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on 22 October 2001
yes, the mile high club was something of a disappointment, but steppin' on a rainbow sadly continues the downward slide of the kinkster. this time the problem is largely due to the appearance of stephanie du pont and her annoying put downs. yes, the kinkster loves her, but no one else does. the plot, as has been increasingly the case, is non-existant, this time not taking place on hawaii. that shouldn't matter - hell, the rest of them were pretty much plot free - but this book, as the with the last couple, has been kinky by numbers. maybe it is the fact that whilst the kinky 'charcacter' was always world weary, now the books are weary in themselves. the old device of having one of the irregulars 'killed off' has perhaps been used one time to many, but hopefully the next one will be killer bee. to anyone wishing to take up the kinkster, i would advise buying the first couple of compilations and, if possible, to see him on tour.
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on 2 November 2001
This book just feels like the Kinkstah is going through the motions. Compared to some of his earlier books the plot is weak and the addition of Stephanie Dupont is not a major improvement - she is just so annoying. This is a great shame as I have really enjoyed reading some of Friedman's other works and rate them highly.
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on 7 January 2002
I'm not sure whether to take what i'm reading at face-value, or is it all a joke!??! Either way, I started reading this book on Boxing day and finished it on Boxing's boxing day. Very easy to read, packed full of descriptive cliches and memorable one-liners, the conversations are quick and witty and the plot moves along at a decent pace. Before writing this review I checked out his and Rambam's websites, then ordered another Kinky book and his debut C.D. This guy has got to me....
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on 6 August 2002
I suppose there will come a point when I'm tired of Kinky Friedman novels, but fortunately it hasn't happened yet. This book is much of the same, but set in Hawaii rather than New York. You don't read Kinky for the plot, but for the style, the humour, and the one-liners. Having said that, this book isn't as good as the others - I miss Ratso, and as another reviewer said, there's just too much Stephanie in it.
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on 10 November 2003
This was the first book of Mr Friedman's that I had come across, and after the first paragraph I knew that I would eventually purchase and read all of his others.
The plots are never too complex and hard to follow like other top writers, which allows you to sit back and enjoy the funniest dialogue out there in the literary world today (think Joe R Lansdale and Carl Hiaasen).
This book was also of great meaning to me as I had recently visited Hawaii and knew of the places meantioned in the book.
So to conclude, if you want a mystery with lashings of humour, great characters and classic capers, don't just get this book - go ahead, get them all!!
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