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A briliant, laugh out loud, crime novel
on 22 July 2009
Welcome to competitive bass fishing in Florida. There is a backdrop which I never expected for one of the funniest novels I've read in a long time. You have got to love the Skink character, a sort of lunatic eco-warrior who is actually a secondary player in the novel to the hero Decker.
Mr Hiaasen weaves together an absolutely wonderful supporting cast of characters in the middle of his Green versus Greed main theme. There is a huge amount of violence, death and general mayhem much of it caused by Queenie (read it and see!).
This is a genuine, laugh out loud, funny book. It is also just so bizarre; as another reviewer has mentioned there really is a character going around with a dead dog clamped to his arm. There is also a very vivid example of the sort of conversation not to have at a funeral.
Just so brilliant but with a biting undertone about the fruit-cakes on the loose in the Deep South. This is strongly recommended and really is a five star read; now where can I find more of Mr Hiaasen's stuff?