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Hiaasen's latest seriocomic Florida thriller spent seven weeks on PW's bestseller list.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Take one devastating Florida hurricane, a New York couple on their honeymoon, a skull-juggling but sensitive guy, one former governor turned Everglades hermit, two small-time con artists, a corrupt building inspector, two state troopers, a hapless insurance agent, and what do you have? The recipe for Hiaasen's (Native Tongue, LJ 9/1/91) sixth novel, a delightful romp that is by turns hilarious and moving. These strange characters maneuver through a broken landscape as if born to it, and the author's control of both style and narrative keeps the novel from slipping into silliness. The crimes plotted are minor aspects of a fiction that explores the intersection of the grotesque and the human. Buy wherever good fiction is read.
-?A.J. Wright, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Interesting setting - post hurricane destruction
Not your typical ending, but quite satisfying
There were a lot of... Read more
My favorite Skink book. I really liked the way this book is written. Starts off with three different tales and weaves them together in the aftermath of a major hurricane. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dennis S. Dickson
very good read, love how the characters come to life and keep me interested, never a dull moment with Carl Hiaasen writing.Published 1 month ago by Birge Robinson
If you enjoy when all the character's stories are intertwined, this is the book for you. There is never a dull moment and the variety of characters is great.Published 1 month ago by Statia Thomas