When eco-enthusiast Twilly Spree spots someone in a Range Rover dumping litter onto the freeway, he decides to teach him a lesson - only to discover that his target is Palmer Stoat, one of Florida's cockiest and most powerful political fixers, whose current project just happens to be the 'malling' of a Gulf Coast Island ...A quick spot of ...
When eco-enthusiast Twilly Spree spots someone in a Range Rover dumping litter onto the freeway, he decides to teach him a lesson - only to discover that his target is Palmer Stoat, one of Florida's cockiest and most powerful political fixers, whose current project just happens to be the 'malling' of a Gulf Coast Island ...A quick spot of dognapping later and the pathologically short-tempered Twilly finds himself embroiled in a murky world of singing toads, bogus big-game hunters, large vet bills and in the company of an infamous ex-governer who's gone back to nature with a vengeance. With SICK PUPPY, Carl Hiaasen unleashes another outrageously funny tale that gleefully lives up to its title and proves yet again that Hiaasen is master of the satirical thriller. 'The funniest crime novelist to put pen to paper' - Evening Standard 'A story that'll make you roar with laughter' - Mirror 'Arguably his best novel yet' - Heat 'A refreshing, exhilarating read' - Observer 'Savage and very funny' - Sunday Telegraph'Hiaasen is untouchable' - The Times
Carl Hiaasen uses his novels to make political statements. In this book, the topic is preservation of Florida?s undeveloped lands. The main character, Twilly Spree, has become a crusader against those who would destroy the natural landscape for profit. Corrupt politicians and devious lobbyists get their ?just desserts? in a sometimes long-winded, round-about attempt to ?re-educate? the misguided developers. If you enjoy Hiaasen?s quirky sense of humor you will find this book fun to read.
Apr 10, 2007
Dark Comedy About Protecting the Environment
This is a great book that I bought a few years ago by recommendation of the BOMC (but then, what book DON'T they recommend?!). It sounded like it would be fun to read - and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. The story involves a guy, a girl, a dog and some really oblivious litter bugs. The dog may be the most sane of the lot. I recently re-read the book after recommending it to a friend, and found that I enjoyed the second read as much as the first. Very dark, with very adult humor, but a great book with no deep meaning, just a lot of laughs at the outrageousness of extreme human behavior.
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