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Basket Case
Basket Case
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, “plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff.” Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba “accident,” might be the stiff of Ja...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375411076
ISBN-10: 0375411070
Publication Date: 1/2/2002
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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tashajean avatar reviewed Basket Case on + 146 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great humorous look at life and crime in Southern FL. As always, a memorable cast of characters!
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Great read. Entertaining. Moves right along. Great cast of characters keeps you hoping that the good guys win.
coach avatar reviewed Basket Case on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed it very much and ordered a couple of more of his books. A former investigative reporter is demoted to the obituary page and then becomes embroiled in a murder mystery. Really interesting and funny sidebits about the newspaper business and good twist and turns along the way. It is particularly funny about associating things that happen with the deaths of famous persons.
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Helpful Score: 1
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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Great escapist Hiaasen novel. Fun. Light.
Kittysan avatar reviewed Basket Case on + 9 more book reviews
Enjoyed an insider's view of the newspaper biz and the morbid sense of humor of anti-hero Jack Tagger. A quick read with lots of twists and dead-on observations of the seedy side of life in the music industry.
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My first read of Hiaasen, which I didn't think I'd like, turned out to be a pretty good one! Now I can't wait to read more of his books.
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One of the best so far. Great humor, great story, great characters.
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Good read. Can't go wrong with dead rock stars and frozen iguanas.
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This was the first book by Carl Hiaasen that I've read and I enjoyed it so much that I read it cover to cover in one sitting! It moves quickly, the characters are believable, and the story had a good mix of suspense, drama, action, and humor. I look forward to reading more from this author!


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