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Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard
Get Shorty
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In a novel filled with his signatures -- nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue, scathing wit -- Elmore Leonard proves once again why hesets the standard against which all other crime novels are measured. In "GetShorty," he takes a mobster to Hollywood, where the women are gorgeous, themen... show more
In a novel filled with his signatures -- nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue, scathing wit -- Elmore Leonard proves once again why hesets the standard against which all other crime novels are measured. In "GetShorty," he takes a mobster to Hollywood, where the women are gorgeous, themen are corrupt, and making it big isn't all that different from making yourbones: you gotta know who to pitch, who to hit, and how to knock 'emdead. "Get Shorty" is now a major motion picture directed by Barry Sonnenfeldand starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, René Russo and DannyDeVito.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440209805 (0440209803)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Chili Palmer (#1)
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Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
2.0 Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
8/5 - I had real trouble getting into the plot and unusual dialogue style and ended up giving up at page 95. I'm not sure if it was the book or my preoccupation with my recovery, so one day (hopefully this year) I'll give it another go.
Redacted
Redacted rated it
What a great book. I want to hang out with Chili Palmer. If you saw the movie and thought it was great (it was) the book is so, so much better.
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
3.0 Get Shorty
I read this not long after it first came out, and enjoyed it greatly. I did always like Leonard's snappy dialogue-driven stories, and this one has a particularly light touch. There was one scene near the end that just about had me rolling on the floor with laughter. A good part of the humor and clev...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I'm not a huge Leonard fan, but I really enjoyed this one and its sequel, Be Cool
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