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"Thoroughly entertaining....What's impressive about Be Cool is the number of plot complications Leonard juggles so wittily." (New York Times)
"Leonard's plotting is as propulsive as ever, and his desert-dry wit continues to flare at high heat. Nearly every sentence of this novel reads as if it's dipped in gold. This is a knockout work from a master crime writer: be cool, and relish it." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Jerret on 09-04-05
Elmore Leonard's novels translate so well to audio. I believe the reason for that is the spot-on dialogue. In the front flap of <i>Rum Punch</i> the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said "...if this isn't how people talk, they should take lessons..." <i>Be Cool</i> is no different. Leonard establishes his characters through witty conversation. There's no long boring backstory to wade through. It is a very refreshing change from the majority of writing that continually haunts the bestseller list.
The narration, which is critical with an Elmore Leonard novel, is great. The reader makes the characters jump out of the story. He has them cold.
The plot is simple yet interesting. Nothing complex, just bare bones storytelling. Held my interest throughout. Recommended.
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By Douglas on 10-29-14
Great Sequel to Get Shorty
What did you love best about Be Cool?
The character Chili Palmer
Who was your favorite character and why?
Which character – as performed by Campbell Scott – was your favorite?
Who was the most memorable character of Be Cool and why?
Any additional comments?
If you liked Get Shorty, you'll also love Be Cool
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