Book Reviews of Skin Tight

Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Author: Carl Hiaasen
ISBN-13: 9780446611510
ISBN-10: 0446611514
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 197 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Another super Hiaasen novel full of wacky characters that inhabit South Florida. This is about the 5th Hiaasen I have read and I would have to say its one of the best. (Others I have read include Tourist Season, Double Whammy, Strip Tease, Lucky You). Hiaasen has a knack for coming up with characters that are so memorable. Chemo and his Weed whacker prosthesis, the incompetent Dr. Graveline, and Reynaldo Flemm: the Geraldo like journalist in seach of a scoop are unforgettable. Even though this novel goes over the top in the grisly department, I would highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've enjoyed quite a few of Carl Hiaasen's books now, and this one did not disappoint me. Though not as humorous as some of his others this one delivers a solid plot line, memorable characters and, of course, Florida weirdness.

I'd rank it an 8 on a scale of 10 amongst his other books.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you like John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee adventure novels, you'll love Hiaasen's SKIN TIGHT. A retired police investigator living on the Florida coast becomes the focus of various sorts of mayhem. It's rather like Travis McGee on steroids took on Laurel and Hardy as well as the Three Stooges.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not the best one I've read. Mostly predictable and there were no surprises. The main character in this book was just a little bit TOO crazy for my tastes.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny, laugh-out-loud read. Mick Stranahan tussles with assorted low-lifes out for his hide.
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Zany. If you're in the right mood, Hiaasen's books can be a hysterical blend of characters, over-the-top situations, and an engaging storyline. If not, they can fall a little flat - the story isn't strong enough if you aren't enjoying the craziness.

2.5 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 1
My husband laughs out loud while reading these books!!
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Weird, funny, well written and fast paced.
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I've never read a Carl Hiassen novel that I did not THOROUGHLY enjoy!
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Typical Hiaasen- hilarious!
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Hiaasen is one of the most demented, twisted, hilarious writers in the universe. Wonderfully absurd, and absurdly good at mixing insanity with mystery.
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Skin Tight is a beach read, good for those times when you want something fun and light. It's a interesting story, with outrageous plot twists, but it just wasn't my style.
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Unlike most people, I really disliked this book. I like my funny stuff not to be mean-spirited. No one in this book is a sympathetic character--they're all sleazeballs doing totally unbelievable things. I needed to take a shower after reading this.
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Another funny story by the master of Florida literature. Humorous mystery that will keep you laughing all the way through.
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I have read alot of Carl Hiaasen's books and I think this one is my favorite. Great story with lots of humor!!
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Skin tight is my favorite Carl Hiaasen book, and I've read them all.

