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by Elmore Leonard

  • ISBN: 0060083972
  • Author: Elmore Leonard
  • ePub ver: 1473 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (November 19, 2002)
  • Formats: lrf docx lit doc
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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Chickasaw Charlie Hoke. When the Women Come Out to Dance. Karen Makes Out. Hurrah for Capt. Also by Elmore Leonard.

Chickasaw Charlie Hoke. They sat close to each other on the sofa, Canavan aware of Mrs. Harris’ scent and her dark hair, parted to one side, she would hold away from her face to look at the map spread open on the coffee table. Canavan was showing her the areas destroyed by fire, explaining how the hot Santa Ana wind swept the flames through these canyons and on down toward the Pacific.

When the Women Come Out to Dance: Stories. Author: Elmore Leonard. In the title story, When the Women Come Out to Dance, Mrs. Mahmood gets more than she bargains for when she conspires with her maid to end her unhappy marriage. All nine stories are Elmore Leonard at his vivid, hilarious, and unfailingly human best.

In the title story, "When the Women Come Out to Dance," Mrs. Mahmood gets more than she bargains for when she . Remember Carl Webster from The Hot Kid ? That’s his grandson Ben.

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

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. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified.

In the title story, When the Women Come Out to Dance, Mrs. In all nine stories - each unique in their own right - reluctant heroes and laid-back lowlifes struggle for power, survival, and their fifteen minutes of fame. Vivid, hilarious, and unfailingly human, these stories ring true with Elmore Leonard's signature deadpan social observations and diabolical eye for the foibles of the good guys and the bad. Thriller & Crime Fiction Short Stories

For Elmore Leonard, dialog is the vehicle that moves the action along. I enjoyed all these stories and highly recommend this book.

For Elmore Leonard, dialog is the vehicle that moves the action along. Character development will come through with dialog, and those character circumstances will begin to engross you. Before too long, you've formed ideas about all of the players, and then all too soon, you are into the thick of the story's situation. Leonard spans a good range of subjects, settings, and people all while continuing with his strength of character development and gritty plot lines. My only criticisms are that many of these stories read like script treatments for TV and movies.

What're you packing?". You'll pay to find that out," Raylan said. Ice water in your veins, huh? You want a shot of Ji m Beam to go with it?". Ava had the shotgun pointed at him, stock under her arm, finger on the trigger

Elmore Leonard manages to entertain us and make us think. Perhaps more important than his ability to spin a good yarn, though, is Leonard's fresh approach to the subject matter that When the Women Come Out to Dance tackles

Elmore Leonard manages to entertain us and make us think. Perhaps more important than his ability to spin a good yarn, though, is Leonard's fresh approach to the subject matter that When the Women Come Out to Dance tackles. He addresses the love lives of the elderly, in a touching way. Several of the stories feature strong female characters (in some cases, such as "Karen Makes Out," as protagonists) who are able to take care of themselves, unlike the stories written by many of Leonard's peers. In his Western tales, Leonard discusses racial prejudice near the turn of the century in a realistic way without resorting to preaching.

The audio version of When the Women Come out to Dance by Elmore Leonard was a perfect diversion. Not far away, a stripper looking for an easier life marries a creepy, wealthy Pakistani doctor. I recently took a 1700 mile road trip and needed something to break up Interstate 10. The audio version of When the Women Come out to Dance by Elmore Leonard was a perfect diversion.

In his more than three dozen books, Elmore Leonard has captured the imagination of millions of readers as few writers can. A literary icon praised by The New York Times Book Review as "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever," he has influenced many contemporary writers and is known for both the quality and the accessibility of his writing.

In this collection of new and recently published short fiction, Leonard demonstrates the superb characterizations, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting that have made him a household name. And once more this master of crime illustrates that the line between the law and the lawbreakers is not as firm as we might think.

Federal marshal Karen Sisco, from the bestselling novel Out of Sight, returns in "Karen Makes Out," once again inadvertently mixing pleasure with business. In "Fire in the Hole," Raylan Givens, last seen in Riding the Rap and Pronto, meets up with an old friend, but they're now on different sides of the law. In the title story, "When the Women Come Out to Dance," Mrs. Mahmood gets more than she bargains for when she conspires with her maid to end her unhappy marriage. In all nine stories -- each unique in their own right -- reluctant heroes and laid-back lowlifes struggle for power, survival, and their fifteen minutes of fame.

Vivid, hilarious, and unfailingly human, these stories ring true with Elmore Leonard's signature deadpan social observations and diabolical eye for the foibles of the good guys and the bad.

