I too am baffled by the extreme negative reviews. I can only assume that Carl Hiasen established such a high expectations with his previous novels that they were disappointed.
This clearly isn't his best work but certainly not a flop. I felt it was well worth the time and use of credits.
A Carl Hiaaen "average" is better that most writers best stuff.
Let's face it - Carl Hiaasen is a very funny writer and a good writer as well and this book starts out both good and funny, with lots of laugh out loud quips.....and then....
well...somewhere in the middle it loses itself and starts to drag and seems to go nowhere.
It's not a bad book, just certainly not up there with his best- "Skinny Dip" !
By the middle of the book I just didn't seem to care much about the characters or how they ended up...but, that being said.....I'd continue to read anything Carl Hiaasen writes because I am a big fan of his wit & writing style.
I have been a fan of Hiassen since his first books, but he has lost the luster from those earlier books. The whacky characters seem forced and the book failed to hold my interest. The book isn't bad, just mediocre, which is not praise for a book you need to invest so many hours of listening.
I've read many of Hiaasen's works and this, so far, is my favorite. I just identified too much (scary) with Honey. I understood how close we all are to that nervous breakdown. So, if you want to listen to a tale of crazy-inspired revenge, life altering decisions, and some warm and humorous romance spend the credit on this one!
Yes I recommend this to anyone who enjoys Hiassen's off colored comedy. Smart read, compelling story, quirky characters.
I like when the bad guys get their comeupins.
This book made me laugh but brings to light the long, sad death of the earth.
The antics of the main character Honey.
The character Louis Piejack...he's a train wreck you don't want to look but you just can't help yourself!
This was a good book. I enjoyed the main character Honey and how she rationalized all the events.
Looking for a quick easy listen... this is it. I can totally understand how Honey felt, wanting to get back at one of those telemarketers, especially since she felt personally insulted.