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Get Shorty

Get Shorty

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Chili Palmer is a fascinating character to read and a worthy lead, and everything really works well with the pace pulled off perfectly.

Published in 1990, Get Shorty might be the book to turn the man on the street from asking, "Elmore who? But Harry can't help tripping over his own feet and spoiling Chili's efforts to make his life easier. For the movie's plot, Chili recounts Leo's story to Harry in the third person, as if it were a work of fiction. Una venganza de lo más fina que logra establecer una historia bastante metaficticia, un diálogo muy vibrante (aunque cuesta un poco porque hay mucha jerga de usureros, de mafiosos y de gente del cine) y un personaje principal que actualiza al clásico pícaro con su manera de escapar de las situaciones más peliagudas. Chili has always loved movies, and while in LA he gets to know producer Harry Zimm and actress Karen Flores.A scene in which Bo and Chili threaten one another on one hand, while, on the other, they debate the finer points of authenticity and character-as-action in the Mr Lovejoy script they both want to lay their hands on is a pitch-perfect distillation of creative collaboration. Also, I must mention that not in a long while in my most recent memory had I thought: Damn it if this novel couldn't've been several (a good deal several) pages longer! Earlier this month I read Leonard's "Out of Sight," which was also a delight, and I picked up "Get Shorty" because I had enjoyed the movie version. Yet, through the conversations that occur in those four locations, we traverse back and forth in time and range all across the country.

When someone asks Chili who the protagonist is, Chili is shocked that it’s not apparent that the loan shark is the good guy because to him it’s obvious that he’s the hero of this story.

Most of his books are peppered with references to cinema, as the characters try to find the line where their movie-influenced personas meet their true selves.



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