Elmore Leonard is simply one of the best crime writers around – sharp, funny, and a keen observer of the human condition. I don’t think he can write a bad book. But, in my opinion, Pronto is not one of his best. It is, however, notable for introducing Raylan Givens, a wonderful character that ended up starring in the TV series, Justified, and maybe that’s reason enough to read it.
Pronto is certainly entertaining but if you’ve never read anything by Elmore Leonard, start elsewhere, perhaps Get Shorty or Rum Punch.