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by Elmore Leonard

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Elmore Leonard
ISBN: 0786276916
ISBN13: 978-0786276912
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (June 13, 2005)
Pages: 256
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Valdez Is Coming (1970).

Valdez Is Coming (1970). SUMMARY: They laughed at Roberto Valdez and then ignored him. But when a dark-skinned man was holed up in a shack with a gun, they sent the part-time town constable to deal with the problem - and made sure he had no choice but to gun the fugitive down. Trouble was, Valdez killed an innocent man. And when he asked for justice - and some money for the dead man's woman - they beat Valdez and tied him to a cross. They were still laughing when Valdez came back Synopsis

Valdez is Coming" (also in film) has the weakest conclusion and plot line I have been wanting to read Elmore Leonard for a long time.

Valdez is Coming" (also in film) has the weakest conclusion and plot line. Hombre" is basically "The Man With No Name" as depicted by Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone in the justly immortal film series. Of the short stories, "3:10 to Yuma" most clearly disappoints. I have been wanting to read Elmore Leonard for a long time. I put it off until I bought this book which is the basis of some great western movies.

Elmore Leonard on fantasticfiction. Valdez Is Coming (1971). The Ambassador (1984).

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.

Valdez Is Coming book. The Library of America has recently published a volume of westerns by Elmore Leonard (1925 - 2013) to accompany its earlier three volumes of Leonard's crime fiction. The LOA collection is an excellent way to get to know Leonard's writings in the western genre. The LOA volume includes this novel, "Valdez is Coming", published as a paperback original in 1970 and made into a 1971 movie starring Burt Lancaster.

Читать онлайн Valdez Is Coming. The shout came from there, and Bob Valdez and everybody on the slope were looking by the time the Lipan Apache woman had reached the edge of the shade. She walked out from the hut toward the willow trees carrying a bucket, not hurrying or even looking toward the slope. Nobody fired at her, though this was not so strange.

Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014

Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier. He was 87 years old. Библиографические данные. Valdez is Coming Thorndike Famous Authors Series Thorndike Press large print famous authors series.

Elmore Leonard Valdez Is Coming 1 Picture the ground rising on the east side of the pasture with scrub trees thick on the slope and pines higher up. This is where everybody was. Not all in one place but scattered in small groups. Not all in one place but scattered in small groups, about a dozen men in the scrub, the front line, the shooters who couldn’t just stand around. 1. Picture the ground rising on the east side of the pasture with scrub trees thick on the slope and pines higher up.

This is where everybody was. They’d fire at the shack. when they felt like it, or when Mr. Tanner passed the word, they would all fire at once. Others were up in the pines and on the road that ran along the crest of the hill, some three hundred yards from the shack across the pasture. Those watching made bets whether the man in the shack would give himself up or get shot first. It was Saturday and that’s why everybody had the time.

That was the way Bob Valdez had pictured it taking place: leading Tanner with plenty of time and setting it up to make the deal. Give me the money for the Lipan woman or you don’t get your woman back. He had almost forgotten the Lipan woman. He couldn’t picture her face now. It wasn’t a face to remember, but now the woman had no face at all. She was somewhere, sitting in a hut eating corn or atole, feeling the child inside her and not knowing this was happening outside in the night. He would say to Tanner, You see how it is?

When Valdez is maneuvered by Tanner into shooting an innocent man, he launches a one-man war for justice for the man’s widow that culminates with a surprising twist. With Forty Lashes Less One (1972) Leonard explores the comic tone that would mark his later books.

