Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Stormy Weather Paperback – 9 Apr 1999

4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£126.74 £0.01
click to open popover

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (9 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330340948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330340946
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 297,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Book Description

The hurricane that just hit Dade County is this year’s hottest scam. Everyone wants a piece. And Max, he just wants to go home . . .

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen has been writing about Florida since he was given a typewriter at the age of six. His novel, BASKET CASE, was a Sunday Times hardcover bestseller for over a month on publication in March 2002. As well as fiction, Hiaasen writes columns for the Miami Herald.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This could easily be a best selling Coen brothers movie.There is no main character which adds to this book's magic and with the end of every chapter the reader has very little idea as to what is going to happen next.A easy to read novel but with a complex story line.This book has the lot.I for one will be looking into Mr Hiaasen's back catalogue if this is an example of his work.
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 6 Nov. 2001
Format: Paperback
This is the first Carl Hiaasen book I've ever read and I loved it! It had one of the most unusual (and rather complicated), yet funny, plots I've ever come across. I found his style of writing to be refreshingly different and the characters within the story to be wonderfully diverse (from the weird and wacky 'Captain' to the very amiable hero, with many variations in between!).
I found it very difficult to put this book down (even for the call of nature) and kept telling myself that I would "read to the end of this chapter", but after having reached that goal, I found myself reading to the end of the next, never wanting to let go!
A 'feel-good' book! I'll definitely be reading Carl Hiaasen again.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Charles Green TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Feb. 2011
Format: Paperback
If you're familiar with Carl Hiaasen's adult novels then Stormy Weather offer up no great surprises, with its mix of crooks, lost souls, Floridian politics, environmental activism, satire, crime and wildlife-related incidents.

If you're new to Hiaasen's work then Stormy Weather isn't the worst place to start. I found it to be better than Tourist Season and Sick Puppy but not up to the high standard of Basket Case (a personal favourite) and not as polished and refined as his more recent novels such as Skinny Dip and Nature Girl. I'd probably put it on a par with Skin Tight in terms of quality.

Whilst it provides consistently amusing entertainment, like the Skin Tight, Stormy Weather is just a little too flabby around the edges. The middle section drags, there are too many characters and subplots competing for space and the final act meanders somewhat to its conclusion. Many of Hiaasen's later novels display far sharper, precision plotting and are consequently far better paced. You can see him refining his technique with Stormy Weather but its still very much a work in progress.

So, not a bad Hiaasen novel but not the best either. If you're a fan then there's plenty to enjoy. If you're new to his work then personally I'd kick-off with Basket Case or Skinny Dip first, but if you've already picked up Stormy Weather then this isn't a bad place to start.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this one. What a bunch of crazies, the Americans I mean, not the characters in this book. Well, ok, the characters too. But it's by having completely off the wall characters like the ex-governor that Hiaasen gets the satire of the money-is-all despoilers of his state and continent to hit home. The characters are pretend, but Florida is for real. Political corruption is real (here too). Nasty baddies and stupid eejits are real.
And so are the laughs. He's one smart cookie, Hiaasen, and I always look forward to reading a new one.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
As a hurricane hurtles through Florida, a handful of unusual people react in peculiar ways. Honeymooning Max Lamb eagerly videotapes the wreckage but is soon kidnapped by a reclusive ex-governor called Skink. Meanwhile two hustlers try to stage an insurance scam, and Max's new wife hunts for him with the help of a millionaire who juggles skulls. Book contains strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of an adult nature. Even with all that, this is a humors tale with a strange sense of justice.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Hiaasen is a great (funny) writer, always picking aspects of his native America that he finds quirky or amusing, and then through commentary shares those thoughts with us, and hopefully we laugh with him.
Stormy Weather is no different in what it tries to achieve. He's picked up a subject that will cause chaos (hurricanes do that), chooses a handful of (possibly stereotypical) characters, throws in a leading lady and a hero who's lost his way, a big cash settlement, and bingo! A Hiaasen novel.
The ideas are good, individual elements are good (the shock collar is class), but as a novel it didn't keep me interested. Hiaasen has produced better, Native Tongue is a wonderful uncomplicated read that will make you laugh from the beginning. Lucky You is a little slower to start with but picks up with great speed and nice twists. Sick Puppy is top notch (can't fault it!), but this offering is too slow (and clunky if I'm honest!).
Some claim that his writing lacks imagination and tension, that he is too formulaic , but it depends what you want? From a comedy read like Hiaasen I want a read with topics that I can easily identify, and then use his imagination on top of these topics to build a wacky and colourful world. I'm not particulary after tension from Hiaasen, if I want that I'll turn to Elmore Leonard or James Ellroy. And yes, he is formulaic to the extend that he knows what good building blocks are for his novels. Beyond the foundations is where his creativity flourishes, and he is no longer formulaic. No, Hiaasen is there to make me laugh, and for the most part he does that by getting his foundations set and then letting his imagination run wild.
Don't get me wrong, Stormy Weather did make me laugh out loud many times, but it didn't work for me as a whole.
Read more ›
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category