I read my first Elmore Leonard novel many, many years ago.

I've listened to every available audiobook too.

Elmore Leonard, IMO the greatest author and storyteller of all time passed away today at the ripe old age of 87.

His novels inspired me from day one and through the decades of his work he, somehow, always managed to be a class above the rest.

Hollywood has tried and failed to create a feature film that comes close to any of his novels.

Not even QT could muster around a 70% "EV" with "Jackie Brown" (novel=Rum Punch) IMO.

But EL's audiobooks have gotten me through some rough times and I can listen to them over and over again.

My favourite audiobook of all time was first written in 1972, and is called "Forty Lashes Less One" .

So to honour the passing and the beginning of a legend I'm going to play 40 ten cent 360 MTT's LESS ONE, before I enter any other tournament at this time.

EL, your true fame will live on forever in your writting and I highly recommend all your lifes work to those who just didn't know.

1953  The Bounty Hunters
1954  The Law at Randado  1990 – Border Shootout
1956  Escape from Five Shadows
1959  Last Stand at Saber River  1997 – Last Stand at Saber River
1961  Hombre  1967 – Hombre
1969  The Big Bounce  1969 – The Big Bounce
2004 – The Big Bounce
The Moonshine War  1970 – The Moonshine War
1970  Valdez Is Coming  1971 – Valdez Is Coming
1972  Forty Lashes Less One
1974  Mr. Majestyk  1974 – Mr. Majestyk
52 Pick-Up  1984 – The Ambassador
1986 – 52 Pick-Up
1976  Swag
1977  Unknown Man No. 89
The Hunted
1978  The Switch
1979  Gunsights
1980  City Primeval
Gold Coast  1997 TV film
1981  Split Images  1992 TV movie
1982  Cat Chaser  1989 – Cat Chaser
1983  Stick  1985 – Stick
LaBrava
Edgar Award, Best Novel (1984)
1985  Glitz  1988 TV film
1987  Bandits
Touch  1997 film – Touch
1988  Freaky Deaky  2012 – Freaky Deaky
1989  Killshot  2009 – Killshot
1990  Get Shorty  1995 – Get Shorty
1991  Maximum Bob  1998 TV series
1992  Rum Punch  1997 – Jackie Brown
1993  Pronto  1997 TV film
2010 – TV series Justified
1995  Riding the Rap  2010 – TV series Justified
1996  Out of Sight  1998 – Out of Sight
2003 – TV series Karen Sisco
Naked Came the Manatee
(One chapter of serial novel)
1998  Cuba Libre
Tonto Woman
(One chapter of serial novel)  2007 – Academy Awards nominated Live Action Short
1999  Be Cool  2005 – Be Cool
2000  Pagan Babies
2001  Fire in the Hole  2010 – TV series Justified
2002  When the Women Come Out to Dance
Anthology (includes Fire in the Hole)
Tishomingo Blues
2004  A Coyote's in the House
2004  Mr. Paradise
2005  The Hot Kid
2006  Comfort to the Enemy
2007  Up in Honey's Room
2009  Road Dogs
2010  Djibouti
2012  Raylan

RIP. EL.

 

SL