They laughed at Roberto Valdez and then ignored him. But when a dark-skinned man was holed up in a shack with a gun, they sent the part-time town constable to gun the fugitive down. Trouble was, Valdez had killed an innocent man. And when he asked for justice - and some money for the widow - they beat Valdez and tied him to a cross. And then Valdez came back . . .
Comments to eBook Valdez Is Coming
Oppebro
"Never watch a movie before reading the book" except with Valdez is Coming. The book and the movie overlap closer than any other book-movie combination I can think of. Seen the movie? Go ahead and still read the book. You'll get a bit more insight into a each of the characters. The actors in the movie fit perfectly with the characters in the book. (You also will learn who really killed Gay Erin's husband.) Fun quick read.
Onetarieva
Great revenge story. Wonderful dialogue, just enough detail to set the scene for you but rarely any extra descriptions to get in the way of the story. Elmore Leonard has certainly created more nuanced characters than the ones you'll find here, but that won't stop you from hissing at the bad guys and rooting for Bob Valdez to give ' em what they have coming to them.
Ffrlel
Ah, I miss Elmore Leonard. Whether you're talking hard-boiled, modernist tough guys or laconic, dangerous Old West characters, he really had the goods. This book is basically the old story of a 'harmless' righteous man who gets pushed too far and reverts to the younger, more dangerous Cavalry Scout he used to be. He doesn't become Superman, but he has more than enough talents and abilities -- and hardware -- to be the nightmare of Frank Tanner, a casually brutal boss-man who's got himself a small army that suddenly starts getting a lot smaller. Yeah, there's some brutality, but it's not terribly graphic, and anyway, this ain't a sparkly-vampire novel, it's a realistic story about the Old West, which was a place with some pretty rough edges. If you hate confrontations and hate westerns, stay away from this novel. Otherwise, it's a great read.
Vijora
I have been on a Leonard spree, just finished Ride the Rap and Out of Sight. I have been wanting to watch Lancaster in Valdez is Coming, but thought I would read the book, since I haven't yet. As usual, it was a page turner.

Even though this came out originally in 1970, it's still a bit ahead of it's time. The lead character -- Robert Valdez is a low key peace officer and former Apache hunter. Leonard is brave enough to have the Mexican warrior-hero getting over on everyone who wants to just push him off and ignore him. But he doesn't ignore so easy.

Valdez just wants justice for a man's widow but can't seem to find anyone willing to do the right thing on their own. So Valdez has to "convince" them in his own way.

The real value in this story is that Valdez' mores and individuality begin to rub off on the other characters. He earns the respect of the beautiful woman and his enemies who, in the end, find themselves siding more with Valdez than their boss, learn that there is more to respect in a man than his money -- and that there are some things worth fighting for.

In the end, even Valdez has trouble remembering what it was all about. He started off doing something selfless and that turned into finding some things about himself and possibly even a future he never envisioned. But all this did not deter him from enforcing his own code. And finally, it is the code that wins out, even in the face of money and guns.

The ending is more about honor than vengance and is a bit of a surprise. It is a different message than you might find in most pulp westerns. But you have to read the book, I'm not going to spill 'em for you.

Total pleasure. I hate Leonard's books because nothing gets done until you finish it.
Ffleg
Elmore Leonard writes a western tale as well as he does anything else - which is to say, VERY well! While having components of the "wrong ed hero - revenge" format, Valdez Is Coming manages to be much more. A good tale, regardless of the venue, but an especially good story of the American west.
MOQ
Most enjoyable book that I have read in a long time. I thought the characters, especially Valdez, were crafted very well. There is also plenty of action for those who like those type of Westerns. The movie with Burt Lancaster was good but I think the novel is better.
Prinna
A good read; if you've seen the movie with Burt Lancaster, you'll be surprised at how closely the script follows the book. If you have not seen the movie, and like western settings and characters, then this is a good choice.
First read this just before the movie was released, in fact I still have the original copy with pictures of Burt Lancaster as Roberto Eladio Valdez. Bob Valdez, the quiet Constable of the Mex side of town, ressurects Roberto the Indian Fighter, when he is forced to respond to the brutality of a group of gun runners. They put him up against a wall and shoot at him and tie him to a cross, but his payback is like nothing they could imagine. Roberto does not fight, he simply kills, like the Apaches he learned to hunt years earlier. He is all ten people you never really want mad at you.
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