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Apr 21, 2012
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Elmore Leonard, Rum Punch1

Elmore Leonard is my favorite author for air travel. No bullshit, just great dialogue and a big bag of money everybody’s trying to get.

Rum Punch is the source material for my favorite Tarantino movie, Jackie Brown. The movie is a case study of great adaptation: trimming a little fat (tasty, but still fat) from the story, transforming the material into something of your own (Jackie, in the original, is not black, and certainly not Pam Grier), etc.

If you’re not familiar with Leonard’s work: GET TO IT. Here’s a great line on Hemingway from a recent Q&A: “I used to read a lot of him till I learned he had no sense of humor.”



You’ll notice from the photo that I’ve had the hardcover for ages, but only finally read the ebook—Leonard is the perfect for the Kindle. ↩

Elmore Leonard, Rum Punch1

Elmore Leonard is my favorite author for air travel. No bullshit, just great dialogue and a big bag of money everybody’s trying to get.

Rum Punch is the source material for my favorite Tarantino movie, Jackie Brown. The movie is a case study of great adaptation: trimming a little fat (tasty, but still fat) from the story, transforming the material into something of your own (Jackie, in the original, is not black, and certainly not Pam Grier), etc.

If you’re not familiar with Leonard’s work: GET TO IT. Here’s a great line on Hemingway from a recent Q&A: “I used to read a lot of him till I learned he had no sense of humor.”


  1. You’ll notice from the photo that I’ve had the hardcover for ages, but only finally read the ebook—Leonard is the perfect for the Kindle. 

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  2. jedsundwall said: We will watch Jackie Brown soon! Promise!
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