Fb2 Valdez Is Coming ePub
by Elmore Leonard
|Publisher:||Thorndike Press; 1 edition (June 13, 2005)|
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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.
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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.