Get Shorty

by Elmore Leonard

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Get Shorty Synopsis

'A masterpiece' Martin Amis 'The coolest, hottest writer in America' Chicago Tribune A 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' Guardian

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ISBN: 9781474605397
Publication date: 24th August 2017
Author: Elmore Leonard
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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About Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his phenomenal career. 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 died in August 2013.   Click here, or the picture to download and read about Elmore Leonard's 10 rules for writing.   Below is a tribute to Elmore Leonard from Sophie Buchan, Commissioning Editor for Weidenfeld & Nicolson...   "Reading Elmore Leonard is the closest you can get to watching a movie without going to the cinema. He could sum up a character ...

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