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Originally published as a serial novel in the Miami Herald's Tropic magazine, Naked Came the Manatee resembles a literary game of telephone, with each writer contributing a chapter and passing it on to the next, who then makes the most of what he or she is given. The result is a novel with wildly fluctuating styles and more crazy plot curves than a daytime drama, but thanks to these 13 masters of the craft this roller coaster of a book is almost as much fun to read as it obviously was to write. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I really respected how the various authors came together to make this a semi-coherent novel!
All of the contributors are talented writers, and most are good at keeping... Read more
This is the first serial novel I have read. It takes some getting used to because you can definitely tell the difference in writers, especially if you are familiar with any of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Esther
This book will be totally enjoyable for any Floridian, particularly fans of its great and funny writers represented among those who collaborated on this book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Daniel Berger
This book was a great concept but horribly messy, overdone and over-thought. It is not a book I could read in one sitting and then again. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kristen C.