Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting him to the police, she decides to stay dead and - with a little help from her friends and a few of Chaz's enemies -... show more
Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting him to the police, she decides to stay dead and - with a little help from her friends and a few of Chaz's enemies - instead of getting mad, she's going to get even. Filled with a host of endearingly offbeat characters, and a narrative that is hilarious, romantic and thought-provoking by turns, "Skinny Dip" takes us on a journey through the warped politics of Southern Florida and through the madness created by the human heart.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 1st 2006
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Mick Stranahan (#2)
How is it that Hiaasen has such a unique way of creating characters whom his readers can't help but end up feeling sorry for and rooting for—even though those characters are unworthy of our compassions? In Skinny Dip, Hiaasen does just that again. Hilariously funny and heart-string-tugging is this n...
Ok, now I get it! Of course, by "it" I mean all the Hiaasen hoopla among those with whom I share a certain brand of humor – an "it" that baffled me after my first encounter with Carl via Bad Monkey. We're back in Florida, where even the craziest of characters are plausible probable. Since I'm not...
How to categorize this book? It’s not a mystery – although it starts with a murder. It’s not a police procedural, although a policeman is trying to make the case against the murderer throughout the book. It’s not a romance, although it ends with a ‘happily-ever-after’. It’s not a comedy, although ab...
Just when I needed an amusing and satisfying bit of reading, my cousin dropped off this book at my Mom's. I picked it up and within the first three pages was hooked. There are all kinds of reasons to recommend this book, and you owe it to the Everglades to read it. Truly enjoyable, well-written, and...
My favorite of the Hiaasen opus.