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Hiaasen, Carl

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Carl Hiaasen shows the darker side of the Florida coast with wry humor in his bestselling mysteries.

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tina - 10:16am May 17, 2000 PST(#6 of 13)
let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us

My husband recently pulled a battered copy of "Tourist Season" off our bookshelf (I'm not sure how it got there or how long it's been there) and now we're on a Hiaasen marathon!

tina - 01:50pm Jun 30, 2000 PST(#7 of 13)
let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us

I just checked out Dave Barry's newest book--his first novel (I forgot the name) and it's very Hiaasen-ish. They're both from south Florida and he said he's a Hiaasen fan, so I'm sure it's not an accident. I haven't finished yet, but think if you like Hiaasen, you'll like this.

E. L. Mitchell - 02:39am Dec 24, 2000 PST(#8 of 13)

I just got through reading SKIN TIGHT, and enjoyed it greatly! I love the character of Mick Stranahan, with all his grim humor. A couple of days ago, I found a used copy of TOURIST SEASON; and I can't wait to dive into it headfirst!

Fran Hinkel - 05:28am Aug 11, 2004 PST(#9 of 13)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

"Not many writers can get away with feeding a blue-haired old retiree to a crocodile, and expect you to root for the crocodile," says Carl Hiaasen, who did just that in 1987 with his debut novel, Tourist Season. Nine bestsellers later (including the recent Basket Case and Newberry-award winner Hoot), the author whom Tony Hillerman calls "the Mark Twain of the crime novel" is more popular than ever; Hiaasen's latest, Skinny Dip recently debuted at a stellar number three on the New York Times bestseller list.

Skinny Dip involves a scamming marine biologist who tries to drown his suspicious wife; she survives by using a bale of marijuana as flotation device, and enlists the help of an ex-cop to freak out her malicious husband from "beyond the grave".

Critical Mick - 01:21pm Sep 14, 2005 PST(#10 of 13)
Unruly Reviewer.

Hiaasen's _Stormy Weather_ is one of the best books I have read in 2005. I wish I had read his work back when it was first recommended to me. Damn thee, Demi Moore!

Lit geek that I am, I have written an unruly review of _Stormy Weather_ and posted it on my site:

JoLucks - 01:19am Jul 16, 2008 PST(#11 of 13)

I know its been while since people were chatting about Carl Hiaasen, but the awesome Lucky You has been adapted into a play and is premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008 this summer! Carl's been really involved and has given his seal of approval so if anyone's heading over to Scotland this August check it out:

Fran Hinkel - 01:28am Jul 16, 2008 PST(#12 of 13)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Thanks for the update.

Here's a synopsis if you haven't read Lucky You:

Grange, Florida, is famous for its miracles--the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery.

Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who believe they're entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. And they need it quickly, to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America.

But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money--an Eden-like forest in Grange must be saved from strip-malling. When Bode and Chub brutally assault her and steal her ticket, JoLayne vows to track them down, take it back--and get revenge.

Keith Harmeyer - 08:55pm Apr 12, 2009 PST(#13 of 13)

To all Carl Hiaasen fans. I've been a reader of Hiaasen's for years. Read everything (not that there's so much!) he's written.

Recently I published my own caper novel, very much in the style of Carl Hiaasen - memorable characters, fast-paced, unpredictable, and at times laugh-out-loud hilarious.

I hope you will all check it out and, if it sounds interesting, give it a read.

COMMERCIAL BREAK is the story of Adam Glassman, a burned-out ad guy who gives new meaning to the word "creativity" when he cooks up a scheme to swindle his contemptible clients out of millions and make a fresh starts. It's MAD MEN meets THE PRODUCERS, and I think you'll like it.

Visit for more info. Also available on Amazon.

Thanks so much! Keith Harmeyer

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