Get Shorty (Chili Palmer, #1)

Get Shorty (Chili Palmer, #1) Mob Connected Loanshark Chili Palmer Is Sick Of The Miami Grind Plus His Friends Have A Bad Habit Of Dying There So When He Chases A Deadbeat Client Out To Hollywood, Chili Figures He Might Like To Stay This Town With Its Dreammakers, Glitter, Hucksters, And Liars Plus Gorgeous, Partially Clad Would Be Starlets Everywhere You Look Seems Ideal For An Enterprising Criminal With A Taste For The Cinematic Besides, Chili S Got An Idea For A Killer Movie Thought It Could Very Possibly Kill Him To Get It Made. El Leonard had a bad Hollywood experience in the mid 80s of working on a film adaptation of LaBrava with Dustin Hoffman Leonard did multiple unpaid rewrites at the actor s request, but then Hoffman bailed on the project after six months of meetings leaving Leonard with nothing to show for his time Leonard s revenge was Get Shorty and what sweet revenge it is.Chili Palmer is a small time loan shark in Miami who once got into a beef with another gangster, Ray Barboni, who has held a grudge El Leonard had a bad Hollywood experience in the mid 80s of working on a film adaptation of LaBrava with Dustin Hoffman Leonard did multiple unpaid rewrites at the actor s request, but then Hoffman bailed on the project after six months of meetings leaving Leonard with nothing to show for his time Leonard s revenge was Get Shorty and what sweet revenge it is.Chili Palmer is a small time loan shark in Miami who once got into a beef with another gangster, Ray Barboni, who has held a grudge against him Unfortunately, Chili ends up working for Ray who immediately demands that Chil
This novel was so much fun It s only the second El Leonard book I ve read, but already I m a convert.The story is that Chili Palmer is a Miami loan shark who ends up in Los Angeles, trying to track down a guy who owes him money Chili has always loved movies, and while in LA he gets to know producer Harry Zimm and actress Karen Flores Chili has an idea for a movie based on his experiences as a shylock, and a major star likes the story.What was especially fun about this book was how meta it This novel was so much fun It s only the second El Leonard book I ve read, but already I m a convert.The story is that Chili Palmer is a Miami loan shark who ends up in Los Angeles, trying to track down a guy who owes him money Chili has always loved movies, and while in LA he gets to know producer Harry Zimm and actress Karen Flores Chili has an idea for a movie based on his experiences as a shylock, and a major star likes the story.What was especially fun about this book was how meta it was about the movie industry El Leonard wrote the book based on his experiences with Hollywood, and there are some good jokes made about actors and producers Sorry, I was interrupted while working on this and some people saw this review only half written I wish Goodreads would add a save as draft option As I was saying, Leonard s writing is a joy to read He s funny, clever, has great insight into his characters, and
The 28th novel by El Leonard is perhaps the one the author is best known Published in 1990, Get Shorty might be the book to turn the man on the street from asking, El who to nodding his head and saying, Oh, El wrote that Yeah, saw the movie He s good The movie is not only a stellar entertainment, but ended a forty odd year dry spell in which Hollywood seemed unable or unwilling to balance the explosiveness of Leonard s violence with the sweetness of his characters and their The 28th novel by El Leonard is perhaps the one the author is best known Published in 1990, Get Shorty might be the book to turn the man on the street from asking, El who to nodding his head and saying, Oh, El wrote that Yeah, saw the movie He s good The movie is not only a stellar entertainment, but ended a forty odd year dry spell in which Hollywood seemed unable or unwilling to balance the explosiveness of Leonard s violence with the sweetness of his characters and their casual
Week before last I took a trip by myself It s one of my favorite things to do, to disappear off the grid, to land up someplace in a slightly sketchy always slightly sketchy motel It s not so much a vacation from anything as it is just a change of scenery.One of the rules, and it hasn t failed yet, is to make as many new friends as possible I can do this on trips, because there s so much wide open space of solitude that it s hardly an intrusion I ll talk to anyone I ll talk to a l
The plot is both simpleish absurd the showcase in this baby is truly its characters Without so much description of their personas as actual lines of dialogue that exposes them richly, Leonard pretty much knew this one had Hollywood adaptation written all over it Heck, the novel is all about Hollywood adaptations So, although plenty of the circumstances that ricochet all over the thematic fabric seem laughable flighty in the book, the inhabitants and their zippy, sarcastic, semi The plot is both simpleish absurd the showcase in this baby is truly its characters Without so
I love just about all the books this guy has ever written His characters are quirky and colorful, his plots always a bit offbeat And this story of a small time hood trying to break into the movie business as a producer is no exception El leonard is c
George Higgins might have been an influence on the late, great El Leonard but, for me at least, there is no one who nails dialogue quite like Duke It s a great regret that I never got to meet the man because he s a hero But it sthan dialogue, isn t it Opening lines, pacing, plotting he could do all of it, and it seemed to be completely effortless I think he s written better books than this, but it s the one that brought me to him and so I still have a soft spot for it Chilli Pal George Higgins might have been an influence on the late, great El Leonard but, for me at least, there is no one who nails dialogue quite like Duke It s a great regret that I never got to meet the man because he s
I would call this spoof noir It has all the noir elements you d find in a Raymond Chandler novel, but not only none of the darkness, but humor enough for smiles throughout Chili Palmer is not your stereotypical loan shark Collecting is just business Hurting people who don t pay shouldn t be necessary when all you have to do is look at them with that certain look.Neither is this any sort of stereotypical crime novel Which are the good guys and which the bad isn t as obvious as it should be I would call this spoof noir It has all the noir elements you d find in a Raymond Chandler novel, but not only none of the darkness, but humor enough for smiles throughout Chili Palmer is not your stereotypical loan shark Collecting is just business Hurting people who don t pa
El Leonard is an author whose work I need to discoverof and having read the first Raylan Givens novel, Pronto as well as now Get Shorty, he s already turning out to be one of my thriller writers Like the blurb describes, nobody can write opening lines like this guy and he s just so good He finds a way of drawing you in, keeping you hooked and telling a compelling story that you won t be able to put down.Like many of Leonard s novels Get Shorty has been adapted into a film and I dec El Leonard is an author whose work I need to discoverof and having read the first Raylan Givens novel, Pronto as well as now Get Shorty, he s already turning out to be one of my thriller writers Like the blurb describes, nobody can write opening lines like this guy and he s just so good He finds a way of drawing you in, keeping you hooked and telling a compelling story that you won t be able to put down.Like many of Leonard s novels Get Shorty has been adapted into a film and I decided that it would be a good idea to read the book before watching an adaption, unlike the case with the Raylan Givens novels, as to which I saw Justified first, and when I inevitably get around to read
Fast paced, action packed Never a dull moment Pretty amused that it captures a screenplay within a screenplay I never realized it was so Hollywood Also,Fun than I was expecting

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  • Hardcover
  • 292 pages
  • Get Shorty (Chili Palmer, #1)
  • Elmore Leonard
  • English
  • 26 August 2018
  • 0385301413