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Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The…

Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The Unpublished Stories

by Elmore Leonard

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Kind of an uneven collection of Leonard's unpublished short stories mostly written when he was an advertising writer for the automotive industry. ( )
  velopunk | Dec 16, 2015 |
Some reviewers are suggesting that this is for hardcore Elmore Leonard fans, an interesting read for seeing his development as an author, blah, blah, blah. Of course it is all that but it can still stand alone as a collection of good stories, especially for those who like their westerns and crime fiction in small doses. Library book. ( )
  seeword | Dec 13, 2015 |
These were unpublished stories during Elmore Leonard's lifetime and for the most part they should have remained unpublished. Some of them don't even appear to be complete stories, but just fragments of stories. There are a few stories that deserved to see the light of day, but only a few. Tag this one for the Elmore Leonard completist. ( )
  bjkelley | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062364928, Hardcover)

A collection of fifteen stories, eleven of which have never been previously published, from the early career of bestselling American master Elmore Leonard.

Over his long and illustrious career, Elmore Leonard was recognized as one of the greatest crime writers of all time, the author of dozens of bestselling books—many adapted for the big screen—as well as a master of short fiction. A superb stylist whose crisp, tight prose crackled with trademark wit and sharp dialogue, Leonard remains the standard for crime fiction and a literary model for writers of every genre.

Marked by his unmistakable grit and humor, the stories in Charlie Martz and Other Stories—produced early in his career, when he was making his name particularly with westerns—reveal a writer in transition, exploring new voices and locations, from the bars of small-town New Mexico and Michigan to a film set in Hollywood, a hotel in Southern Spain, even a military base in Kuala Lumpur. They also introduce us to classic Leonard characters, some who recur throughout the collection, such as aging lawman Charlie Martz and weary former matador Eladio Montoya.

Devoted Leonard aficionados and fans new to his fiction will marvel at these early works that reveal an artist on the cusp of greatness.

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