This review is from: La Brava (Paperback)
La Brava is not quite up to the standard of the last two Leonard novels I read, Out of Sight and Freaky Deaky, but it's still an enjoyable read.
The plotting is not quite so taut in this one and occasionally I did wonder where one of the many long conversations was leading me. The characters don't come to life as vividly or as convincingly as usual, but with a movie star and a photographer among the protagonists Leonard puts an emphasis on image and appearance among his themes, which works pretty well. Maybe there are too many characters jostling for space in this story and some of them don't get fleshed out as fully as they should be.
So a second rank Leonard novel, really, but still he delivers his usual snappy dialogue, and when the pace picks up towards the end Leonard comes into his own.