Three-Ten to Yuma by Elmore Leonard

Three-Ten to Yuma by Elmore Leonard

I am discovering that I prefer Leonard’s short-stories to his novels. Leonard is a master of less-is-more and his short stories, accordingly, convey considerable depth in a minimum of space.

In particular, I am drawn to Leonard’s characters who are complex, nuanced and all very believable.  Leonard’s ability to draw such believable characters with his minimalist style is in sharp contrast to Joe R Lansdale’s failings at character building, as discussed in my review of Savage Season.

These stories were written in the 50’s and have a timeless quality that holds up well.


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