A bizarre series of killings in Florida lead a one-time journalist onto the trail of a former colleague. The columnist is conducting a vendetta against tourists spoiling the beauty of the area. His headquarters are somewhere in the Everglades, his gang are a mixed-up bunch.A bizarre series of killings in Florida lead a one-time journalist onto the trail of a former colleague. The columnist is conducting a vendetta against tourists spoiling the beauty of the area. His headquarters are somewhere in the Everglades, his gang are a mixed-up bunch.Read Less
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Wry wacky characters, probably taken from real life examples of South Florida behavior.
May 3, 2010
Slick in a 1970s Way
My only objection is that the language is not literary. If the reader is interested in action, exaggeration of character types, a tongue-in-cheek kind of humor, then this book is fine.
Apr 3, 2007
Zowie! What a Read!
Hiaasen's debut and still one of my all-time favorite novels, here Carl introduces us into his quirky view of modern-day Florida and one of the most original ways in which to dispose of a body in modern fiction. A career journalist, Hiaasen knows how to keep a story moving forward and you won't be disappointed if you like your fiction fast-paced. Hiaasen's stories are hilarious, his cast of characters oddballs to say the least. If you're a fan of Randy Wayne White or Elmore Leonard, you're in for a real treat. This book will convert you into a life-long Hiaasen fan, so you might as well buy them all now......
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