I had last Tuesday off and took myself to Big Star for tacos. I was reading at the bar and the bartender said "you know Elmore Leonard died". I said yes and that's why I was reading him. He said "Oh, so now he's dead and you pay attention". Pretty much.
"Rum Punch" was boring. I like plot driven narratives, I'm not above reading potboilers and I like mysteries. I did not care about the characters. I did not enjoy the story. I finished it but I'm not sure how soon I'll get to "Get Shorty", the other one I purchased.
Oh, well. Win some and lose some. At least it was a good conversation starter!