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by Elmore Leonard

  • ISBN: 0140089608
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Elmore Leonard
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New Ed edition (February 12, 1993)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • FB2 size: 1938 kb
  • EPUB size: 1481 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 562
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A New York Times notable book of the year. One of the season’s best escapes. Cat Chaser is just what one would expect from Elmore Leonard-quirky, peopled with oddball characters. and more twists and turns than a roller coaster.

A New York Times notable book of the year. Leonard’s prose and his hero keep as cool as a mug of beer under the trees. Washington Post Book World. Elmore Leonard a strong style and infallible ea. .Cat Chaser demonstrates the quality that has given him such a wide following. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mr. Leonard is incapable of cheating the reader.

Cat Chaser is just what one would expect from Elmore Leonard-quirky, peopled with oddball character. nd more twists and turns than a roller coaster

Cat Chaser is just what one would expect from Elmore Leonard-quirky, peopled with oddball character. nd more twists and turns than a roller coaster. Cleveland Plain Dealer A superior example of gritty writing and violent action. New York Times There are numerous reasons why Grand Master Elmore Leonard is considered the coolest.

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Amis: How do you feel when a book of yours goes through the treadmill of being turned into a movie?

Elmore Leonard Cat Chaser 1 MORAN’S FIRST IMPRESSION of Nolen Tyner: He looked like a high risk, the kind of guy who falls asleep smoking in bed. No luggage except for a six-pack of beer on the counter and the Miami Herald folded under his ar. e reminded Moran of a show-business personality going to seed. Long two-tone hair thinning fast, what was left of a blond pompadour receding from a sunburned peeling forehead. is looking for the girl who once ran over rooftops and tried to kill him. Call the Hotel Embajador. Amis: How do you feel when a book of yours goes through the treadmill of being turned into a movie?

Cat Chaser is just what one would expect from Elmore Leonard-quirky, peopled with oddball character. A superior example of gritty writing and violent action. There are numerous reasons why Grand Master Elmore Leonard is considered the coolest, hottest thriller writer in America.

Books by Elmore Leonard. Isn’t that false advertising? The high rise on the south side of us, nine stories, is called the Nautilus, Moran said, but I don’t think it’s a submarine. The one on the other side, it’s ten stories, is the Aurora. Tell me if you think it looks like a radiant glow in the upper atmosphere. Cat Chaser is one of them.

the grimly comic suspense action that Elmore Leonard fans have come to know and love. But as always, it’s Leonard’s impressive ear for dialogue that raises Cat Chaser above the herd of crime novels.

Author: Elmore Leonard. the grimly comic suspense action that Elmore Leonard fans have come to know and love. An example: That’s correct, Scully said, I’m a consultan. advise people on business matters, act as a go-between, bring people together that want to make deal. hings like that.

Elmore Leonard on fantasticfiction.

American novelist and screenwriter. Leonard at the 70th Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon, 2011. Elmore John Leonard Jr. (1925-10-11)October 11, 1925 New Orleans, Louisiana, . Elmore Leonard on fantasticfiction. Elmore Leonard Archive at the University of South Carolina Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.


Reviews about Cat Chaser (7):
ALAN
I'm still trying to get used to not having an actual book in my hands when I read, but it is convenient to have my complete library available in my little lightweight Kindle. I liked this book, I liked the characters and I really like the way Elmore Leonard writes. So I didn't think it fair to penalize him because of something the publisher did. This is the second EL book I've read out out by this publishing house and they both have 30% of filler at the end, identical each time, giving short synopses about every book Leonard ever wrote, every book made into a movie, the same interview he gave a guy who's name I've already forgotten, etc. So what's the big deal? I can just flip through all that to the end, right? But when my Kindle tells me I've still got 30% of the book left to read, and then it suddenly ends, it feels like the rug is being yanked out under my feet. I just never feel prepared for it. Maybe it's just me, but I like to know I'm coming to the end because I read it differently then. Do any other readers feel like I do about that? I paid full Kindle ebook price for this novel, so I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth. I just wish the publisher would either put all this at the front of the book or take it out altogether.
Jerinovir
I should start off by saying that I am not the biggest Elmore Leonard fan. I love his writing style, but I usually don't care much for his stories or his characters. Not that I hate them, just that I don't find them particularly interesting. Having said that...

