Monday, May 7, 2018

The Bravados

“You know that Velarde girl?”


“She trying to impersonate a man?” Douglas said.

“No,” Leandro said. “She is better than many men.”

Another lean novel from the reliable Frank O’Rourke, author of the superlative The Last Chance [reviewed on this blog.]

In this 1957 effort a kidnapping and pursuit make up the bulk of the action and we have sparks here and there of the usual O’Rourke observational prowess but overall it is one of his minor efforts.

We must keep in mind I am comparing the man against himself and that bar is pretty damn high.

An average grade for an O’Rourke novel would probably be a B grade for many others.

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