Crucifixions were rare, even in Miami ...Madison Avenue adman Max Lamb is a disappointed man. A prime time hurricane devastates southern Florida at the start of his honeymoon ...and he can't even use his camcorder. Fortunate really, as the results would not make family viewing back home in New York. Within hours the ruins are alive with mobsters, ...Read MoreCrucifixions were rare, even in Miami ...Madison Avenue adman Max Lamb is a disappointed man. A prime time hurricane devastates southern Florida at the start of his honeymoon ...and he can't even use his camcorder. Fortunate really, as the results would not make family viewing back home in New York. Within hours the ruins are alive with mobsters, crusaders, temptresses, presidential aides and escaped wild animals. Even a crucifixion, previously unheard of in these parts, can't halt the mayhem. For the inhabitants of Dade County, the hurricane is the second goldrush -- the year's hottest scam. Everyone wants a piece. And Max, he just wants to go home ...Stormy Weather is the great Carl Hiaasen back on his native patch. A savage satire on life, death and the American Dream. And the funniest Florida fable ever. 'The nation's premiere satirist ...perhaps the funniest important writer in America' Miami Herald 'The funniest English of this century' Washington Post 'A bracing, bawdy, howlingly funny novel' Cosmopolitan 'Reading him is violently pleasurable -- a bit like being on a terrifyingly good rollercoaster' Daily MailRead Less
Publishers Weekly, 1995-07-10 Hiaasen's latest madcap romp across southern Florida presents an apocalyptic panorama of the region in the wake of a storm much like Hurricane Andrew. Transforming a suburban sprawl into a lawless frontier, the hurricane puts on a collision course a demented cast of tourists, scam artists and eccentrics: New York ad exec Max Lamb, who decides to spice up his Orlando honeymoon by taking his bride and his camcorder into the teeth of the storm; Skink, the swamp-dwelling former Florida governor (last seen in Native Tongue) who kidnaps Max in an effort to teach him to respect the land; Edie March, a seductive grifter who hatches a half-baked personal-injury scam with the help of Snapper, a sadistic ex-con; and Augustine, the altruistic son of a jailed drug smuggler, who juggles skulls to relax. Also mobilized are a mob enforcer with a penchant for crucifixions, a voodoo-practicing building inspector and a number of menacing escaped animals. In his sixth novel, less a straightforward thriller than a sprawling slice of life, Hiaasen dexterously resolves his many subplots, uniting the principals in a climactic chase across the swamplandæwhile adding sting to his perpetual theme: the unrelenting depredation of Florida's cultural and natural heritage. 200,000 first printing. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1996-06-17 Hiaasen's latest seriocomic Florida thriller spent seven weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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