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"At this point in his career as a comic novelist, Carl Hiaasen did not need to get any better. He has long been writing smarty, fizzy Floridian escapades that amount to pure reading pleasure. But Skinny Dip, his latest, is something more: a screwball delight so full of bright, deft, beautifully honed humor that it places Mr. Hiaasen in the company of Preston Sturges, Woody Allen and S.J. Perelman....Mr. Hiaasen writes with finesse." (The New York Times)
"Hiaasen's signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his beloved Florida wilderness is all present in riotous abundance in his latest....Hiaasen's books are so enjoyable it's always a sad moment when they end." (Publishers Weekly)
"No reprobate escapes the satirical eye of Hiaasen, who writes like the love child of Hunter S. Thompson and Evelyn Waugh....Like Hiaasen's nine previous novels, this one's a corker, chock-full of belly laughs and blistering truths." (Booklist)
Travis McGee grows a wicked sense of humor, loses the testosterone o.d., grows an imaginative cruel streak, and meets the 21st (or maybe even the 20th) century. I loved McGee, but this guy . . .
As a fellow Floridian, I've been reading Carl Hiaasen's novels for years and they just keep getting better and better. I can relate to the kooky characters and the humorous situations. I loved this book, but to be honest I've never read or listened to a Hiaasen that I haven't loved.
I read a review praising this author, but I really don't see it. story was very predictable despite some quirky incidents. Main characters were cliche and contradicted themselves in several places and supporting characters were not well developed. Kept hoping it would get better.
This book is the one to listen to if you are looking for a laugh. The story is imaginative, the situations are unique and the characters are a hoot. Truly a riotous, uproarious gem of a read!
I hardly every write reviews but this was to good not to say something. I found myself laughing and sitting on the edge of my seat. It's a great book and you won't be sorry.
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