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Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen
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Sep 27, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: modernnoir
Recommended for: anyone
Read in January, 2007

In this book, Hiaasen achieves a nice feat. He blends a modern noir with patches of dark hilarity, like the Coen Brother's Fargo. This is a tale of grifters ranging through post-hurricane-Andrew Florida, ripping off victims who have just been through a terrible natural disaster. Snapper, a grifter who had his jaw rearranged by a game warden, is so stupidly menacing he needs a part-time prostitute named Edie to mediate between him and the rest of the world. Edie and Snapper naturally are trying to grift each other while they fleece the hurricane victims. Then along comes Skink, the Florida ex-governor who has mental health issues. And Skink turns out to be the good guy! Hiaasen is an environmental activist who inserts his cause subtly into his tale. A great read!
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