What she doesn't know is that she's being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer, Piejack. And he doesn't know he's being followed by Honey's still-smitten, former-drug-running ex-husband, Perry, and their wise-and-protective-way-beyond-his-years 12-year-old son, Fry. And when they all pull up on Dismal Key, they don't know they're intruding on Sammy Tigertail, a half white-half Seminole failed alligator wrestler, trying like hell to be a hermit despite the Florida State coed who's dying to be his hostage.
©2006 Carl Hiaasen; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.
"Old fans and newcomers alike should delight in Hiaasen's 11th novel, another hilarious Florida romp [with an] engaging and diverse screwball cast...Hiaasen's humorous touches and his all-too-human characters carry the book to its satisfying close." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
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.
I love a funny story that doesn't take itself too seriously, but I can get caught up in a good mystery or a romance too. And of course I feel obligated to pay my respects to the classics, no matter how sleepy some of them make me.
I haven't read the print, but the voice actor is amazing and makes the characters come to life so I think it would be better to listen to it than to read it.
All of the characters are both odd and relatable, and watching their separate story lines intersect in hilarious ways is wonderful.
Honey Santana, which is great since she is the main character and does a lot of the talking.
There are plenty that move me to laughter, not tears.
I've listened to this book at least a dozen times, and I almost never reread books. It's that good. Nature Girl is my #1 absolute favorite book.
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