Virtually unnoticed, JoLayne Lucks stops by the Grab'n'Go to play the same numbers she's played every week for five years. Each lotto number marking the age at which she dumped a tiresome lover. She doesn't know it yet, but the discarded men in JoLayne's life have finally amounted to something. show more
Virtually unnoticed, JoLayne Lucks stops by the Grab'n'Go to play the same numbers she's played every week for five years. Each lotto number marking the age at which she dumped a tiresome lover. She doesn't know it yet, but the discarded men in JoLayne's life have finally amounted to something.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 7th 1999
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
This was a fun and laugh-out-loud book populated with plenty of 'characters'. I have only been to Florida once, so I can't comment on the veracity of this portrayal of Floridians, but I can't see how someone can make up this kind of weirdness without a grain of truth behind it all. Under the levity,...
Another riot of a book this time it's about a winning lottery ticket. Actually two winning lottery tickets. JoLayne Lucks uses the numbers that corespond to the age she dumped a tiresome lover, every week, this time they're lucky for her. She's the winner of 14million, half of the 28 million jack...
So I read Hoot with my kids and thought this was another adolescent fiction book. I figured I'd read it and then suggest it to my 11 year old (if it was an okay read). This is not a kid's book; this is an adult novel and unlike his adolescent fiction (which was good), I found this to be just juveni...
God, I love this author. He is hysterical, and paints South Florida with such a jaundiced eye. Read this on vacation, and laugh your butt off while those on neighboring lounge chairs stare at you. Hiaasen is a master. (Note--these older books, Lucky You, Tourist Season, Sick Puppy are better than th...
This book made me laugh out loud. The thing I love about Carl Hiaasen is his ability to evoke places and people seemingly effortlessly. His descriptions of old, weird Florida are spot on. And hilarious.
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