together,they make for a crackling story from start refinish. Well worth the thrill ride!
Xurad
This is one of many novels that will cause the late Elmore Leonard's readers to miss him all the more. Set in the Pretty Boy Floyd era of the Oklahoma oil boom, the story pits Carl Webster, a newly minted hot shot young deputy U.S. marshal, against the bad guys who plied their nasty trade between Tulsa and Kansas City. Although this crime story is set in Depression-era Oklahoma, it harkens back to the shoot'em up Westerns that Leonard wrote earlier in his career. Deputy Marshal Webster always warns the evildoers in advance that if he has to draw his gun, he'll shoot to kill. Of course, they don't take the Hot Kid seriously and end up transitioning from the quick to the dead. Their last thought presumably being: "How'd he draw and shoot that fast." Webster's exploits and his quick-draw justice are chronicled by Tony Antonelli, a reporter for True Detective magazine, who is an anti-hero for those of us who worked the crime beat back in our newspaper days.
Froststalker
nothing against Raylon Givens, but Marshall Carlos Webster is a man with a story! one of EL's longer novels, it's a bit episodic, with a string of intertwining conflicts. this, of course, gives EL plenty of opportunity to develop some interesting characters--rotten hearts, gorgeous molls, and idiot gangsters--who people the land around Tulsa in the most memorable way. I've read around half of EL's novels, and this may be my favorite so far.
Sataxe
The joke is that those who can't do, teach, but Elmore Leonard disproves that. His rules for writing are readily available on the Internet and they aren't just advice: he also follows his own rules. Rules such as only using "said" in dialogue to avoid distracting the reader with unnecessary words like "exclaimed", "commented" or "remarked". Then there is probably his most well-known rule, to not write the things people skip over; in other words, keep the description to the minimum and focus on the dialogue and action. While it is quite possible to write a good book while defying these rules, Leonard shows that sticking to them works quite nicely as well.

Such is the case with The Hot Kid. The title character is Carl Webster, son of Virgil Webster (from the earlier Leonard book, Cuba Libre. After killing a cattle thief as a teenager in 1920s Oklahoma, Carl is motivated to become a U.S. Marshal to capture fugitives. From the start, he is very good at his job, getting involved in dramatic shootouts and capturing notorious outlaws.

Paralleling Carl's life is Jack Belmont. Like Carl, Jack is a son of a wealthy man, but where Carl is essentially noble, Jack is a sociopath whose behavior is getting more and more erratic. His crimes will put the two of them on intertwining paths that can lead only to one place, a final showdown.

As is typical of a Leonard book, plot is almost secondary. What he is more interested in are characters and dialogue. Unlike some authors who seem to feel that every bit of conversation must be linked directly to the story, Leonard goes for something more realistic, using speech to reveal elements of the character. Also, as in most Leonard books, there are few master criminals; Belmont and the other crooks often bumble around; they're dangerous, but they're no geniuses. In other words, they're human.

I've always considered Elmore Leonard books to be a real treat, and The Hot Kid continues his own string of quality books. To read one of the true masters of the crime novel, you can't go wrong with Leonard in general or The Hot Kid specifically.
Vivados
Elmore Leonard has been writing fiction for well over forty years, turning out such successful novels as Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Be Cool, Rum Punch, Stick, and 52 Pick-up. Many of his books have been turned into movies because they're so visual, entertaining, and character driven. A reader seldom goes wrong with a novel by this world famous author.

Mr. Leonard's latest novel is The Hot Kid, which is another winner for the writer who made Detroit more famous than the auto industry did. His newest endeavor takes place in the mid-west during the Twenties and early Thirties. The title of the book could refer to either Carlos (aka Carl) Webster, who grows up to be one of the top U.S. Marshals in Oklahoma, or to Jack Belmont, who comes from a rich family and wants to be just like John Dillinger--the country's greatest bank robber and Public Enemy Number One. Both men get set in their ways at an early age. Carl's only fifteen when he witnesses a robbery and killing at a local drugstore by an up-and-coming bank robber. A few months later, Carl has to shoot a rustler who's trying to steal his cows. Jack Belmont's only eighteen when he tries to unsuccessfully blackmail his millionaire father, threatening to tell his mother about dad's mistress. This isn't the first time Jack's been in trouble with his family, either. A few years earlier, he tried to kill his little sister in what was called a swimming pool accident. His father thought it was because the boy wasn't getting the attention he desired, but it was more than that. Though Jack's a talker and can be quite charming when he's in the mood, the guy's also a sociopath with no conscious about right or wrong. This will eventually lead Jack on a path of petty crime, until he finally works his way up to robbing banks and killing people. Carl Webster's the new kid on the block with the U.S. Marshals, but quickly making a name for himself as an officer of the law who won't pull his Colt .38, unless he intends to shoot to kill. This becomes Webster's motto after he kills several culprits. The newspapers and magazines write stories about him, making the young man famous as a quick-drawn, shoot-to-kill deputy Marshal. Of course, the paths of both Jack Belmont and Carl Webster are intertwined and eventually there will be a final showdown between the two young men. As a friend tells Belmont, "Carl Webster isn't the type of guy you can take in a face-to-face confrontation. You want to wait till he's asleep, then fill him full of lead." Unfortunately, Jack's never been one to take advice!

The Hot Kid is smooth reading with strong character development of all the main players. You'll find yourself living in the first half of the century for a short while, not to mention laughing at loud at some of the wild antics that go on between the different characters in the book. The women here are just as tough as the men when it comes to shooting and sex, and both of the lead male characters sure love the ladies. The thing with Jack Belmont is that you can't help but like him even though he's a cold-hearted murderer. That's what attracts the women to him. The guy does have charm. It's Carl Webster, however, who steals the show by always remaining calm and polite under the most stressful conditions, then shooting to kill like a sheriff out of the Old West. Few authors can put together a novel that's filled with so much fun as well as Elmore Leonard, and I always find it to be an extreme pleasure whenever a new book by him hits the market. I've been reading Leonard's fiction for over twenty years, and I hope to God he'll still be writing for at least another decade. In my opinion, Elmore Leonard is one of our country's national treasures and shouldn't be missed under any circumstances! Highly recommended.

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