Get Shorty

Get Shorty

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'A masterpiece' Martin Amis 'The coolest, hottest writer in America' Chicago TribuneA major Hollywood film starring John Travolta, GET SHORTY has also been adapted for TV with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano.Miami loan shark Chili Palmer is ice-cool, whether he's retrieving stolen property or collecting money for the mob. Chasing a bad debt leads him to the bright lights of Hollywood - and to a true story that would make a great movie. Soon he's pitching to Harry Zimm, a B-grade horror flick producer trying to make a comeback. As the lure of Tinseltown's dream-makers and gorgeous wannabe starlets becomes increasingly hard to resist, Chili gets caught up in murder,revenge and romance. Will his killer movie ever get made, or will it just get him killed . . . ?'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 Magazine'One of the most hilarious and cynical Hollywood revenge novels ever written' Playboy'Extremely funny, bursting with sustained passages of black comedy . . . a major American novel' Guardianshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 22mm | 260g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753827298
  • 9780753827291
  • 97,659

About Elmore Leonard

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. www.elmoreleonard.comshow more

Rating details

17,020 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 29% (4,886)
4 44% (7,445)
3 23% (3,860)
2 4% (664)
1 1% (165)

Our customer reviews

As a person who rarely enjoys fiction I say "buy this book". To my mind one of the best stories I have read. The film with John Travolta & Dennis Farina will give you an excellent taste (as they convey the characters so brilliantly) but the film omits a good deal of the plot and minutae so important to the story. Leonard's cracking pace style and very simple yet so effective story telling technique is almost addictive. I rate this book as a 5 as it's so good. Peter Jones, Melbourne, February 2010show more
by Peter Jones
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