LaBrava was the first Leonard I read - and it made me wonder what all
the fuss was about. At that time he was advertised, at least here in
Finland, as a new Chandler, which he clearly isn't. Later on I read
Get Shorty, and I saw the light. After that, I have translated two of
his books into Finnish and read most of them. Recently, I read Cuba
Libre, which is kind of like a western in Cuba, then I read a real
western, Valdez Is Coming - a great book - and just yesterday I
finished Split Images - thanks for the recommendation, Mr. T. A
terrific book. I really can't say, which Leonard is the best. Almost
all of them are good.
Fredric Brown is another old favorite of mine. As it happens, I have
translated two of his novels and a few short stories, too. He's
especially good at short stories.
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