Book Review: "Get Shorty" by Elmore Leonard
I love Elmore Leonard books, but I must say that this one disappointed me. It took place in Hollywood, where a loan shark travels to get a payment from a customer who skipped out of town. He thought that his story might make a good film, so he gets involved with a producer and some actors. They have their own script they want to make into a movie. Some other guys got involved who wanted to make the movie, too.
The plot was rather convoluted and I had trouble following it much of the time. Nothing dragged me into the story, so I tended to only read a little at a time, so that made it even harder to follow the plot. His character development wasn't near as good as previously, and there was very little tension to keep me interested.
Long ago, I saw the movie and I wasn't impressed with that, either.
I rate this one--big disappointment.