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Date: 29 Jun 2009

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    --- In, BaxDeal@... wrote:
    > In a message dated 6/28/09 4:52:58 PM, jon.bravard@... writes:
    > > I think the Hot Kid is very good, and very worth reading.
    > >
    > duly noted. I'd stopped picking his books up because of how lackluster
    > Mr. Paradise and Pagan Babies seemed to me

    Mr. Paradise is the weakest Leonard I can remember. It didn't bore me, but it was thin. I think the main character wasn't fleshed out enough, forcing Leonard to use sheer technique to keep the thing afloat, which he managed. Probably a C-plus grade. I haven't read The Hot Kid yet, but look forward to it if the reports are true and it's good.



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