Carl Hiaasen is back doing what he does best: spinning a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land in Florida--now, in the Bahamas too--get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.Andrew... show more
Carl Hiaasen is back doing what he does best: spinning a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land in Florida--now, in the Bahamas too--get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.Andrew Yancy--late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police--has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events--from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island--with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey, who earns his place among Hiaasen's greatest characters with hilariously wicked aplomb.
Publish date: June 11th 2013
Pages no: 317
Edition language: English
Very good book that had action, romance, laugh-out-loud moments and a pirate monkey. What more could you ask for? The story kept my attention until the last page and got it on the first. The lead character reminded me of a Joe Pesci type character. Made me want to move to the Florida Keys.
Abandoned at 21% completed. This is supposed to be an irreverent spoof of a murder mystery, but I felt the lighthearted approach to the main character sodomizing his lover's husband with a vacuum cleaner attachment was simply too offensive to continue reading. Two topics that I can't tolerate being ...
Very rarely does a trusted 'go to' author make me this cross. Lazy, messy and padded out.
This was actually my first foray into the works of Carl Hiaasen *gasp* – I know, it's hard to believe. I can't say I wasn't forewarned† that Bad Monkey might not make a great first impression for Carl (beloved by many whose opinions I hold in high regard). But, I've been known to disregard good advi...
More than laugh out loud funny. But the roach patrol assignment as a restaurant inspector leads to gross out descriptions that might cause the reader, as it did the protagonist on the assignment to lose weight.Very enjoyable descriptions of the Florida Keys, very strange and wonderful characters, ...