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Elmore Leonard : At Home in Detroit : Michigan USA
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Well, Detroit is bankrupt....... Or is it? Its out of cash certainly ........ But some dispute arose over whether it should be allowed to file for bankruptcy and become the biggest American City to go officially into bankruptcy protection ............ it's a tragic situation for the City and for all those that depend of their Detroit City pensions like retired firefighters and teachers and all sorts of other city employees ......... people who have every right and expectation to have earned a reasonable and secure retirement.

I was thinking about Detroit because of it being on the news due to this financial crisis brought about through its long decline. The city has been shrinking along with the fortunes and presence of the American Car Company giants like GM and Ford ........ Those companies have through their own bankruptcies and special financial bailout protections managed to have a bit of a come back......... Sadly, not so Detroit.

But I was also thinking about Detroit because my friend H today gave me a copy of: 'Get Shorty' by Elmore Leonard .......... H said this book was un-put-down-able once started .......... He had just read it on a flight .......... I must give it a peek ........... Because incredibly having even met with and photographed Elmore Leonard in his home in Detroit ....... I have still never read one of his novels or even watched one of the famed movies from the books .......... Many of which, I understand, take as inspiration the tough reality of Detroit's streets and life ........ I was half grimly wondering if this bankruptcy will inspire another un-put-down-able novel ............ :-( :-/ :-)

Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PS........... At the time of the shoot I could not put up the famed interviewee but I could put up the famed interviewer http://www.jezblog.com/index.php?showimage=628 :-))))))))))))))

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