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Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen
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did not like it
bookshelves: crime, detective, humor, a-disappointment, mystery

What an odd story. It reminded me of Travis McGee in many ways, but an insane version. Normally I don't have an issue with satirical stories, but Skin Tight couldn't seem to decide if it was serious or totally loopy. One or the other, but not both. Mr. Hiaasen seems to have forgotten that old saying about not being able to have ones cake and eat it too. It was just too jarring. So I must say that ,in all in all, I didn't care for the book at all. I know that I should say more, but I simply didn't care for the book. I've heard about Carl Hiassen for years and now that I've finally gotten around to reading him I'm not impressed. I know that one shouldn't go off of one book, but it doesn't bode well.
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Reading Progress

July 14, 2012 – Started Reading
July 15, 2012 – Shelved
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: crime
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: detective
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: humor
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: a-disappointment
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: mystery
July 29, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Checkman Redhead wrote: "Sorry, hit 'Done' when I hadn't finished encouraging you to try another book. I loved reading 'Scat' years ago—a YA mystery set in Florida's Everglades. Must reread, since I don't remember much, bu..."

No problem. Like I said in my review. I know one shouldn't go of one book. I do plan on trying another one of his books. "Scat" sounds as good as any. Thanks.

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