I re-read this one recently myself and had the same experience. It really has withstood the test of time. I love this book.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> Inspired by recent rereadings of Gold Coast and Maximum Bob, I took up this old friend. I feared I wasn't going to like it as much... well, the fears were unfounded. This remains the greatest Leonard, possibly shared with The Moonshine War, which is next in line for confirmation. Very hardboiled and wickedly funny, great plot, characters and dialogue. Hats off.
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