Skinny Dip has ratings and reviews. Mara said: Ok, now I get it! And by it I mean all the Hiaasen hoopla among those with whom I share a c. Hiaasen’s signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his. Chaz Perrone may care more about Hummers than hammerheads, but he’s done pretty well for himself as a marine biologist, doctoring water samples so.

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Buy it at Books-A-Million. His books get gushing reviews and now I can see why. On the one hand, this is a well-written book. Seriously, the idea fip the plot came from a true story about a young woman who vanished off a cruise liner in the Caribbean during her honeymoon. Chaz flees in the boat. They have their own quirks, of course — Rolvaag has two pet pythons, skinnny Mick has been married six times — but they are definitely good guys.

Until that seemingly unresolved ending, this is vintage Hiaasen, with some wonderfully likable characters as well as his signature obnoxious heavies, and the plot is a delightful mixture of farce and suspense.

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I believe that this book is absolutely amazing and it’s definitely a must read. Books ‘N Booze Bo Aug 06, Mara rated it really liked it Shelves: On the way home to Red’s farm the entrepreneur insults Tool, who takes revenge on his boss in the middle of nowhere by slaying him and impaling his body on a roadside crosses of the same type that Tool collects.

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Book Review – Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

I pretty much hated this book. Like all Hiaasen bad guys, he is lazy, amoral, greedy, illiterate, and averse to nature, but unlike the others his particular corruption forces him to pose in a role for which he is spectacularly unsuited.

Except Chaz is a douche. They are often portrayed as so steeped in corruption and greed that they think of themselves as heroes, or at least as normal guys, through an “everybody does it” rationalization.

Also, I don’t know a single woman who goes around goading people into action by saying come on you pussy. Grunwald says that when conservation efforts should focus on curtailing the effects of public activity, it is misleading and dangerous to lay all the blame on “bad guys” personified by Red Hammernut and Chaz. A place where migrant workers are slaving away under the supervision of brutal and illiterate hitmen.

The Night Circus- Dream Cast: She’s found, exhausted and a little worse for wear, by Mick Stranahan, a recluse who lives on a private island Joey Perrone is pissed–and she has every right to be. Clive Owen Actor Closer British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill.

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Tool’s gradual moral awakening, as he grows closer to a dying old lady who is too proud to admit that she sjinny been abandoned by her family; Karl Rolvaag’s longing for his native Minnesota, and his search for his escaped pet pythons ; Chaz’s obsession with sex and his desperate attempts to reverse the erectile hizasen which is his only sign of guilt over Joey’s murder, including experimenting with a black-market version of Viagra — “the Food and Drug Administration FDA definitely would not approve.


Karl Rolvaag was a very interesting character as well. However, she lucks out by bumping into a floating bale of Jamaican pot. In fact – in the course of the story – Chaz ‘kills’ several people.

I asked her out from the library for a brief fling. Comedy is ensured by dialogue filled with sexual innuendo and sarcastic commentaries on married car, politics, pollution, violence.

Instead, the biggest threat to the Everglades comes not from corporate pollution or corrupt officials, but rather from “John Q. Discover what to read next. The other central plot is the fight to save the Everglades, and the role that the villains are playing in its destruction. Pathetic as a villain, he is nonetheless frightening in his sordid venality — and for the lowest possible price.


Sep 03, Algernon rated it really liked it Di; Joey is thankful she was co-captain of her college swim team. But Joey was a champion swimmer in college and she manages to survive the night, clinging to a bale of Jamaican weed. Then the hiaasdn together, with the unwitting aid of a suspicious cop who can’t pin the attempted murder on Chaz, hatch a sadistic plot to scare that “maggot” out of what little wit he has.

I’ve read the greats.

Since I’m not exactly trailblazing new territory here in book review land, I’ll just give you some quick picks from the cast of Skinny Dip which may or may not overlap with everyone’s favorite super secret spy agency d Haasen, now I get it! He has the very best of characters. Open Preview See a Problem?