Thursday, 28 May 2015
Short Book Review - Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
Being a fan of the film, I'd put off reading the book for a long time. I suppose I thought I'd constantly compare it to the film. As it happens I did, but it wasn't a problem, if anything it made the book and storyline stronger.
Jackie Brown is actually Jackie Burke, still an airline stewardess but white. That, and what happens to one of the detectives, are the main differences between the book and the film. The ending is also different, but I still hummed 100th Street when I finished reading it. We also get to read about more of Ordell's deals.
The book itself is a tight page-turner and I only wish I'd read it before seeing the film.
Got to be 5/5