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Nature Girl
Nature Girl
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Honey Santana - impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes" - has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She's taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie - the fifteen-minute-famous gir...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307262998
ISBN-10: 0307262995
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 133 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
if you are familiar with Hiassen you will love it, if not check it out if you love social and political satire, Florida or hate telemarketers
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Helpful Score: 4
This book lends itself to a fun audio presentation. I especially love when one of the bad guys repeatedly says, "Jackpot!" Perfect for a car ride. Both my husband and I enjoyed it. Hiaasen always has whacky characters and bizarre plot lines - this book is no exception. Enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 3
I always enjoy reading Hiaasen's novels and this was no exception! Although the story was a little contrived, I enjoyed the interaction between all of the wacky characters. As usual, Hiaasen's comments on society were on target including his jabs at telemarketers, religion, and development and tourism in Florida. I recently read Skin Tight which was probably one of my favorite Hiaasen's but I also recommend Nature Girl highly.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great book about the wild and hilariously funny characters Hiaasen finds in southern Florida. I often laugh out loud while reading his books, and this time was no exception. A divorced couple really want to be together except she "hears things" and goes beserk over such things as a telemarketer's hard sell. In fact she goes so beserk, she plans an incredibly elaborate revenge that involves getting the guy down to Florida and taking him to a deserted island so she can lecture him about proper behavior. But that's only the beginning...

My hardcover copy is in good shape but the dust cover is slightly torn at one corner (and a bit wrinkled). But the book itself is totally unmarked and fine and fresh.
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Helpful Score: 2
Quick, funny read. Reminds me of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" bizarre it'll probably turn out to be based on a true story. lol
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If Dave Barry teamed up with Elmore Leonard to write comic crime novels about the dumb, inept, and down-right stupidest end of the criminal continuum, with the most eccentric characters on the cast list of not-so-innocent by-standers and good guys, you would get the typical Hiaasen novel. Since Hiaasen writes about the "real" Florida, his stories are always colorful, exotic, entertaining, hot, humid, but always highly amusing. "Nature Girl" is no exception. Just how many bad guys are wiped into this souffle is hard to say--even the good guys are pretty edgy. You basically can tell who's who by IQ. Bad guys: belt-size IQ. Good guys: too clever by half. In the end truth, justice, love, and the American Way--Florida-style win out, and once the sun is really setting, and Margarettas finally just perfect, this novel will give you a warm, sweet glow, like a $500-a-night Palm Beach hotel tan.
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Love Carl Hiassen and this is one of his best.
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As usual Carl Hiaasen delivers. Great characters. He makes all of his books interesting and fun to read. This one has it all - a main female character who is probably bi-polar; her ex-husband and their son (who is the REAL adult in the family); a man working in a call center and his mistress; an Indian and a college student, etc, etc.

Loved it.

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