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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is Carl Hiaasen at his very best, reflecting on how life gets it's teeth into a bloke a shakes him around like a terrier with a rat! If you were ever tempted by your mates to take up golf read this first it will save you a fortune in green fees and equipment. Stick to crazy golf, try pitch and putt or better still just stay home and read a good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2010
I'm familiar with Carl Hiassen having read all of his previous books and also with golf.
Not having read any of his previous work is no reason not to read this book but it is certainly helpful to have an idea about golf. The book is quite funny with a good helping of his acidic and slightly warped humour throughout and more than once I had to wipe tears from my eyes after reading his unique way of describing otherwise fairly banal subject matter. If you like golf I'd definitely give it a read but if you can't tell the difference between a sandwedge from a sandwich you might not appreciate it as much as others.
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on 15 December 2010
Carl Hiaasen moves here from fiction (always excellent) to autobigraphical comment (also excellent). This book is very similar to the style of Bill Bryson where the author's activities are merely the canvas for a rich mix of humourous observation, daft facts and wry self-deprecation. As with Bryson it's laugh out loud or at least snigger on the bus on to work.

Who will like it? Any Hiaasen fan. Anyone who likes golf. Anyone who deosn't like golf but does like good writing.
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on 1 July 2009
You don't have to like golf, or even know about it, to enjoy this book. All you have to do is enjoy the writing style and view of life that Carl Hiaasen has. If that's the case, you will find this book a riot. If you haven't encountered him yet, this is an easy way in, and if you have, you'll love it.

Hilarious and well writen: perhaps in this work of non-fiction, Hiaasen shows us the imagination from which the characters in his novels come...
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on 30 September 2010
As a golfer getting back into the sport after a long layoff this book couldn't have been more appropriate. A true account of Carl Hiaasens' attempt to rediscover the "joys" of golf. Hillariously funny from beggining to end, and so true and accurate. After reading the book ( in just two days ) i am now thinking of taking up snooker instead !!! Oh ! By the way, look out for the monkey !
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on 29 November 2012
Excellent read. Some laugh out loud moments. Would recommend to golf fans everywhere. Always enjoy his books and this one lived up to my expectations.
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on 11 June 2011
I'm not a golf fan but I found this a delightful and laugh out loud read - definitely recommended for any Hiaasen (or indeed golf) fans.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 July 2010
Unfortunately I cannot agree at all with the praise other reviewers have lavished on this book. Carl Hiassen fans beware, this is not a story but an "autobiographical account" of Monsieur Hiassen taking up golf again. Encouraged by his friends to return to the sport and keep a diary, we get to read the results. Yawningly cringe-worthy is my honest opinion. Having read many of his other books and been totally enthralled with their story-lines, this one fails the simplest of tests - make the story interesting.
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on 5 September 2014
Another great read from Hiaasen
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 May 2013
Being an avid Hiassen fan I thought this one would involve his usual hilarious mayhem sadly not the case.I didnt finish it even though I had run out of holiday book fodder,you can only take so much" finished the first nine in ninety nine,definately on a run here"with gratuitous advertising for Ping Callaway et al(including their prices)One would have to be a big,serious,brain dead , golfing buff to get through this tedious and ultra repetitive book,he may have been pressured into writing it but he should have left it alone,does nothing for his otherwise exemplary yarn telling abilities.G.
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