Mr Majestyk, by Elmore Leonard

This is quite a short book but quite a lot happens - the eponymous Majestyk wants to get his watermelon crop in but gets put in jail after fighting off a local punk who's trying to muscle in on his farm, and then he finds himself involved in a break out by a mafia hitman who he's sharing a prison van with....

A short but fun read, funny because all Majestyk wants to do is to get his watermelons harvested, and so there's a weary air to the way he deals with the problems he encounters - which he does very efficiently.

Completed : 19-May-2003

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