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{July 26, 2013}   Carl Hiaasen

I like almost everything I’ve ready by Carl Hiaasen.

I just finished Double Whammy and I really enjoyed it. It was about bass fishing, not something I have ever been in to, but at the heart of it, competition fixing and cheating, murder, religion, scandal, land robber barons and revenge, what more could you want?

There’s a character that you meet in several of his books, Skink, and you find out how he was injured in this book, something that is prevalent in future issues. Part of the story takes place in the south and there is rampant racism, which is slightly unsettling, but it works in the story, if that makes sense.

The first book I read of his was Skinny Dip, this turned me in to a fan, it was about a girl who was dealt a bad hand and came back with gusto and a vengeance, funny and smart and a good revenge story with a happy ending, yeah! Once I started laughing, I don’t think I stopped.

I recently finished Star Island, loved this one! The main character was spirited and fun and when she got in trouble, Skink to the rescue, I loved him in the book! I was glad to share it with the guy in the seat next to me on one of my recent flights, we talked about Carl Hiaasen for about 30 minutes!

Right now, I am in the middle of Nature Girl and I’m struggling. Granted, of the books I have read, none had two story completely different story lines, they may intersect at some point, but I’m not seeing it right now, but I’m hopeful. I also want to see how Honey is going to exact her revenge, so I’m going to keep going. (It also only cost $2, so I’m not too upset!)

And, for a point of reference, he also wrote the book that was made into the movie Striptease, with Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. (Carl Hiassen was one of the screenwriters as well)

If you’re looking for a good time (most of the time!), mystery and laughter (how often can go say that about a mystery?) then I recommend Carl Hiassen!

http://www.carlhiaasen.com/



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