Wonderful profile of Elmore Leonard by Anthony Lane in The New Yorker. In particular, Lane appreciates Leonard’s writing style:
“this aspect of his work has been undersung—the women, by instinct and by virtue of the lousy hand that society tends to deal them, outthink the men.”
“who is more alert to the life of an English sentence—its rises, failings, falls, and emergency stops?”
“Character is language in action.”
Read the entire piece here.