کتاب مرد ناشناس

اثر المور لئونارد از انتشارات بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب پارسه - مترجم: سیامک دل آرا-پرفروش های نیویورک تایمز

المور لئونارد در دوران نويسندگی خود بيش از ۴۰ کتاب نوشته است. بيشتر کتاب‌های لئونارد جزو پرفروش‌ترين کتاب‌های آمريکا هستند. برخی فيلم‌های هاليوود مانند «کوتوله را بگير»، «دور از ديد» و «رامپانچ»، اقتباسی از رمان‌های او هستند. انجمن نويسندگان معمايی‌نويس آمريکا به وی لقب استاد بزرگ داده است. درباره‌ی اين رمان نوشته‌اند:؛
روايتی خلاقانه از داستانی که خواننده را در جای خود ميخکوب می‌کند؛ داستانی به قلم بزرگ‌‌ترين نويسنده‌ی رمان‌های جنايی در زمان حال، شايد هم در طول تاريخ… نيويورک تايمز
المور لئونارد – استاد روايت – تصويری دقيق، جالب، وسوسه‌انگيز و در عين ‌حال هولناک از دنيای تبهکاران آمريکا ترسيم می‌کند… نيويورکر
المور لئونارد، نويسنده‌ای اصيل که با رمان پرکشش خود، مرزهای ژانر جنايی را درنورديده است. مرد ناشناس تصويری واقعی از جهانی کوچک است… واشنگتن‌پست


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** spoiler alert ** The novel follows the exploits of Detroit process server Jack Ryan, who has a reputation for finding men who dont want to be found. A string of seemingly unrelated crimes leads Ryan to the search for a missing stockholder known only as unknown man #89, but his missing man isnt unknown to everyone a pretty blonde hates his guts, and a very nasty dude named Virgil Royal wants him dead in the worst way. This is very unfortunate for Jack, who is suddenly caught in the crossfire of a lethal triple-cross and becomes as much a target as his nameless prey. Along the way, Ryan butts heads with local police, including six-shooter-carrying Dick Speed. The book is perhaps best remembered for a sequence taken straight from The Godfather, where thug Virgil plants a shotgun in the meeting place of his victim, in this case, the fire escape of Bobby Lears hotel room. Also of note is homosexual wannabe gangster Lonnie, whose superfly haircut was emulated by several of Elmore Leonards other characters.

NYT Book Review

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A 1970s novel from Elmore Leonard put his protagonist on familiar ground in the Detroit underworld. Jake Ryan is a easy-going process server who tries to track down a unstable criminal named Ray Leery for a court date, only to find him already in the morgue. There is also a certain Mr. Perez, a shady lawyer from New Orleans, who wants to find the ex-Mrs. Leery to get his finders fee on some valuable stocks Leerys father had set aside for his son, and forgotten decades earlier. Ryans task is to now find Mrs. Leery and find her he does--only to discover Perez and his associates want all the stocks and just need Denise Leery signature. (And then Denise and Ryan are expendable.)

This may not be top-drawer Leonard for some of his fans, but it crackles along at a good pace featuring very dimensional characters and interesting insights into a style of work I knew very little about. A believable and gripping thriller, with a bit of humor tossed. Those who enjoyed Elmore Leonards @Largo@ and @Glitz@ will like this worthy forerunner.

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Thanks to Hollywood, we all know Mr. Majestyk, 52 Pickup, Get Shorty, Be Cool, KillShot, etc., but Unknown Man # 89, published in 1977 after Swag, is an unknown gem thatll keep you flipping pages at night. Leonard weaves an original story of Jack Ryan, a Detroit process server, who is hired to find Bobby Lear by a con man named Mr. Perez. The con deals with unclaimed stocks and Ryan will hit pay dirt if he can just locate him for Mr. Perez. Easy enough right..? Its what Ryan does for a living. Wrong! Ryan gets himself in deeper to the con and has to figure out how to turn the tables on Mr. Perez. It leads to a clever triple-cross only Elmore Leonard could engineer.

Most notable scene: where Virgil Royal plants a shotgun in the room of his victim-- the fire escape of Bobby Lears hotel room; it is reminiscent of Puzos Godfather.

I would read Unknown Man # 89 again... and again...
Highly recommend!!!

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When you join the military you only get to bring a few things with you to basic training (toothbrush, razor..etc). I brought this book. I had started reading it during the summer after high school and simply couldnt let going into the Navy stop me from reading it.

This really was one of the first books I chose to read on my own as a young adult. I had read a few other worthwhile things like Invisible Man in high school, but those were still really for school projects, if you know what I mean. This Elmore Leonard book was all for me, as have been all of the other books of his I have read.

Id have to say that this one was the first of his that demonstrated his attentive ear as to how people actually speak. Try it yourself sometime, its harder than he makes it look!

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Not having read Leonard novels before, I was browsing the paperbacks and the library and saw such a collection I thought I would pick one up, and Im glad I did. I was familiar with Leonards work in the movies - Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Out of Sight - so I wasnt sure how good his writing was. I did enjoy this book, though the first thing that threw me off was when the book was written. It felt at times like it was from 2014, others from the early 1980s, which I think was the publication date. In this story, a process server is asked to find the owner of some stock that is worth a significant sum, and as you could imagine, the plot thickens from there. As I read this book, I couldnt help thinking of the Out of Sight movie and George Clooney in the role of Jack Ryan as I read this book, and that actually enhanced the book for me. Overall, a solid book to read.

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