Monday, February 6, 2012

Elmore Leonard Returns

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard, who celebrated his 86th birthday last October, and who visited the Writers Institute in 2001, gets reviewed on the front page of Sunday's New York Times Book Review:

"Jazzy prose that occasionally lets go of 'proper usage' is Leonard’s trademark. He’s a stylist of forward motion, placing narrative acceleration above inconveniences like pronouns and helping verbs."