Book Reviews of Sick Puppy

Sick Puppy
Sick Puppy
Author: Carl Hiaasen
ISBN-13: 9780446604666
ISBN-10: 0446604666
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 333 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I had never read any of Carl Hiaasen's books, but picked this one up on a flight and enjoyed the read. I live in Florida, and am familiar with many scene settings in this book. It was quite humorous, with just enough peculiarity to keep you interested! Definitely NOT for younger readers, as there is some language and situations that are completely adult. I will definitely pick up another book by Mr. Hiaasen whenever I need a good laugh.
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Helpful Score: 3
Classic Carl Hiaasen! Characters, situations and plot are offbeat to bizarre, but really entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the funniest Carl Hiaasen book I have ever read. I laughed all the way through it. I kind of hate to give it up in case I want to read it again.
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Helpful Score: 2
Carl Hiaasen at his best. Includes republican hookers, millionaires with a Barbie fetish. Illustrates the money hungry power brokers that have come to dominate southwest Florida these days. And the labrador is the hero of the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book. This type of book would not usually get a second look from me if I saw it on the shelf but I saw an interview on TV with the author and decided to check out his work. I found this book humorous and a real page turner. I can't wait to check out more of his books.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great one! Carl Hiaasen writes some of the funniest mysteries I've ever read. I have to concur with the reviewer who noted that he should really be thought of as a satirist. It would not be unusual to find yourelf laughing out loud as you read any of his books. They all take place in Florida, and he must have a monopoly on the greatest number of weirdos to ever populate one work. How he manages to do this continually is amazing. Try one and, promise, you'll be hooked!
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious. He's a terrorist, but Twilly terrorizes people who hurt the environment, like litterers.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a wonderful book! My first Hiaasen and what a great start! I have since read another and plan to read them all. I would highly recommend it to those who like modern comic writing with quirky characters and plot twists.
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Helpful Score: 1
Raucous and plain funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a typically well written Hiaasen novel. I enjoyed the story line but some of the characters seemed too far fetched. It is a very quick read and worth the day between the covers.
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Helpful Score: 1
The title says it all when descibing the characters in this book. Made you laugh and how extreme they really were. Makes you wonder about some people and the state of Florida. Good Read
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Interesting, not as good as some of his other books...
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Very enjoyable read. If you need something light and a bit amusing, this is the one to pick!
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Funny funny book.
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Too funny.
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Living in Florida, working at a theme park, Carl's work hits home for me. I love his humor, a little trashy in all the right places, definitely "R" rated. Great departure..
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They say all the nuts roll down to Florida and this book is determined to prove it. Chock full of kooky characters the off-beat predicaments they find themselves in. Loved it. Great beach reading.
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Carl Hiaasen delivers another hilarious book - this one is based on corrupt Florida politians and trying to save Toad Island from becoming the next paved paradise. As usual, there is quite a cast of colorful characters stealing dogs, eyeballs and making Barbies out of people.
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Carl Hiaasen combines humor and suspense in his books. Sick Puppy keeps your interest throughout. It's hard to put it down.
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Wanted very much to enjoy this book, and was completely expecting to (as I had already ordered several other Hiaasen books), but, alas, it was not be. Absolutely some funny material in this one, but, just not enough to keep me interested.
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Chuckle filled, laugh out loud in spots.
The characters are humorously odd and often hilarious.
A truly fun read so that I hated to say goodbye .
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As usual, Hiassen is funny funny...of course he makes all of us in FL look like idiots!
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inconsistant. Plot hard to follow and not consistently funny at all.
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A fun, wild ride, as are all Hiaasen's books.definitely light-weight but entertaining.
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SO fun to read!
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I like this author but this book has a bit too much animal abuse in it for my taste. I finished the book but there were parts that were a little hard for me to read. I have read, and will read, more by this authour but hopefully won't encounter much more of that.
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In this Florida-focused book, the real Hiaasen-variety fun begins! Take one Palmer Stoat, one of Florida's cockiest and most powerful political fixers, and mix in Twilly Spree, an idealistic, independently wealthy man with a hair-trigger temper! Naturally fireworks must follow; Spree tails Sproat with vengeance on his mind after a decidedly "un-green" event of Sproat's making. Things escalate, to sum it up in this brilliantly twisted entertainment, which is wrapped around a powerful ecological plea. Outrageously funny!
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This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Carl Hiaasen paints a out-loud, hilarious picture. His Florida perspective is very encouraging. You won't be disappointed.
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Hilarious as usual! - MMP
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A funny quick read -- typical Hiasen that shouldn't be missed!
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Good read. Lots of twists and turns in the demented eco-obsessive character Twilly. Kept me reading until the very end.
