That's Elmore Leonard, quoted here in Olen Steinhauer's piece about Leonard's new novel, Raylan. Here's the fuller quote:Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.I like it. Steinhauer, though, doesn't. Or at least he's torn by it:Jazzy prose that occasionally lets go of “proper usage” is Leonard’s trademark.
Post by Linda Sharps Elmore Leonard, the amazing crime novelist who wrote Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and the short story 3:10 to Yuma, passed away on Tuesday from complications from a stroke. Leonard, known to his friends as Dutch, d... Read Post
The story of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens marks the first time that Elmore Leonard’s work has worked on television. Thanks to cable network FX, the series has been allowed to depict the quirkiness, humor and unexpected bursts v... Read Post