Comments (7)

jorik
Although I am a huge fan of FX’s “Justified” series, I’m not really an avid fiction reader and never gave Elmore Leonard’s books much thought. Leonard’s passing in 2013 certainly revealed the universal respect and appeal people had for his work and made me wonder what I was missing. I chose WHEN THE WOMEN COME OUT TO DANCE mainly because it was a published before the “Justified” series and free of the show’s hype … just a book with 9 short stories; one which happens to be the basis for the incredible television series. I didn’t even reach the “Justified” story before I fully understood the attraction to Leonard’s story-telling.

Each chapter represents one story and range from 5 to 50+ pages. “Fire in the Hole” is the one I really wanted to read as it introduces the world to the cool, calm and deadly Raylan Givens and his arch-nemesis, life-long criminal Boyd Crowder. It’s not “Justified” in a nutshell, but merely the first episode of the series (with a different outcome). If anything, the book remarkably confirms how dead-on the series presents Leonard’s vision … both the storyline and the characters. While I certainly enjoyed that particular story, I found most of the others to be better. Leonard had a knack of being able paint an elaborate tableau with relatively few words that gets readers involved. Real page-turners filled with drama, suspense and a variety of interesting characters of all calibers (good and bad). One of the reasons I really don’t enjoy fiction is verbosity, but Leonard’s stories never become mired in words, they all roll smoothly and at a decent pace. I found myself immersed in each and every chapter and refused to part from the book until I’d finished the story I’d started. Another enjoyable factor is that each chapter presents readers with a change-up (and puns aside, “Chickasaw Charlie Hoke” was one of my favorites) in terms of theme, mood and era (some stories are current, some not). The longer chapters (“Karen Makes Out”, “Fire in the Hole” and “Tenkiller”) take time to develop, but build excitement along the way and certainly deliver in the end.

WHEN THE WOMEN COME OUT TO DANCE proved to be the perfect appetizer for me to start a steady diet of Elmore Leonard books … I’m hooked.
Thordibandis
What else is there to say but "Elmore Leonard"? You're either familiar with his outstanding writing or you should be. Most will be familiar with the television series "Justified" and Leonard wrote the story the series is based on, so that should turn several new generations of readers on to him. (Leonard also wrote the stories for the John Travolta movie "Get Shorty" and a great old Burt Reynolds' movie "Stick") If you like great writing, if you're looking for great crime fiction, noir, and just good old fashion crime/criminal character stories, Elmore Leonard is your man.
Cesar
I bought this alongside a copy of his western short stories. Those are interesting because you can see his voice emerging from what is otherwise generic pulp western. These stories are more in the vein of justified and get shorty. Heavy on dialogue, grey in moral and deep on character, these are complex people who never start the things they do with the word "Suddenly." A particular highlight for me was the dialogue driven tale of the woman whose house burned down, but every story in here has its merit and its own surprising depth.
Celace
In the New York Times, I read Leonard's obituary. In it, the writer emphasized that Leonard believe in spare-to-no descriptions, believing that action and dialogue are sufficient vehicles to tell the story. As an amateur short story writer, I had developed the same guidelines, which I call organic plot development, and I wanted to discover how he did it. In a word: Wonderfully. I learned a great deal and I shall revisit his stories often. Those of you who aren't writers but instead are the most important people of all: readers: These are widely varied and entertaining stories. Enjoy!
Zorve
This is a great assortment of short stories. Leonard always amazes me. I especially loved the last story, Tenkiller. I live near the area where the story takes place in Oklahoma. If someone had given me the story to read without telling me who wrote it, I would have been certain the author was from Oklahoma. But he's not obviously, and that amazes me that he understands the people and the area so well. I don't have enough good things to say about this book. Just read it.
Oveley
Wonderful collection of short stories....every one unique....every one a winner. The characters are memorable and the plots are absorbing. I was happy to find a video stream series "Justified" based on a character in one of the stories.
Thorgahuginn
I got turned on to Elmore Leonard from watching the TV show "Justified" (which is fantastic, by the way). This book contains several short stories, including "Fire in the hole", which the TV-show is based on.

Mr. Leonard paints a very vivid picture in a very easy to read way. His writing has a certain amount of 'cool' to it, and every character is well-defined and interesting in their own way. I did some research on him, and I see why he was a 'writer's writer'. His prose and pacing are to be admired.

This will be the start of a journey through the rest of his works for me. I loved every bit of this book.
This book is awesome! I purchased it because I'm a big fan of the show, "Justified". The dialogue in the book reminds me so much of the show. I can just picture Boyd Crowder saying some of this stuff. My uncle always told me Elmore Leonard was the master of dialogue, boy was he right.

Outstanding book, makes me want to leave work early so I can go read. Man, I sound like a nerd right now...

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