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Leonard Gets Shorty,
By A Customer
This review is from: Get Shorty (Paperback)
This is the first Elmore Leonard book I read, and as with most people I read following his list of book-to-film conversions.(Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Rum Punch/Jackie Brown) It's easy to see why so many of his books are made into films because they are written in a contemporary, quick witted and easy to convert to a screenplay style.
This book is no different. It's slick, fast paced and the character dialogue is almost straight off the silver screen.
I've since gone on to read most of his books and I found Get Shorty to be one of his best. The only problem is if you've seen the film the main character, Chili Palmer comes across as the ageing and slightly fat John Travolta.
I highly recommend any of Elmore Leonard's books.