I've recently finished reading "Pagan Babies" by Elmore Leonard. This book was my first exposure to the "Hard Boiled" school of fiction writing, and I must say I'm impressed with the wide and disparate elements of life, current events, and social tensions that this
author has managed to weave together into the plotline. To list just a few: the ethnic genocide in Rowanda, the personal life of Catholic Priests, how organized crime functions in Detroit and how a legit resturant gets linked up to prostitution and money laundering, life inside prisons for men and prisons for women, how to arrange a
personal injury insurance scam, and the list goes on...
Any discussion of this particular work, how this author's writing style evolved, where he gets his ideas, etc, would be of interest.
--- Bill A
>>By Bill A (Wednesday, 24 Nov 2004 16:59)
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