Denise Rodgers's Reviews > Basket Case
While I like Carl Hiaasen's books in general, this one is my all-time favorite. What makes it different from Hiassen's other books is that it's written in first person. by main-character Jack Tagger, a down-on-his-luck, has-been investigative reporter, who is now reduced to writing obituaries for the local paper. Jack sees a death notice for a former rock star, and convinces his young boss to let him pursue the story. Like all Hiassen's books, this one is a wild ride. This is obvious much more than a typical obituary. And seeing the action through the eyes of Jack Tagger makes this book less cartoonish than his others. (I'm not a great fan of his children's books; he takes himself too seriously when writing for children.) This book gets five stars as I've already read it twice, and intend sometime in the future to read it again.
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