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This is an auction for GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard.

"The funniest crime thriller ever set among the hustlers and con artists of the movie colony."
-- Wall Street Journal

"One of the most hilarious and cynical Hollywood revenge novels ever written."
-- Playboy

"Wonderful . . . . Astonishing . . . . Leonard understands Hollywood perfectly."
-- New York Times

"Taking his latest fictive turn in Hollywood, Leonard, whose oeuvre includes screenplays as well as such bestselling novels as Glitz and Freaky Deaky, adds insider knowledge to his signature humour in this roundly satisfying behind-the-scenes tour of filmdom. Slightly disaffected Chili Palmer, a small-time loan shark with big-time style, is a vintage Leonard hero. Following a bad debt from Miami to Las Vegas and on to Beverly Hills, Chili hooks up with Harry Zimm, once a leading director of grade-B horror flicks, now trying to make a comeback. While succumbing to the siren call of celluloid, Chili also narrows in on the bad debt, in the process running up against a sharp-dressing hood with whose money Harry has played too loose. In Leonard's seamless handling, the complex plot flows through twists of revenge, murder and romance, as Chili, his authentic cool making a mark in the capital of sham ("Don't talk when you don't have to" is his very un-Hollywood motto), cagily gets it together with Karen Flores, Harry's former lover and featured star. A perfect resolution puts punch in the title and will keep readers smiling for days. Chili and his story are Leonard's best yet."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1990.

292 pages.

A previous owner's name printed on several pages. Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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