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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mr. Paradise

TitleMr. Paradise
AuthorElmore Leonard
Call NumberPS3562.E55 M75 2004
Location2nd Floor Humanities
RatingRecommended
Book ReviewReading Elmore Leonard is a lot like listening to the Ramones. Sure, they only know 2 songs, but they're both incredible. Elmore Leonard writes what seems like hundreds of books featuring quirky but dim criminals, femme fatales abound, and protagonists who think more than say and are usually willing to let everyone else tell the story. This is one of Leonard's later stories, a Detroit one which features all of those qualities and more. As always, his writing is concise and economic, his dialogue quick, and his characters three dimensional. Elmore Leonard stories inevitably end up with all of the characters in the same room, and the reader wondering who will make it out alive. This story was no exception.
Submitted ByCotton Coslett
Department or MajorLeatherby Libraries
StatusStaff
Chapman Emailcoslett@chapman.edu

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