- Tapa blanda: 240 páginas
- Editor: W&N; Edición: New Ed (18 de septiembre de 2008)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0753822407
- ISBN-13: 978-0753822401
- Valoración media de los clientes: 1 opinión de cliente
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº178.412 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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Pronto (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 18 sep 2008
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No one does it better than Elmore Leonard and this grabs from the first line and doesn't let go. Pure brilliance (HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER)
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A tale of taut suspense from 'the best writer in crime fiction today' [USA Today]
Harry Arno runs a South Miami Beach gambling operation. To protect his position, he was forced to cut a deal with the local muscle, Jimmy Capotorto (Jumbo Jimmy Cap), an even fifty-fifty split. For years Harry had been padding his own stake by skimming off the top. Now a couple of local detectives - wise to sticky fingers - try to bag Jimmy by putting the squeeze on Harry.
U.S. Marshalls deliver Harry to court to testify at Jimmy's trial. Even though he's a step slower than he used to be, Harry's no fool - he slips out of the country pronto. With Jimmy Cap's men following and the Feds close behind, the three sides end up in Italy, watching their own backs while keeping abreast of Harry's. But it's not until the chase leads back to Miami that the real winners and losers are revealed ...Ver Descripción del producto
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I've never read Elmore Leonard before, but I am a huge fan of the TV series "Justified," which is based on his short story, "Fire In The Hole." The novel "Pronto," is the first novel in which Leonard introduces the Raylan Givens character (main character in the TV series). With Leonard's recent passing, I decided to dive into those novels which featured this character.
Leonard had a laid back writing style that was easy and enjoyable to read. In this novel, the story is told through each of the character's perspectives, allowing the reader to see all events from multiple viewpoints. Although it is definitely Raylan's story, it is also equally the story of the other characters, all interwoven into an exciting adventure, racing from the US to Italy and back. Although I haven't read enough of Leonard's work featuring the Raylan character to be sure, I believe the final action of the novel is the set up for "Fire In The Hole," providing the reason for Raylan's transfer back to the Harlan County, KY offices of the Marshall Service.
Like most novel series characters who jump to the small screen (well, some home screens aren't so small anymore, are they?), Raylan's backstory in the novels is a bit different than in the series. Winona (ex-wife) is less important and certainly described less attractively than Natalie Zea, who plays her in the tv series! Also, in the TV series, they have no children (until the 4th season, anyway), but he has two sons in the novels. However, the basic character is the same, for the most part, and I'm looking forward to reading the next novel in this short series, "Riding The Rap."
No problems with editing, proofing, etc. A thoroughly enjoyable read as Raylan tries to keep the rascally Harry Arno and Arno's girlfriend Joyce, alive and out of the grasp of Tommy Bucks (aka The Zip), and the rest of the gangsters out to make sure all three return home in a pine box.
I enjoyed picturing Timothy Olyphant acting out the witty dialogue and capping the baddies, although the novel breathes life into Raylan all by itself and even if you haven't seen Justified, I can't imagine you'll enjoy Pronto any less. I actually noticed a couple scenes from the show that were displayed a bit differently in the book, I could still see the inspiration for the show.
All in all Pronto is a great book, with funny, dangerous and like able characters putting on quite a fun show.
I tip my "cowboy hat" to Mr.Leonard
I discover the novels after finishing the Justified television series, and was greatly pleased when I find various of the main situations in the best episodes in the series in their original form as parts of the book (and in the second one, which I'm reading now).
I strongly recommend this book.