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Great fun in the sun!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Naked Came the Manatee (Hardcover)
What a wild romp! One literary gumshoe is introduced, the next chapter he wins the lottery and is written out of the plot! The fictional sleuths of several famous mystery writers duel with each other to unravel the secrets of Castro's head(s). The sole constant character is the oft-maligned Manatee - he of small brain and nicknamed Booger.
The amazingly smooth flow of the plot through thirteen different writers made this book a delight to read, although it was too short. Obviously, in the manner of Carl Hiassen and Dave Barry, the humor dances on every page. The continuity between chapters, which must have required each individual writer to read and reread each previous chapter in order to match details, never loses the thread. It was a treat to relish each author's style, get to know in some small manner, that writer's favorite detective, and yet follow the ever-lingering Booger as he floats through the plot.
This is a book for summer vacation: read it on the beach and wait for Booger to show up!