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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

Elmore Leonard is reputed as a master of the crime novel. He also wrote some westerns. Valdez Is Coming is one of those westerns, and it is quite good, at least as an example of “airplane reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Elmore Leonard writes good Westerns and this is one. A town constable tries to make the local big man pay up for the death of a man who was wrongly identified as a criminal. The people who are manipulated to help in this killing are eliminating or join the crusade. Read twice. Read full review

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User Review  - Jrobertus - Goodreads

Leonard is the master of dialog an I wanted to try more of his westerns. This is a fast read with a simple plot. Set up the baddest land owner, let him torture our hero to justify is later revenge and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sam Reaves - Goodreads

Overlooked in all the praise heaped on Elmore Leonard for the quality of his prose is that, at least in his Westerns, he infused his stories with an iron sense of morality. Some things are right and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca K - Goodreads

If you know anything about Elmore Leonard's style, you've probably been told one of two things: His prose is "spare," and the way he writes dialogue is beyond compare (him and Mark Twain. They can ... Read full review

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User Review  - TW Dittmer - Goodreads

Elmore Leonard knows how to write a guy's book. No fancy words, no long sentences, just straight-out, good story-telling. Read full review

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User Review  - Heath Lowrance - Goodreads

I've read a huge chunk of Elmore Leonard's work over the years, but this was my first Western of his. Seriously very glad I finally got to it, as it's one of his best. Valdez is a lawman who gets zero ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Small-town constable Roberto "Bob" Valdez seeks to monetarily compensate a woman for the unfair murder of her husband, in the process becoming a total badass and mowing down a dozen men in an attempt ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Stone - Goodreads

I sat down late yesterday afternoon to read Valdez Is Coming. I never stopped until finishing it. This, this is what a Western (or any story from any genre) should be. The characters for the most part ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tero Vainio - Goodreads

Haven't read that many western novels, but I doubt they come better than this short, laconic masterpiece. This is existential territory, a man being shaped by his actions. Valdez's reaction to his ... Read full review


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