A World of Speculation

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard joins forces with Mark Twain in Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle.

Great advice from two novelists with some characteristics in common–humor, knack for dialogue, fine sense of story. Never mind that Twain broke at least one of Leonard’s rules–he gets a pass because he did eye dialect so well, but Leonard’s right that it’s hard to read. Leonard hasn’t written his Huckleberry Finn, to my knowledge, but I suspect that Twain would have liked Get Shorty.