Get Shorty

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Orion, May 27, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
2 Reviews

In Hollywood, home of movies, gorgeous women, players and fast operators - every move you make is a potential scene... Nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue and scathing wit from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US [TIME]

Collecting money for the Mob isn't too different from any other job, reckons Miami loan shark Chili Palmer. He soon finds himself ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead - he's living it up in Las Vegas on the compensation money. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he gets drawn into the world of movies...

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Leonard's solid-gold pen squirts acid all over Hollywood—for which he's written several screenplays—in this multilayered, superbly entertaining crime thriller. Hollywood to Leonard is a whacked-out ... Read full review

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Welcome to the life of Chile Palmer a good natured man who just happens to sell money for a living. When Elmore Leonard does the writing anything can happen. Laughter will spill out of the reader at ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans in 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died in 2013 in Detroit.

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