Book Reviews of Naked Came the Manatee

Naked Came the Manatee
Naked Came the Manatee
Author: Tom Shroder (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780449001240
ISBN-10: 0449001245
Publication Date: 1/20/1998
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a serial novel, with each chapter written by a different author - 13 in all. Very interesting!
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This book is a collaboration by such people as: Dave Berry, Edna Buchanan, Paul Levine, John Dufresne and many more. Each person wrote a chapter in this novel. Highly suspensuful, wickedly funny and an all around good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
The story line flowed well in spite of the fact that each of the thirteen chapters was written by a different author. I enjoyed it!
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This was quite the story and it is pretty amazing how the authors each kept the flow of the story moving. Overall, I enjoyed it but I think the plot became a little convoluted with a lot of characters being brought into the story that didn't add too much to the storyline. The plot itself was pretty bizarre - why was everyone after the frozen head(s) of Fidel Castro? I won't spoil how this turns out but it was pretty neatly tied together at the end. The last two chapters were written by Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen - two of my favorites - but overall, I think I would rather read a complete novel by either of these two.
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Quirky story but not as good as Naked Came the Phoenix.
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This book is another gem.Carl Hiaasen fans must read.
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Loved this book. Once again Hiaasen has created unique characters and woven a story that just moves you right along. Have yet to read a bad book by him.
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Enjoyed the book. Surprised at continuity considering each chapter written by a different author.
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Really like this book. I is a keeper. Not reposting it! I don't usually keep books, but this one is so interesting and unusual that I want to have it around for a rainy week-end!
Karen
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hilarious
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Abridgement
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A comedy/mystery with each chapter written by a different writer from Southern Florida.
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Loved it! True Hiassen, et al
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER!
AMAZON.COM REVIEW:
Dave Barry starts the madness in Naked Came the Manatee, introducing a 102-year-old environmentalist named Coconut Grove and a manatee saddled with one of Barry's favorite monikers, Booger. Carl Hiaasen closes down the party, and in between, 11 of Florida's literati, including Elmore Leonard, John Dufresne, and Edna Buchanan, make twisted offerings to the affair: three severed heads, all bearing a remarkable resemblance to Fidel Castro; four murders; some sex; some espionage; even an appearance by Jimmy Carter and one by Castro himself.
Originally published as a serial novel in the Miami Herald's Tropic magazine, Naked Came the Manatee resembles a literary game of telephone, with each writer contributing a chapter and passing it on to the next, who then makes the most of what he or she is given. The result is a novel with wildly fluctuating styles and more crazy plot curves than a daytime drama, but thanks to these 13 masters of the craft this roller coaster of a book is almost as much fun to read as it obviously was to write. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is a good, quick read with alot of characters and action. Similar to some of Carl Hiaasen's other books. It's fun. I recommend it for any one that wants a quirky, fun book to read.
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A must read for anyone with unrequited sexual fantasies about Fidel Castro.

Serial novel written by 13 relatively well known authors in South Florida
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A little uneven but fun!