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Death by Books

Like you (I assume) I like books. I used to read fantasy exclusively, but these days I've branched out to pick up the occasional mystery, YA or steampunk novel. I also love to read about the art of writing and use that to improve my skills in my own work.
Pronto - Elmore Leonard This was my first exposure to an Elmore Leonard book. Initially, I was put off my his very "unwriterly" means of writing. I loved the dialogue though, so I kept reading along. For the most part, I really liked Raylan and Joyce. Harry was a prick and I would have let the mob have him.

The story was never slow, and kept me interested, so despite Mr. Leonard's unusual style I came away wanting to read more. At the end of the story was an article by Mr. Leonard that went into detail why he chose his particular style. It cleared up some of the questions I had and made me admire his writing more. I wish I'd read the article first as I would have appreciated the story more right from the start.