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Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen
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Jul 24, 09

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Recommended for: Hiaasen fans
Read in July, 2009, read count: 1

I've read a few other books by Hiaasen, and really liked them. This one was a little less enjoyable for me because I couldn't build any interest up in the bass-fishing aspect of the novel.

One of my favorite characters, Skink, kept me interested as well the detective-noir aspect. This is the novel which introduces Skink, who subsequently appears in several other Hiaasen novels.

The main character, Decker, is your classic P.I. with a questionable history; and in steps the femme fatale, who will either aid in his designated quest or help lead him into a deadly situation.

Added to the mix are the crooks/bad guys who wheel and deal to over-develop Hiassen's beloved Florida and several rednecks and lowlife types. Hiassen's characters are almost always just a bit bizarre and sometimes rather deranged, and yet he gives them enough depth to sound believable.

My biggest draw to Hiassen's novels is his perverse sense of humor. This novel is full of this, which made it entertaining, even though the main subject of the investigation held little interest for me.
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Ladiibbug Hi Yve ~

Nice reviews of a couple of Hiaasen's books lately
:-). I've read lots of him, and enjoy his bizarre characters and situations as well.

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