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Carl Hiaasen

3.79 of 5 Votes: 3
Books by Carl Hiaasen
Bad Monkey (2013)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
This book contains so many pleasurable aspects, it's hard to focus on just one. Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sexcapades, utter hilarity and an eclectic mix of corrupt characters make for a wildly entertaining read. Not to mention the Author is extremely good at making you feel familiarized with the...
Chomp (2012)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 4
Very good book, exciting reading, especially toward the end. Wahoo's mom is in China on a temporary work assignment and he and his dad are baching it at their home in the Florida swamps. Dad is an animal wrangler, someone who raises and handles dangerous animals for the movie industry and other...
Dance of the Reptiles: Selected Columns (2014)
3.28 of 5 Votes: 3
So, I'm giving this a somewhat reluctant 4 stars. This is a collection of Hiaasen's columns from The Miami Herald. The positive - columns are well-written and humorous while starkly true and cutting. The reluctance comes from the fact that many of the columns chosen are repetitive, and the fact t...
Basket Case (2005)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 4
Other than "Team Rodent" I had never read a Hiaasen novel until this one. I had always heard good things and had listened to him compared to many of my favorite authors. Last night I read Basket Case (actually I finished it... I started it yesterday). Now that I have finally read a Hiaasen novel,...
Tourist Season (2005)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 3
I always am a little disconcerted by Carl Hiaasen books because he confounds me. I never know where he is going with his story. The tone of his books in particular leave me wondering for the first 50 or so pages: is this supposed to be funny? A satire? A detective genre? Serious and sad? A thril...
Native Tongue (2005)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 5
ISBN/ISSN 1402561938 :ISBN/ISSN C2342 Recorded BooksEditorial ReviewsFrom Publishers WeeklyWriting like an Edward Abbey of South Florida, Hiaasen ( Skin Tight ) sets his reluctant journalist hero after a morally corrupt real estate developer planning to build an 18-hole golf course on North...
Sick Puppy (2005)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
I haven't read any Carl Hiaasen in about ten years. It's worth saying that based on his first 5 books, his investigative reporting and the fact that he once appeared on IN SEARCH OF alongside Leonard Frickin' Nimoy, I regard Hiaasen as a genius to be spoken of in hallowed tones. I will now procee...
Flush (2005)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 5
FlushtIn this novel the main character, Noah, is in the bad situation of having his dad in jail. His dad is in jail because he sunk the Coral Queen, a gambling boat, because the boat was dumping it’s sewage into the basin. His dad retaliated very badly and sunk it. Thus being why he’s in jail.t S...
Double Whammy (2005)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
As he pushed past the screen door, Decker was amazed by what he saw: books. Every wall had raw pine shelves to the ceiling, and every shelf was lined with books. The east wall was for classic fiction: Poe, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, Mark Twain, Jack London, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, even Boris Pasternak...
Strip Tease (2005)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 3
Carl Hiaasen's STRIP TEASE is one of my favorite novels ever...part crime story, part political thriller, and most importantly part pure, shameless fun! It's a romp of epic proportions featuring characters big and small, heroic and villainous or just plain insane, with a comic edge that would be...
A Carl Hiaasen Collection: Stormy Weather, Tourist Season And Strip Tease (2000)
4.42 of 5 Votes: 4
Team Rodent (1998)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
Before you spend $9 on this book you need to know that it's less than 100 pages. This is not so much a book but a critical essay. Many Disney lovers have obviously read and reviewed this book and written scathing reviews, you will notice that most of these reviewers live far away from the Disney ...
Lucky You (1999)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
Summer Reads '13 continues with fun & guns in the sun. Because nothing says summer quite like a white supremacist getting high off pepper spray after being stranded in the Florida Keys.I picked this up after reading Adam Gopnik's article in the New Yorker about the rise of Florida crime fiction: ...
Skinny Dip (2006)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 1
Okay, so I know that I am lame. I picked this book out based solely on the fact that I discovered that it was on Dr. Shephard's shelf. However, I saw it also came highly recommended. So I thought I'd check it out.Plot:Charles Perrone, a crooked marine biologist who drives a Hummer and doesn't rec...
Kick Ass: Selected Columns (2001)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 3
Hiaasen is a much beloved and highly successful Florida writer famous for skewering the stupidity and absurdities of South Florida. So I was quite surprised when this collection of his newspaper columns bored the hell out of me. This was possibly my first ever exposure to Hiassen's writing; I m...
A Death in China (1998)
3.34 of 5 Votes: 5
Carl Hiaasen has carved out a good career for himself as a writer of off-beat comedy crime thrillers set in Florida, peopled by eco-conscious good guys, sleazy real estate moguls and cretinous bad guys. From novel to novel another piece of the Sunshine State's landscape comes under threat from ex...
The Carl Hiaasen Collection: Lucky You and Sick Puppy (2006)
4.28 of 5 Votes: 1
Trap Line (1998)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 1
Breeze Albury was basically an honest man until the machinations of the Machine (the Cubans) and a group of Colombians toss him into a high stakes game. When nearly all his trap lines are cut while his bills mount, Breeze takes a side job delivering a load of pot. He smells a set-up just a litt...
Metzger's Dog (2003)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 2
I was in kind of a rut with books, not really liking much that I read. This was especially true with audiobooks, where I really didn't like many of them that I have listened to recently. So I decided to go back to a modern classic, a book that I loved many years ago, Thomas Perry's "Metzger's Dog...
The Carl Hiaasen Omnibus: Tourist Season, Double Whammy And Skin Tight (1994)
4.29 of 5 Votes: 3
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