Saturday, August 24, 2013

Five essential Elmore Leonard books

Tony Parsons's books include the international bestsellers, Man and Boy and Man and Wife. A former music journalist and television personality, he lives in England.

For the U.K. edition of GQ he named five of his favorite Elmore Leonard books, including:
Out Of Sight (1996)

They once said that Elmore books could not be made into films. That once said that George Clooney was a TV star who would never make it to the big screen. Out Of Sight proved them wrong on both counts. A typically brilliant Elmore set-up - a prison break in South Florida that throws together a female federal marshal and a legendary bank robber when they are locked in the boot of a car together.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see--Ten top Elmore Leonard film adaptations; Ten top Elmore Leonard film adaptations; Elmore Leonard's ten favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue