Sunday, April 25, 2010

Elmore

“Your prose makes Raymond Chandler look clumsy.’’--Martin Amis to Elmore Leonard at the Writers Guild Theatre, Beverly Hills, 1998.

Road Dogs except.

“. . .nobody I’ve ever read sets up pace, mood and sound better than Elmore Leonard. . .[He] is the greatest living writer of crime fiction.”--Barry Gifford, New York Times Book Review

6 comments:

Tulkinghorn said...

A much better choice than the lame interview you posted before a making a wise (and invisible) response to criticism.....

Generic said...

con·de·scend·ing  [kon-duh-sen-ding]
–adjective
showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: "They resented the older neighbors' condescending cordiality."

Tulkinghorn said...

About halfway into a staff meeting at Disney a long time ago, the head of the department that had me as a lawyer gave me a stare and asked (to the ill-hidden snickers of my co-workers) "Are you condescending to me?"

I assured him that I was not.

Generic said...

Meaning that you were (and in general can't help yourself) or that you are often unjustly accused?

Tulkinghorn said...

(What an opening!)

I think you should be able to figure that one out without my help....

Generic said...

Actually, I can't. A real stumper, as even your likely answer could be taken as evidence to the contrary. Cf. "I never tell the truth."