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Bemusic and Books

This novel by Elmore Leonard has been on my shelf for a few years and I had no idea what to expect when I pick it up. Not usually a big reader of gangster/ Hollywood combi-fiction I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely go on a search for more of Leonard’s work.

We start off in Miami where we meet real life tough guy Chili Palmer who downloadtravels to Vegas to collect a debt from Leo, a dry-cleaner who managed to scam 300K from an airline after a crash that left him dead (on paper), and then to Hollywood in pursuit of another bad debt. Here we meet Harry Zimm, horror-film producer who partners up with Chili after he becomes drawn into the movie world. What follows is a web of connected mobsters, movie stars, film plots and real life stories that can leave you both confused and highly amused…

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