Book Reviews of Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre
Author: Elmore Leonard
ISBN-13: 9780440225591
ISBN-10: 0440225590
Publication Date: 1/12/1999
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Most interesting aspect was the picture of Cuba that emerges.
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Cuba Libre finds Leonard reaching for a broader audience than those which appreciated either his crime novels or the westerns he once wrote, which he accomplishes by combining elements of both. Ben Tyler is a cowboy who robs banks, but only those that contain money of people who owe but won't pay him--he only takes what they owe. Charlie Burke is a businessman who buys horses cheap in the west, then sells them to exporters, while heroine Amelia Brown is the mistress of one of the truly bad men in the novel and struggles with dilemmas similar to those endured by other cast members
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I've enjoyed Elmore Leonard's other books, but this "western" did not interest me that much. Still had some good dialogue, but the setting in 1898 Cuba was just not that interesting.