May 22, 2013
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Get Shorty

Get Shorty
Elmore Leonard

Leonard's excels at creating outlandish situations that are populated by interesting and credible characters. It's a fascinating counterpoint to Larry Shames, who tells wonderful stories in which dull people find themselves in a preposterous fix. Here, for example, we have a sympathetic shylock who loves film, a drug pusher who really cares about clothes, a failed producer of exploitation films, and the woman who loves them all. And then there's a few hundred grand in an airport locker, and an angry mafia hood from Miami, and...