This is my first Hiaasen novel, and I'll buy more. I really loved this book. The couple of main characters were colorful and believable and likable and just fun to follow. The action and mystery were engaging, and I was invested to see what happened. The best part was the humor. It was disrespectful and surprising and mixed perfectly with some of the dark things that happened through the story. I also loved the little bit of romance. The ending was great too. The narrator Wilson did a great job, he disappeared nicely into the background and let the story shine. I've already recommended this book to a couple of friends.
This is a funny, irreverent, out-in-left-field story, that also has an unexpectedly sweet romance running right through the middle of it.
The characters were the strength of this story. They were very well developed, believable, and likable. I cared about each of them which kept my engaged right up to the end, and I cheered with the great ending.
The pace and direction of the story made a fun and perfect foil for the great characters.
Upon doing some research on this book, I learned that it is actually Fitzhugh's first book, but released after Pest Control, etc. That makes sense. While this is an awesome book, it does feel a tiny bit "safe." It was funny, but not as outrageous and let-it-all-hang-out-there hilarious as his other stories.
I recommend this book.
Have you ever loved an author so much that you are afraid to read his new one for fear he will disappoint you? That's how I feel about Moore and he does not disappoint. I didn't LOVE fool, so I had some trepidation about this one. I loved it. It's funny and "Moore" quirky while being deep and insightful and even heart-warming. I just adored the male character and hung on every word.