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Fairway to Hell

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In 2005, Carl Hiaasen picked up a golf club again for the first time in 32 years. Over the course of the next 18 months, Carl's game got better, then worse, then better again. On the way to summoning up the courage to compete in a tournament, Carl details the hilarious consequences of his misguided belief that he can actually play golf.
235 pages
Published 2008 by Bantam
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James Lyon
Up until now I have read and absolutely loved everything Carl Hiaasen has written. I have re-read many of his books and found inspiration in his tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, his outrageously funny set-ups, situations and characters, and his Mark Twain-like ability to poke fun at human foibles. In some respects, I consider him Florida's answer to Mark Twain. His writing style is usually clear, crisp, and picturesque.

Having said all that, this book was a stinker. It details Hiaasen's return to
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Dave Hay
Being,an ex golfer, and hoping to have time to be a golfer again in the future, many of the feelings that overcome Carl Hiaasen are familiar. Fun, not taxing, and simple. reminds me why I feel for all golfers. Might not be much of a read for non golfers.
John
Best book on golf I have ever read. It is not going to improve your game but it will provide a cathartic release. This fellow-sufferer/duffer has embarked on the same frustrating, masochistic pilgrimage hacking up turf (and, more often than not, sand) while registering lots of terrible scores (although he does manage to get into the low 80s on a few occasions). There is no golf advice, no stuff on how to improve your swing. There might be some recommendations on what and how much to drink in the ...more
Sandi
same as on the downhill lie - same author, same content - EXACTLY THE SAME!
Louise
it was indeed ok, to be honest, I didnt read the blurb properly, just bought it as I like Hiaasen...
its wasnt the usual, being as it was a real story, about him and taking up golf again, so didnt have the usual chaos and black humour....
I dont understand golf either..
it still made for an ok read, so presumably it would be excellent if you knew or cared about the game??
Neil
I'm not a golfer but I'm a Hiaasen fan and he can make golf sound fun.
Sharon
seems to be identical to downhill, etc... same year published
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Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives with his family. After graduating from the University of Florida, he began writing for the Miami Herald. As a journalist and author, Carl has spend most of his life advocating the protection of the Florida Everglades. He and his family still live southern Florida.
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