Late to the party again, but thought I'd mention that in the late 80s, LaBrava was scheduled to be filmed with Dustin Hoffman. A producer friend was doing it and was gaga over the script. I don't know what happened.
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> . I also am soon to be
> reading LaBrava, which was recommended by Entertainment
> Weekly as the #40th best novel of the last 25 years.
> I've only read Unknown Man #69 and Maximum Bob so far,
> but I've seen a number of the movies based on his
> books: Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Big Bounce, and Jackie
I just finished LaBrava a few days ago. It is basically a riff on the noir films of the 40's. LaBrava is a photographer who only works in black and white, for instance. I thought it was ok but not nearly the best Leonard I've read.
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