One-eyed blogging I'm a whiz at. One-eyed reading's trickier. I haven't been able to go back through my Elmore Leonard novels to find the passages I need to write the kind of tribute post I'd like to write. Fortunately, our old pal Nancy Nall, an even more devoted Leonard fan, has already written the kind of post I'd like to write:
Check it out. One of the best things, no link to Leonard's 10 Rules, on purpose. Nance is right. If you want to learn how to write like Leonard, read his books.
Nance is also right. Out of Sight is the best movie adaptation of any of his crime novels.
Nobody I've seen has mentioned Hombre, though, as the best adaptation of one of his Westerns.
And for the record, I'm the English professor friend of Nance's who says that "when the historians of the future want to know how we lived, the details of our daily lives, they’ll turn to the genre novelists to tell us." I stand by that thought.