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Sick Puppy
Sick Puppy
Author: Carl Hiaasen
When Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to saving Flo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679454458
ISBN-10: 0679454454
Publication Date: 1/4/2000
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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ajsmommy avatar reviewed Sick Puppy on
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.
constant-reader avatar reviewed Sick Puppy on + 130 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Classic Carl Hiaasen! Characters, situations and plot are offbeat to bizarre, but really entertaining.
runcysmom avatar reviewed Sick Puppy on + 163 more book reviews
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
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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SandraB avatar reviewed Sick Puppy on + 185 more book reviews
Interesting, not as good as some of his other books...
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A fun, wild ride, as are all Hiaasen's books.definitely light-weight but entertaining.
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inconsistant. Plot hard to follow and not consistently funny at all.
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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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SO fun to read!
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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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Good read. Lots of twists and turns in the demented eco-obsessive character Twilly. Kept me reading until the very end.
WildOrchid avatar reviewed Sick Puppy on + 222 more book reviews
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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