Yes I like Hiaasen ... now I like Morey,
This review is from: El Dorado Blues (An Atticus Fish Novel) (Paperback)
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I'm always a little cautious when an author is described as being like another ... particularly when that writer is Carl Hiaasen, whose fast paced, anarchic style sits with me very well.
El Dorado Blues is a second Atticus Fish novel, and whilst I wish I had read Wahoo Rhapsody first, it was not essential.
Morey shares Hiassen's pace and colour, but it would be a mistake to think of him as a clone. There is a different style here, the story is strong enough for this kind of light reading, and I found that I worked my way through El Dorado Blues pretty rapidly (I am normally a read in bed and fall asleep person) ... This time I took advantage of some decent weather and read it over a weekend.
The chapters are short (which I like) and although I struggled with some of the fishing references (shades of Hiassen) I got the gist.
Without spoiling the story, El Dorado Blues is a witty tale of treasure, good guys, bad guys, and pursuit. A few strange characters are thrown into the melting pot and I was hooked.
A good read, and I have already bought Wahoo Rhapsody for the next sunny weekend.