1 February 2010

Elmore Leonard – Cuba Libre

Posted by Dirk under: books .

Elmore Leonard is one of those authors that I almost can’t go wrong with.   I haven’t read more than half a dozen of his books but they’ve all been pretty good.  This one is too.  Basically a western transplanted to Cuba.  The main character is a cowpoke who just got out of jail for robbing banks (he was just trying to get the money he was owed though) who gets involved with a scheme to ship horses from America to Cuba and sell them for a handsome profit.

Things go awry though when he falls for a gal and then ends up in prison and war breaks out.   And $40,000 on a train too.

I liked it.

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