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  - b4mythy -

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

Review: Get Shorty (Chili Palmer #1)

User Review  - Joshua Gamradt - Goodreads

Ok, here's the deal, I've always heard Elmore Leonard's books were good reads, I just never thought it would be this good. This is a perfect summer book. It is a fast read with characters that are ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 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 on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.

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