No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it. Film simply can’t catch the layers of humor, satire, and imagination that author Carl Hiaasen creates in each of his novels.
When a deranged Florida congressman falls for a gorgeous but virtuous stripper, he dedicates himself to pursuing this tasselled princess. Not only is she a real beauty, she’s a damsel in distress. The effects of his quest will ripple through the spotlights of the strip joint, the sugar cane fields of south Florida, and some powerful political careers.
Fueled by innocent lust and dizzy miscalculations, this story will keep you howling with surprise. George Wilson’s colorful narration is the perfect vehicle for Carl Hiaasen’s twisted fairy tale.
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“Rough, raucous, and filled with lovable losers, Strip Tease is a caper novel for readers not afraid to laugh out loud.” (People)
“Reading a Hiaasen book is always a high-speed boat ride where laughter can turn to horror and disaster at any moment. Hearing the story aloud adds a dose of realism and sensation; these characters really could be driving around the streets …” (AudioFile)
Hiaasen once again comes up with some crazy characters and storyline. From a crooked love crazed politician to a stopper that dances with a snake, the story moves along from one crazy to another. George Wilson does a great job of narrating and bringing the characters to life.
it struck me that the story line is not far from the truth when it comes to American politics. One need only look at what Trump gets up to. It's been a while since I've read any of Carl Hiaasen's books but this one is definitely not one of his best
kept me interested. fastenating glimpse into, another world. surprisingly entertaining. however it would have been more believable if the senator had been a Republican
I found this book an almost perfect combination of believable circumstances exaggerated just a bit in a very funny way, a clever and sometimes informative plot, interesting quirky characters, and a narrator who gets the tone exactly right. Excellent!!
I like this author and usually laugh a lot while reading but this book, while engaging, was not as funny as others. I did not really like the main character Erin. Saving grace was Chad the bouncer.
Funny, environmentally friendly.
Carl Hiaasen books always leave me wanting more. They are laugh out loud funny and his characters are impossibly clever and care about the planet. The reviews stated that the book was better than the movie, and it is true! It took me a long time to download this from my wish list because I saw the film (badly done), but it was a joy to listen to the book.
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