Cat Chaser is weak by almost any standard. It starts off with George Moran, an ex-Marine, deciding that he wants to visit Santo Domingo. Why? For closure, since he fought a war there. Okay, whatever. We'll discover he's EXTREMELY sentimental. Anyway, while he's there he decides to look for some kid that tried to shoot him 16 years ago. He puts an ad in a newspaper, which just happens to get picked up by a radio station, making Moran famous. Why does any of this matter? It doesn't help him find that (now grown) kid, but it does give a con-artist a chance to step in. So the kid is a plot device; got it. Meanwhile, Moran meets up with a former...let's call her girlfriend, Mary. Moran knew Mary a few years ago, but he hadn't seen her since his divorce until she just happens to show up in Santo Domingo on the same day as George. So they have a nice few days in bed and try to decide how Mary can leave her husband. She can't just come out and leave him, you see, because then he wouldn't realize it's all because he's a creep. So she decides to wait until her departure will best advance the plot. And the con-artist, well, they both know he's a con-artist but still keep him around because...actually, there's no viable reason at all for them to keep him around, they just do.

Anyway, George and Mary both head back to Miami, where they part and 15 minutes later -- literally -- start missing each other. Moran's such a softie. He also owns a motel that never has any guests. But it serves as a place that all the secondary characters can hang out so plot things can happen. So we get detectives and con-artists and ex-generals and bodyguards and lots of other people getting embroiled in a plot that wouldn't even be possible if a single coincidence failed to materialize, or if the characters ever made a rational decision. I'm sorry, am I asking too much for middle-aged people to act like adults instead of love-struck teenagers?

There simply isn't a believable moment in the whole story (that was just the first third). Thankfully that story goes by fairly quickly with Leonard's natural flair for storytelling. But this is a weak entry in the Elmore Leonard canon.
Black_Hawk_Down
If it's Elmore Leonard it's going to be good. Good rule of thumb.
Zolorn
George Moran is a man who married into money and divorced out of most of it. Earlier in life, he served in the military and saw some brief action in the Dominican Republic. Now running a small motel, he returns to the Dominican Republic to see the places where he fought without the stress of combat and also to search for a girl who was his enemy at the time but who also intrigued him. While there, he meets up with the wife of a former Dominican general who was also known to him when he was married. The two had always had a connection of sorts and they end up in a passionate affair. I won't give away any more specific plot details but there is a fair amount of intrigue as well as the near-constant threat of violence and murder.

Elmore Leonard is well known as a master of prose and the narrative here is certainly clear and crisp. Most of the characters were interesting, even some of the minor ones that are barely part of the story. While the author is sometimes classified as a mystery writer, this is neither a mystery nor a detective story. It's crime fiction featuring a more or less ordinary guy getting caught up in a mess and trying to work his way through it.

The plot was the weak spot for me. The Dominican angle wasn't that interesting to me to begin with and the whole angle with the girl there never really went anywhere. I also found it difficult to empathize with George's lover who carries on an affair and wants to leave her husband but keeps waiting around because she hasn't had time to write out the perfect goodbye speech yet. She knows that he's had many people killed and that he knows about her affair but won't leave for far too long.

The story takes several turns but most felt muddled, instead of being suspenseful twists. I don't want to overstate the case, this is not a bad book. But it was a disappointment because I had heard a lot of good things about Elmore Leonard and I can't say that I was enthralled with my first experience reading him. Established fans may enjoy it, but if you're looking to try the author for the first time, I'd recommend looking at one of his other works.
Doktilar
Another home run by Elmore
Uanabimo
Love Elmore Leonard but this was not one of my favorites.
Jek
Classic Elmore Leonard! He's the man! What a world he creates, with such ordinary flawed characters who emerge and survive.
Absolutely love him! And such spare writing! He cuts through the crap!
This was a good one, romance, change of scene and a lot of uncertainty. I especially liked the ending.

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