Glitz Mass Market Paperback – Sep 12 2002
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From the Publisher
Vincent Mora just can't win. He's been shot, his girlfriend is about to be tossed off a balcony, and there's a vengeful creep looking to even a twisted score. Set against the tacky glitter of Atlantic City's billion-dollar casinos, Glitz has all the classic Leonard touches: quirky characters, colorful and cinematic scenes, and dialogue that's, well, to die for. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard has written more than three dozen books during his highly successful writing career, including the national bestsellers Mr. Paradise, Pagan Babies, and Get Shorty. Many of his novels have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Valdez Is Coming, and Rum Punch (as Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown). He has been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan, with his wife.
Top Customer Reviews
Seven years ago, Teddy Magyk (a.k.a. "Mr. Magic") was imprisoned after Vincent Mora brought him down for raping a senior citizen. Now Teddy's out, and he wants revenge. But there are some things he didn't count on. One, Vincent Mora isn't going to go down without a fight; and two, Vincent still has the mean look in his eyes...
Here, Mr. Leonard has written a movie-like crime thriller that will definitely not leave his many fans disappointed. I highly recommend you go out and buy "Glitz".
Why do I even give two stars? Because, I must admit, I'm very afraid to give this guy less than that. He certainly did his homework and knows a lot of the cop slang and settings he describes. But that's a very common flaw, to put a lot of accurate information on a BORING plot.
For great crime fiction, do check on James Elroy.
Leonard has a very creative and often humorous technique in dialogue, description and story: never long-winded, perfectly paced, and intriguing. He has found the perfect balance between the images of a clear picture and the dialogue of a good movie (!).
Glitz is no exception to this successful formula. Not one stereotypical character throughout, a body count with resolutions so the reader is not left unsettled.
I finished Glitz in one sitting and wished there was more!
Most recent customer reviews
I was dazzled by Leonard's writing here, but as the story progressed I didn't feel any simpathy for the sleazy characters or feel very intrested in the plot.Published on April 14 2004 by Robert S.
My first leonard novel was Rum Punch,I have been hooked ever since.I have bought 15 of his books,Glitz is my overwhelming favorite. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2001 by Groovy
This was my first Elmore Leonard novel. I have seen the movies based on his novels which made me curious about his writing. I will read more of his novels. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 1999