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Carl Hiaasen again brings us into the corrupt world of Florida politics when a real estate developer, a governer, and a lobbyist scheme to build a $29 million bridge to Toad Island paid for by the taxpayers to enable the real estate developer to ecologically destroy an island to build condos and golf courses. Eocology-minded zealots seek to expose and stop the destruction of Toad Island. The fight between the two sides is done is true bizarre Hiaasen fashion.
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An eco-terrorist with a trust fund, Twilly Spree is tailing a litterbug in a purple Range Rover with plates that read "COJONES." Before he knows it, Spree is up to his cojones in corrupt Florida politicos and some very sick puppies, including a Toyota salesman turned governor, a republicans only hooker, and a millionair developer with a fetish for Barbies.
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Sick Puppy shares Dave Barry's giddy gift for finding humor in South Florida horrors, and a bit of Elmore Leonard's genius for pitch-perfect dialogue spouted smartly by criminals who are dumb as stumps. The title of Hiaasen's eighth novel could apply to most of its characters, but it chiefly refers to an ebullient Labrador retriever named Boodle and the millionaire eco-terrorist Twilly Spree. Let's just say that Twilly has a singular affliction: poor anger management in the face of environmental irresponsibility. When he spots Boodle's owner, Palmer Stoat, tossing litter from a car, Twilly goes to Stoat's home and removes the glass eyeballs from the animals that the bloated lobbyist had shot and mounted on his walls. Boodle gulps down the eyeballs, sustaining no small amount of digestive difficulties.
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Classic Hiaasen
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Hey, if you like the author's political opinions to be hammered down your face, time and time again, throughout the course of one novel, then you should read this title.
I kid, i kid. It's actually a pretty entertaining little book.
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An eco-terrorist with a trust fund, Twilly SPree is tailing a litterbug in a purple Range Rover with "cojones" plates. Toad Island is threatened; mayhem occurs.
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very funny read. Romantic comedy of a strange sort. I recomend it.
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I LOVELOVELOVE Carl Hiaasen!!!
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One of Hiaasen's best. If you are looking for a fun crime book, this is it. Set in Hiaasen's home state of FL.
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A funny book. Easy reading.
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Gerat summer mystery read; part of a series.
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Great! book by an author I'm only recently discovering.
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I read it once and I thought it was a good book.
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Entertaining romp spotlighting the close and corrupt ties between Florida's government and developers. The Eco terrorists are, as always, the true heroes.
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Loved it, from the eccentric characters to the completely clueless dog.
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Like most of Hiaasen's book funny and a good read.
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this man is hilarious, especially if you are familiar with Florida.
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Interesting read on enviromental issues in Florida.
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A funny,funny mystery concerning Florida politicos
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Very good read. Hiassen likes to be droll while also interesting. Good combination.
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Such a great and funny adventure!!!
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An eco-terrorist with a trust fund, Twilly Spree is tailing a litterbug in a pruple Range Rover with plates that read COJONES. Before he knows it, Spree is up to his cojones in corrupt Florida politicos and some very sick puppies, including a Toyota salesman turned governon, a Republicans-only hooker and a millionaire developer with a fetish for Barbies. But when Spree learns that the fate of on unspoiled island is a stake, he's determined not to be outdone. While defending the toads of Toad Island-not to mention one cheerfully oblivious Labrador-he'll steal a man's wife, gouge out the eyes of big game trophies and even risk his life two or three times in this story
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As Publishers Weekly says, "Carl Hiaasen once again produces a devilishly funny caper. In SICK PUPPY, he shows himself to be a comic writer at the peak of his powers." Really an excellent book.
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love his books! another good one
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Excellent book
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An eco-terrorist with a trust fund,Twilly Spree is tailing a litterbug in a purple Range Rover with plates that read "cojones"Before he knows it,Spree is up to his cojones in corrupt Florida politicosand somevery sick puppies.
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AN ECO=TERRORIST WITH A TRUST FUND, TWILLY SPREE IS TAILING A LITTERBUG IN A PURPLE RANGE ROVER WOTH PLATES THAT READ COJONES. BEFORE HE KNOWS IT, SPREE IS UP TO HIS COJONES IN CORRUPT FLORIDA POLITICOS & SOME VERY SICK PUPPIES, INCLUDING A TOYOTA SALESMAN TURNEED GOVERNOR, A REPUBLICANS-ONLY HOOKER, AND A MILLIONAIRE DEVELOPER WITH A FETISH FOR BARBIES,
ZANY...A FROLICKING SEND-UP OF ECOLOGICAL SUBTERFUGE, FLORIDA'S FABLED POLITICS, AND DOWNRIGHT HUMAN FOIBLES.
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PLEASE NOTE: ISBN 0679454454 is SOFTCOVER, not hardcover as listed by this site.
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This is an OVERSIZED Softcover, same ISBN as the hardcover book......
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This ISBN (0679454454) is the same, but this is a Paperback book, as noted elsewhere in these reviews.