Naked Came the Manatee Author:Tom Shroder (Editor) In South Florida, everyone wants to get a head. But not just any head. A very famous human head--severed and snugged away in a cryonic container. A head that could spark a revolution and change the course of history. — Everybody wants a piece of the noggin: rotund gangster Big Joey G., a 102-year-old environmentalist, hard-boiled Miami reporter B... more »ritt Montero, lawyer Jake Lassiter, and a would-be dictator in exile--with ex-president Jimmy Carter and a lovable manatee named Booger thrown in for good measure.
With bodies piling up it's anybody's guess what will happen from one chapter to the next, as an all-star line-up of Florida's finest writers take turns at taking this outrageously original novel to the limit--and beyond.« less
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.