The story is based on a true story, like all of Hiaasen's work. About a corrupted plastic surgeon, there is the right amount of crime, romance, and humor to keep you entertained throughout.
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Classic Hiaasen fun. A cast of wacky characters, a pretty good plot line, and lots of good laughs.
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It is always fun to read a Carl Hiaasen book... characters you love to hate; clever but not silly; hilarious escapades and insightful excursions to Florida's seamier side.
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A good Carl Hiaasen read. Some unusual characters for color and the flavor of Florida.
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These characters were hilariously idiotic. Made me laugh out loud!
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I first read Carl Hiaasen's children/young adult books and I loved them. When I saw this novel, I was instantly interested. I read it in about 5 days because it was so intense. you never really know what is going to happen next because of all the beef Mick has with people. Guns, speed boats, nude models, and plastic surgery. What could be more Miami???
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Typical 'Hiaasen'!!! GREAT!!!
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Another great Hiaasen read!
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Love this author and he didn't disappoint with this story.
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Great author, great book!
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Murder mystery not recommended for children.
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Hiaasen at his best - plenty of bodies, sex, humor,
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Good murder mystery.
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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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Funny and a quick read, like other Hiaasen books.
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Off the back cover.
Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. Mick is sure of this, because he just had to dispatch a pistol packing intruder with the help of a stuffed Marlin head. But who would want to hurt a formker Florida state investigator? The answer is plenty of people-as Stranhan soon finds himself acquainted with a litter od nefarious players, including a hitman whose skin problems could fill a comprehensive( if Bizarre) medica textbook, a lawyer of questionable repute who advertises on billboards, and a tv show host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity. The whole thing gets downright harrowing for the ec-cop in one og Hiaasen's most breathtaking, madcap romps ever-where even a plastic surgeon with extremely shaky hands waits to wring Stranahan's neck...
The wackiest, funniest and entertaining Hiassen I have read to date. Don't wait...it's a must read for any Hiassen fan.
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Features 42-year-old former Fla state investigator Mick Stranahan, in peril. Suspects abound. The Seattle Times says, "...a high-speed tale of murder cover-ups and gonzo revenge...Hiaasen delivers every time." A selection of the Literary Guild, the Doubleday Book club and the Mystery Guild. Enjoy!
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Very good Read; all of Hiaasen's books are super. That's my opinion, your mileage may vary.
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Skin Tight is a classic Hiasen cocktail: Mix together a murderous plastic surgeon, a tabloid TV star, a retired detective, and a hit man that defies description; pour over the sultry Miami setting and enjoy!
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I cannot imagine how he can think up some of this stuff. this is my third book of his and I must have a warped sense of humor. I love him!
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Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. Mick is sure of this because he just had to dispatch a pistol-packing intruder with the help of a stuffed marlin head. Stranahan soon finds himself acquainted with a litter of nefarious players including ...a TV show host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity. If you are not already a fan of Carl Hiaasen - and you like a smart talking PI on the edge - and lots of funny situations and dialogue - you'll be a fan after you read this one!
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great book, very fun and funny, one of my favorite authors. The art work on the cover is different that that shown on the picture.
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What a great gory great murder book! Will read more of his!
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From Publishers Weekly
Hiaasen's latest thriller is his funniest and sharpest novel to date. Set in a south Florida swarming with ripoff artists, crooked cops, nude sunbathers and corrupt politicians, it features a Mafia-connected plastic surgeon with butterfingers, a bitchy Hollywood starlet, a remarkably inept hit man and a pompous TV journalist "nationally famous for getting beaten up on camera." Retired state investigator Mick Stranahan, the hero, kills an intruder in his seaside house on stilts by impaling him with a trophy spearfish. Then one of his five ex-wives is found drowned. Due to an unresolved missing-person case, someone wants Stranahan eliminated, and his efforts to flush out the mixed bag of bad guys let Hiaasen ( Tourist Season ; Double Wham my ) display his manic sense of humor at every turn. The cynical sleuth has just the right mix of sour and smarts to get a fix on a mad world. This wickedly amusing story is the work of a keen satirist who off-handedly exposes the moral rot at every level of society. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild, Mystery Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.


Book Description
Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. Mick is sure of this, because he just had to dispatch a pistol-packing intruder with the help of a stuffed marlin head. But who would want to hurt a former Florida state investigator? The answer is plenty of people-as Stranahan soon finds himself acquainted with a litter of nefarious players, including a hit man whose skin problems could fill a comprehensive (if bizarre) medical textbook, a lawyer of questionable repute who advertises on billboards, and a TV show host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity. The whole thing gets downright harrowing for the ex-cop in one of Hiaasen's most breathtaking, madcap romps ever-where even a plastic surgeon with extremely shaky hands waits to wring Stranahan's neck.
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Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. Mick is sure of this, because he just had to dispatch a pistol-packing intruder with the help of a stuffed marlin head. But who would want to hurt a former Florida state investigtor? The answer is plenty of people-as Stranahan soon finds himself acquainted with a litter of nefarious players, including a hit man whose skin problems could fill a comprehensive (if bozarre) medical testbook, a lawyer of questionable repute who advertises on billboards, and a TV show host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity. The whole thing gets downright harrowing for the ex-cop in one of Hiaasen's most breattaking, madcap romps ever-where even a plastic surgeon with extremely shaky hands waits to wring Stranahan's neck....