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Clever & Amusing
on 6 December 2007
If you're already a fan of Carl Hiassen's patented brand of Florida set light weight crime fiction Nature Girl will statisfy if not overwhelm you. If you're new to the author's work then this a reasonable place to start, even if he has written better books (his last, Skinny Dip for example). On the offchance that you've tried his work before and not found it to your taste then firstly, why are you reading this review and secondly, walk away because I doubt there's anything here that will change your opinion.
The usual mix of oddball and disfunctional characters, complex, coincidental plotting that works with swiss watch-like precision, gentle humour, mild satire and real heart, Nature Girl is light weight, agreeable stuff. Its not going to change anyone's world and you get the feeling that Hiassen can churn this stuff out in his sleep, but it remains a decent, likeable and amusing way to pass the time.