Stormy Weather (Skink #3)
A hilarious new novel of greed and corruption from the bestselling author of "Strip Tease". The story focuses on southern Florida at the height of the tourist season, when a ferocious hurricane hitsluring con artists, carpetbaggers, and would-be saviors like hyenas to the lion's kill. "Hiaasen himself is a one-man force of nature"....more
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If Hiaasen's books are all so predictable, why do I like reading them so much? Because he is an incredibly clever writer with a dark, twisted sense of humor that I ...more
This time the author scrambles a muddle of cartoonish characters whose lives intersect implausibly in the immedia ...more
Carl Hiassen has not dissapointed me yet.
This is my kind of book. It has zany characters that you really do love or hate and understand, a funny plot as intricately woven as a fine basket and an underlying message - that is not in your face and you can c ...more
A crazy cast of characters all entering Florida during and after a hurricane. The dark and twisted hilarious and satirical nature of the novel is offset by its preachiness over environmental concerns which have grown stale for me and it's predictibility. Hiaasen's d ...more
Bonnie and Max Lamb are on their honeymoon at Disney World when the one-hundred year hurricane hits. Max, being a good red-blooded American, immediately grabs his video camera and heads for the path of destruction to tape all the gore and devastation. Bonnie is not happy, feeling this is somehow disrespectful, but when Max is kidnapped by Skink, ...more
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This time it's a Florida hurricane which starts the ball rolling, as various couples find that a hurricane has completely wrecked the lives they had been living before the winds hit and overturned everything that made them the people they felt ...more
It is an entertaining read but not the best example of the satire that I enjoy in his work. The characters here, while entertaining as usual, were almost too many for the story and even those you tend to root for had a bit ...more
Many people find this author amusing. I am not one of them. My taste in literary humor runs to more of the Kurt Vonnegut variety. To me, reading Vonnegut is like watching Chaplin. And reading Hiaasen is like watching the Three Stooges.
1. Two major storylines (protagonist side / antagonist side) that eventually converge late into the book;
2. Some subplots from those storylines;
3. The Sunshine St ...more
Hiaasen is known for his humor. I guess. Humor is always subjective and I found myself being subjected to his brand ...more
The book is like a series of vignettes, each character following the storm for a different reason. All the stories intertwine in a way only Hiaasen could imagine. This is one of ...more
In this story, a hurricane blows through south Florida unleashing many chains of events that brew until they all link together for a dramatic conclusion. There is suspense, love and a whole lot of funny moments.
This novel's connector is a hurricane, and thus the tumultuous and absurd lives of the many random characters are drawn together etc, etc, etc. But the story and writing were largely uneven, and the connective tissue was often tenuous at best. Enter in a number of characters we weren't supposed to like, ...more