Book Read: Freaky Deaky

Just finished “Freaky Deaky” by Elmore Leonard
341 pages
ISBN: 0-87795-975-7
Publisher: Arbor House / William Morrow

Decided to check out Elmore’s writing. Saw him doing an interview on the tube and some of the things he said stuck with me and I eventually came across this book in the library discards.
He’s not into long descriptions of things that are peripheral to the plot – if the character doesn’t see, say, think or experience it then what place does it have in the text? At least that’s what I remember from his interview and I see it in this book. Mostly dialogue … I can understand why Hollywood likes to turn his novels in to movies. Low on the special effects and sets and large on the dialogue. Stuff to think about …


About xamble

Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29) Now I mostly use them. Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can. And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.
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