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The Switch [Mass Market Paperback]

Elmore Leonard
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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May 16 2002

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn't figure the lowlife husband wouldn't want his lady back. So it's time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing -- with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who's hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.


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An absolute master. -- The Detroit News

The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever! -- The New York Times Book Review

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Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. Looks good until they learn the lowlife husband doesn't want his wife back. So it's time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing—with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who's hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars FEMALE AWAKENING July 5 2002
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Mickey Dawson is cute but naive. Engulfed in the social world of tennis and country clubs, Mickey is out of touch with her life and almost a zombie with her uncaring husband, Frank. And she really should know Frank is up to no good.
Famed thriller writer, Elmore Leonard, looks carefully at Mickey's marriage in THE SWITCH and finds it empty. But Mickey takes a long time to get it. Rationalizing, she makes excuses. Numb, she avoids confrontation. Ignorant, she finally gets smart after meeting an ex-con with a botched up plan.
But Mickey does grow and she doesn't get mad, she gets even. Leonard shows her switching from a suburban zombie into a complete woman. Too bad the rest of her friends at the country club couldn't be switched on too.
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2.0 out of 5 stars WISH I HAD SWITCHED FROM THE SWITCH!!! Oct. 14 2002
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Have read several Leonard books and this may be the worst one I have read. The two so called "bad men" remind me of my self if I tried to do what they did. NOTHING goes right. Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara grab Mickey Dawson, wife of Frank Dawson, to hold for ransom. Frank could care less. He has a mistress and does not want his wife back. This makes Mickey very upset and she decides she wants part of the action with Ordell and Louis. Meanwhile, the mistress decides she wants to be part of their plan too. You will meet crazy Richard, who likes to shoot people. There was page after page of just talk. Nothing happening. I kept thinking it would get better but no such luck. If you are having trouble sleeping try this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing, cool and extremely funny May 18 2003
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"The Switch" is another great Elmore Leonard read. It's absorbing, cool and extremely funny; you won't want to switch from "The Switch"! SHAFT-like Ordell Robbie and white Louis Gara have just devised a brilliant plan: they're going to kidnap the wife of a multi-million-dollar golfing ...and demand a $1,000,000 ransom. The problem: it turns out the cranky golfer recently filed for devorce! Quite fun and also quite hilarious, it features a variety of characters, not the craziest of which are a cultist Nazi-worshipper and a stoned, sex-loving young 'un looking for...something. A recommended read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taranteno recomends,.... May 9 2004
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I live in Michigan. Leonard in a celeb here, but I never read any of his books, until I heard Quentin Taranteno had his cast of "Jackie Brown" read "The Switch" before they started filming.
Yes, I know "Jackie Brown" is the Leonard novel "Rum Punch".
So being a huge Q.T. fan I read "The Switch".
POW!!!
I have a new hero,....his name is Elmore Leonard!!!
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