Monday, February 28, 2011

Djibouti by Elmore Leonard

(Unfinished ~ 28%)
I hadn’t read any of Leonard work but I did enjoy Get Shorty, so I had been meaning to check out a book. When I learned that his recent novel, Djibouti, examined the world of Somali pirates by using the premise of documentarians getting into hijinks, it seemed like a good selection. I had been interested to learn more about piracy in that region and surrounding issues. Additionally, I thought it would be engaging to explore film-making. Seemed like a win-win… and yet I couldn’t finish it. It did not captivate nor delight in wordplay. Perhaps it would make a better movie, but the book is likely not worth your time unless you are a huge fan.
What a disappointing experience.


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