»One evening I told him I went to a bookstore earlier, browsing in the suspense thriller section. I took a book off the shelf and opened it to the prologue. I recited the opening line: «The wind howled like a beast in pain.» Elmore took a beat and said: «Never open a book from the wind’s point of view.»«
Obituaries of 2013: Elmore Leonard remembered by Peter Leonard. Read more at The Guardian.
»Acclaimed US crime writer Elmore Leonard became a fan, describing [Mark ‚Chopper‘] Read as «a living legend … he’s vicious, he’s a brute».«
RIP | Mark ‚Chopper‘ Read was Australia’s best-known crime figure turned author, turned legend. The man with one name, ‚Chopper‘ has died from liver cancer. An obituary by John Silvester at The Sydney Morning Herald.