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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Desert Island Books: Get Shorty

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The National

Carla McKay

We speak with the author Peter James to get his recommendations for the best books to take to a desert island.

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

They say Leonard is “the man”, and you just have to read him to understand why. Characters, characters, characters. They are just so vivid, so engaging that you don’t even need a plot. You could have a group of his characters reading the phone directory for 300 pages, and you’d still be gripped.



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