Skinny Dip has ratings and reviews. Mara said: Ok, now I get it! And by it I mean all the Hiaasen hoopla among those with whom I share a c. Hiaasen’s signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his. Chaz Perrone may care more about Hummers than hammerheads, but he’s done pretty well for himself as a marine biologist, doctoring water samples so.

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At gunpoint, Chaz drives her out to the swamp at Loxahatchee where, in the dark, he fires at her.

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Carl Hiaasen is a funny author. Hiaasen with a heart. I will admit that the concept of the book is delicious. Jan 14, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it liked it Shelves: He spent far too much time focusing on his “performance” in certain rooms in the house read: Crime Mysteries Audiobooks Category: Looking for More Great Reads?

Sep 06, Shirley rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a child, his family moved around, and he grew up in North Dakota, the The rest of the cagl is dedicated to Joey taking revenge on her inept murderer of a husband.

What Chaz doesn’t know is that Joey survives by clinging to a wayward bale of Jamaican weed. As always, Hiaasen’s beyond-quirky characters drive the story. At his first attempt, he tosses his wife overboard at sea, forgetting that she’s a champion swimmer; at his second, he is so inexperienced with guns that he can’t hit Ricca with a pistol shot from thirty feet away; at his third, he shoots Tool at point blank dup, yet only manages to wound him in the armpit.


Mick was the reclusive former cop although, now that I think about it, he really doesn’t act like a cop who lends a helping hand to poor Joey. View Full Version of PW. His portrayal of Fagan is still famous today!

Not only does he toss her overboard at sea, afterwards he blandly gathers all her belongings and clothes and dumps them in the garbage — as Joey tearfully says, “sweeping me out the door like I was dirt. An expert swimmer, Joey makes her way to a floating bale of Jamaican pot-and then to an island inhabited by dkinny ex-cop named Mick Stranahan, whose ex-wives include five waitresses and a TV producer.


Both Mick and Karl, working independently, trace the bill of sale of Chaz’s expensive Hummer to one of Red’s companies, and patient investigation leads them to discover the Everglades scam.

On the other hand, the lone Vietnam veteran has seemingly lost the fight against his adversaries, and run away.

When you have tertiary characters Tool, Red, the Captain that are far more interesting than your main character, you have diip wonder about the author’s ability to flesh out the skinnyy in his books. The truth was that people were determined to smoke, regardless of what any pinhead researchers had to say.

I picked this up at a used bookstore because I had seen it several times before and it looked somewhat amusing.

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Jan 02, bookczuk rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall — a ridiculous but absorbing read. Each of these three persons survives, and resurfaces to take part in the revenge plot against him.


Skink puts in a short appearance as well, gentle reader, from the ongoing Skink series. Chaz is unnerved when a mysterious phone caller seems to know every detail of the night Joey fell overboard, concluding that only Karl could know so much about it.

Of course, the language wasn’t that advanced and the writing easy, but still, it was catchy. Not everyone can abide in stellar heights, unreachable and ever-gunned-for. The main recreation on cruise ships is eating, which is apparently a hour activity.

Chaz Perrone – who likes to be called ‘Dr. Although some of the characters were heavily caricatured and hard cal relate to, there were a few that I could connect with, namely Mick Stanagan and Karl Rolvaag.

Cwrl Law is an English actor. Well, I grew up in that lovely state, and I’m normal I really love that Hiassen works his conservationist agenda in so wonderfully in a way that enhances, rather than detracts from, his fun fun fun story, but I just can’t get as into other stuff about him as I’d like to be. Turns out, the third act just gets worse.

Joey is equally baffled, and begs Mick not to report that she is biaasen alive.