Book Reviews of Be Cool (Chili Palmer, Bk 2)

Be Cool (Chili Palmer, Bk 2)
Be Cool - Chili Palmer, Bk 2
Author: Elmore Leonard
ISBN-13: 9780385333917
ISBN-10: 0385333919
Publication Date: 2/9/1999
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Sequel to Get Shorty.
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"New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard is back, and he's brought 'Get Shorty's' Chili Palmer along for the ride. An unforgettable, hilarious, and spot-on insiders's look at Hollywood as only Leonard could write it. 'BE COOL' takes readers on a back-side tour of Tinseltown's other big business -- the music industry."
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Another Lenord masterpiece. I enjoyed this as much as I did Get Shorty.
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Interesting book- same style as his others-
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This was a fun read. I really enjoied it!
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Elmore Leonard is a great crime writer. This is the second book in the Chili Palmer series - after Get Shorty. As always, quick, funny, quirky, with great, memorable characters.
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From the author of "Get Shorty" and "Mr. Paradise". You know you will like this book since Hollywwood bought the rights and made a movie out of it. I found the book quite funny and much better than the movie.
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If you don't know Elmore Leonard, you should and here's your chance!

"Thoroughly entertaining..." NY Times
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Enjoyable read, you do know where this is going but it's fun getting there.
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Great read!
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Great~~~!!!
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unabridged
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I liked this book, but I didn't love it as much as other Leonard books. It's set in Hollywood, and although the main character Chili Palmer is out-of-place (having missed both movies, I managed to picture a middle-aged retrosexual and not John Travolta for Chili), the rest of the characters are mostly pretty terrible Hollywood stereotype people. I didn't want to know them better and I didn't care if they succeeded or failed to achieve their superficial desires. Except Eliot: him I loved. Fortunately, Leonard's talent for writing -- especially for writing dialogue -- kept me engaged even when the plot didn't.
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Chili Palmer, antihero from Get Shorty, is back. This time, Chili stumbles into and through the music business, tangling with Russian mobsters, gangsta rappers, two-bit promoters, and a feisty singer named Linda Moon.
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After a smash hit in Get Leo and a flop in Get Lost, B-movie-producer Chili Palmer is looking for another score. Lunching with a record company exec, Chili's exploring a hot new idea--until the exec, a former "associate" from Chili's Brooklyn days, gets whacked while eating his grilled pesto chicken. Lucky Chili wasn't around for dessert. Segue from real life to reel life. Chili's found his plot. It's a slam-bang opener the rubout of a record company mogul. Cut to an ambitious wannabe singer named Linda Moon. She has attitude and a band. She's perfect. Zoom into reality. Linda's manager thinks Chili's poaching and he's out to get even, with the help of his switch-hitting Samoan bodyguard. But somebody else beat them to the punch, as Chil discovers when he gets home and finds a corpse at this desk. Somebody made a mistake...
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After a smash hit in the Get Leo and a flop in Get Lost, B-movie-producer Chili Palmer is looking for another score,. Lunching with a record compant executive, Chili's exploring a hot new idea-until the exec, a former associate from Chili's Brooklyn days, gets whacked while eating his grilled pesto chicken salad. Lucky wasn't around for dessert.
Segue from real life to reel life. Chili's found his plot. It's a slam-bang opener; the rubout of a record company mogul. Cut to an ambitious wannabe singer named Linda Moon. She has attitude and a band, She's perfect. Zoom with reality. Linda's manager thinks Chili's poaching and he's our to get even, with the help of his switch-hitting Samoan bodyguard. But somebody else beat them to the punch, as Chili discovers when he gets home and finds a corpse at his desk. Somebody made a mistake...

"Devestatingly funny and dead-on accurate."
-Chicago Tribune
"Superior, stunningly alive writing...Be Cool is another boss entry in an incredible body of work."
"A thrill ride....This is Elmore Leonard at his best."
-The New York Times Book Review


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-The Washington Post Book World
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After a smash hit in GET LEO and a flop in GET LOST, B-movie-producer Chili Palmer is looking for another score. Lunching with a record company executive, Chili's exploring a hot new idea - until the exec, a former "associate" from Chili's Brooklyn days, gets whacked while eating his grilled pesto chicken.
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After a smash hit in Get Leo and a flop in Get Lost, B-movie-producer Chili Palmer is looking for anothe rscore. lunching with a record company executive, Chili's exploring a hot new ides -- until the exec, a former "associate" from Chili's Brooklyn days, gets whacked while eating his grilled pesto chicken. Lucky Chili wasn't around for dessert.