Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Up In Honey's Room" by Elmore Leonard

Up In Honey’s Room takes place in the waning days of World War II. Walter Shoen, described as the most boring man alive, is a German butcher living in Detriot. He believes that he is Heinrich Himmler’s identical twin and considers himself a loyal Nazi. He is hiding two escaped German POWs on his farm. Carl Webster is a federal Marshall tracking the escaped POWs. We also meet several other members of an alleged German spy ring including the maniacal cross-dressing Bohdan Kravchenko. At the center of this cast is Walter’s ex-wife, Honey Deal. Honey is a carefree and beautiful blond that seems to instantly seduce every man she meets. Carl enlists Honey to help him get at the POWs through Walter. Carl soon finds himself in a battle with both Honey’s seductive ploys and the ridiculous maneuvering of the spy ring’s hapless members.

Up In Honey’s Room is trademark Leonard from start to finish. It is entirely dialogue-driven - sharply drawn and humorous characters having funny and entertaining conversations. The plot is particularly threadbare and there isn’t much gun play or other action. The spare and somewhat languorous nature of the plot have subjected Up In Honey’s Room to a fair amount of criticism, most calling it a middling entry in Leonard’s catalog, at best. I don’t read Leonard for complex or innovative plots, nor do I expect much action. What I do expect is exactly what Honey delivers, memorable characters that capture and hold my imagination, together with loads of entertaining dialogue. Honey isn’t as rich as Tishomingo Blues or quite as funny as Mr. Paradise, but it immediately captured my attention and I liked the wacky cast of characters.

I don’t have any quotes because I listened to this one on audiobook. Honey delivers a quick, entertaining story. The Carl Webster character was the subject of Leonard’s previous The Hot Kid, which was more favorably reviewed and is next on my audiobook list.


  1. I enjoyed over read your blog post. Your blog have nice information, I got good ideas from this amazing blog. I am always searching like this type blog post.
    French Open 2017 Live streaming
    Roland Garros en Direct

  2. wooow! that's awesome article www.eradominoqq.com
    poker online


  3. ان الرشيد تقدم افضل الخدمات الحديثة التى تعمل على تحسين خدمات نقل العفش المتميز لتسهل على العميل اعمال
    نقل عفش الكويت التى يحتاجها ونقدمها باسعار متميزة ومتطورة اتصل بنا الان للحصول على افضل الخدمات لاننا
    شركة نقل عفش بالكويت

  4. Our client can choose any of them as per their convenient. We are also open to send our angels any other place of your choice.Call Girls in Haridwar are waiting eagerly to meet you. You need to decide whether you want to meetthem at home or at any hotel. If you are facing any challenges in arranging any place, let me inform you that we have tie-ups with 3 start hotels as well as 5 start hotels. Check our other services...
    Call Girls in Lucknow
    Call Girls in Pune
    Call Girls in Shimla
    Call Girls in Surat
    Call Girls in Udaipur
    Russian Escorts in Faridabad

  5. I wanna tell that this is very beneficial , Thanks for taking your time to write this. With Insta stalker, you can find users, stories, hastags and more on Instagram. You don’t even need to login.


  6. We are one of the oldest Escorts Service Provider and we have Model Call Girls in Gurgaon that will you never forget and come again and again. Check our other Services...
    Call Girl in Gurugram
    Russian Call Girls in Gurgaon
    Russian Escorts in Gurgaon
    Escorts Service in Gurgaon
    Sexy Call Girls in Gurgaon