I started this blog post in the form of a journal nearly 30 years ago. Then it was a web page, and now here it is in a new form. I come back to edit this list from time to time, but it remains my list of recommended fiction, sorted by author’s last name. Continue reading
I love the writings of Elmore Leonard. Not familiar with his work? Did you like the TV show Justified? How about the films Jackie Brown, Bandits, or Get Shorty? All are based on the work of Elmore Leonard.
He published an extremely short book, Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, which I can distill down to just this simple list (but buy the book — it’s delightful!)
I find it interesting that using real quotation marks in writing does not adequately convey what air quotes mean when speaking.