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Mr. Majestyk Mass Market Paperback – Sep 12 2002

2.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (Sept. 12 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006008409X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060084097
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 150 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #681,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Leonard is the king of crime writers."
--Newsday

"Elmore Leonard is our greatest crime novelist...the best in the business."
--The Washington Post

"The hottest thriller writer in the U.S."
--Time

"Whatever you call his novels, they always read like Elmore Leonard, distinctive in style and vision, brilliantly inventive in plot and characters."
--Los Angeles Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Leonard is the king of crime writers."
--Newsday

"Elmore Leonard is our greatest crime novelist...the best in the business."
--The Washington Post

"The hottest thriller writer in the U.S."
--Time

"Whatever you call his novels, they always read like Elmore Leonard, distinctive in style and vision, brilliantly inventive in plot and characters."
--Los Angeles Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Not as riveting later Elmore Leonard novels. I gave up halfway through because the story was not progressing. I didn't like these people; they didn't possess any redeeming characteristics and I was tired of watching them self-destruct.
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Of course this book doesn't stack up against most other Leonard novels because it is after all a novelization, and a brief one at that. However, Mr. Majestyk makes for an enjoyable read given the right circumstances and certainly makes for a lot of fun. Tuck this one in your pocket on your way to the beach or the DMV and enjoy it for what it is.
Mr. Majestyk is an interesting read considering that it dodges many of the pitfalls of your typical macho story yet still delivers the goods. First of all, it is the antagonist who wants revenge instead of the other way around. Instead of a simple revenge story (Mr. subliminal now utters "Kill Bill") where the hero/heroine kills everyone that tried to screw them over, Mr Majestyk must stand up to the powerful Frank Renda, who is of course hellbent on revenge. Secondly, Leonard makes interesting use of Majestyk's previous run-in with the law. Instead of your typical story about a guy that tries to go straight but the street life pulls him back in for one big score (um can you say After Hours? and every other novel from the 80's?), Majestyk was actually a straight guy all along. Since Majestyk has no credibility with the authorities, he must cover his own bacon.
Overall, this book is a straight-up story that should be enjoyed for it's simplicity alone. I read it in between Desperation and the Regulators, two very long Stephen King books, and it made for a nice little break. Chances are fellow readers, what you take away from Mr. Majestyk is what you started with. Just make sure to spit out the seeds.
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Elmore Leonard is the king of crime fiction. We know this because the covers of all his paperbacks say so, and it's so. Nelson DeMille, Ed McBain, Joseph Wambaugh, and others all have their points, but no one has consistently produced the level of crime fiction that Leonard has over the course of five decades now.
"Mr. Majestyk" isn't part of that legacy. It's a sturdy, muscle-minded, no-frills crime story that 100 other guys could have churned out in the 1970s, and many did. The idea of a peaceable loner coming up against dark criminal forces, only to be revealed as more formidable than any of his adversaries banked on, was old then and older now. Characterization is limited. The atmosphere is arid as a sun-baked arroyo. Most surprisingly for Leonard, the dialogue is long on brawn and short on brains. "Shut up, %**$^@#" is about the best the normally loquacious Leonard seems able, or interested, in presenting.
A good review elsewhere on this page notes the book was actually written after the movie, which became a Charles Bronson vehicle after Clint Eastwood dropped out. You can kind of smell that star positioning behind the unpromising premise of a melon farmer who runs into trouble while hiring migrant workers in the American Southwest. Dirty Harry wanted to show he wasn't all about gunning down minorities, and apparently Chuck Bronson felt the same (though this movie came out just before "Death Wish" did during the same year, 1974).
The novel doesn't shed much light in the migrant worker situation, or try to. Nor does it offer much insight into the Vietnam vet, Majestyk's previous line of work. It spends its short span setting up Majestyk's unenviable situation.
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