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Free eBook Elmore Leonard's Western Round Up: Forty Lashes Less One download ISBN: 1565113985
Author: Elmore Leonard
Publisher: Highbridge Audio; Abridged edition (November 6, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1708 mb
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Rating: 4.4
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Forty Lashes Less One (1972). Chapter 1. The train was late and didn't get into Yuma until after dark.

Forty Lashes Less One (1972). Unknown publisher (2011). Forty Lashes Less One. Elmore Leonard. Then the ticket agent at the depot had to telephone the prison and tell them they had better get some transportation down here. One of the guards pulled him up and turned him around by the arm as Fisher closed the door. He's clean, the guard said. Nothing hid away down him or up him.

Forty Lashes Less One was a return to Leonard's western genre. The book is mostly a prison drama. The above synopsis takes up only the final 10% of the book (I was reading on a kindle so I don't have any page numbers)

Forty Lashes Less One was a return to Leonard's western genre. Set in a desert prison, the story centers around the conflict-turned friendship between an African American and a Native American. This book is a bit more gritty than some of Leonard's books that I have read to date. The above synopsis takes up only the final 10% of the book (I was reading on a kindle so I don't have any page numbers). Its about life in prison when a new warden takes over, a warden that believes in new techniques in trying to rehabilitate these men.

With Forty Lashes Less One (1972) Leonard explores the comic tone that would mark his later books. Set, like most of Leonard’s Westerns, against a stark Arizona landscape, the novel is a masterpiece of unbroken tension, as the hero confronts a violent new war for all he holds dear. Set within the harsh confines of Yuma Territorial Prison, the novel recounts the unlikely friendship of two prisoners-one part Apache, the other African American-planning a near-impossible escape.

Forty Lashes Less One" was a very enjoyable read.

However, the first story, "The Bounty Hunters", was a struggle for me to finish. Forty Lashes Less One" was a very enjoyable read.

Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted as the film Jackie Brown).

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Автор: Elmore Leonard (Элмор Леонард) Название: Elmore Leonard: Westerns: Last Stand at Saber .

Автор: Elmore Leonard (Элмор Леонард) Название: Elmore Leonard: Westerns: Last Stand at Saber River, Hombre, Valdez Is Coming, Forty Lashes Less One, Stories (Леонард Элмор: Вестерны.

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified.

Author Elmore Leonard. Gunsights and Forty Lashes Less One: Two Classic Westerns. Short Title GUNSIGHTS & 40 LASHES LESS 1. by Elmore Leonard. See all pics for general idea of condition. Author Elmore Leonard.

Stuck in the hellhole of Yuma Prison, Harold Jackson and Raymond San Carlos realize their only opportunity for freedom is the "offer" they are given to track down the five most ruthless men in Arizona.
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SupperDom
we begin in prison, a derelict place in the middle of nowhere, Arizona. an interim warden arrives with a new prisoner, a big black, taciturn man. before we know it, the warden, a failed Pentecostal preacher, is up to all kinds of foolishness, and the new prisoner begins an unlikely friendship with an Apache prisoner. by the end of the novel, we're on a cross-country manhunt, full of satisfying denouement as only the master can write it.
bass
Forty Lashes Less One was a return to Leonard's western genre. Set in a desert prison, the story centers around the conflict-turned friendship between an African American and a Native American. This book is a bit more gritty than some of Leonard's books that I have read to date. The liberal use of the dreaded "N-word" throughout the book, although likely accurate to the culture of the time period, made me feel a bit uncomfortable as I read the book. The book has an interesting group of characters ranging from the seasoned prison guard to the preacher-turned-warden, Mr. Manly.

I have to say that the end of the book was surprising and the very last line made me laugh out loud as it turns into the ending that, as a reader, I would have hoped for. It made the characters more believable.

Overall, this was not Leonard's best book, but still showed some of his development as a writer.
Yndanol
Some minor spoilers included

When I was looking at the synopsis for this book it said it was about a Native American and an African American Union Soldier who were both released from prison in order to track down outlaws. I thought it was going to be a really cool bounty hunter drama, like the first hour of Django Unchained. But that isn't what it really is.

The book is mostly a prison drama. The above synopsis takes up only the final 10% of the book (I was reading on a kindle so I don't have any page numbers). Its about life in prison when a new warden takes over, a warden that believes in new techniques in trying to rehabilitate these men. He chooses the two leads as his personal pet projects and inspires them to embrace their inner warrior and it leads to them going from anonymous prisoners to two people who the rest of the population looks at in awe of because of their radical transformation. Once enemies, the two become friends as they spent time in prison learning to run for miles without stopping for water or how to accurately throw a spear, to become the perfect trackers.

I was upset that it wasn't an all action thriller, but in retrospect I guess that's not Leonard's style. It wasn't the story that I expected, but what I got instead turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.
Nilarius
The master at work. We lost Elmore over a year ago and this is one of his earlier works from his Western canon, published in 1972. You can see the emergence of that wonderful ear for dialogue, the economy of words, the pitch-perfect characterisation. Truth be told, I'm more a fan of Leonard's modern crime stories but this is an outstanding example of his early frontier fiction. It is also brilliantly funny. It's the story of two prisoners at Yuma Correctional, a native American and an African American, sworn enemies who spend a lot of time fighting each other until they come to the notice of the prison's new director, a church-loving man who takes them under his wing and gets them to embrace their native genes. Throw in an escape plan, a guard who plays peeping tom to the two female prisoners at bath time, and a whole lot of one upmanship and you've got an early Elmore classic.
Mataxe
If you've never read Elmore Leonard , shame on you. The story takes place in Yuma prison, the story line is great , characters are fantastic. The description of prison life in those days, I don't know how he comes up with it. Mr. Leonard passed away last year, he will be missed, one of the greatest writers that ever lived in this country, maybe in the world. To me , L. Lamour does not hold a candle to Elmore Leonard westerns
Risteacor
Elmore Leonard is a great writer and historian. Loved the story.
Great delivery and book in excellent condition.
Cetnan
Another humdinger! Elmore Leonard spins yarns so engaging that one can barely put his book down. A prison story set in early 20th century Arizona that is timeless. Sleazy cons, corrupt guards, and a clueless warden. Throw in a couple of female prisoners and things get interesting.
I read this book years ago. I just had to have the Kindle version.