Skin Tight Author:Carl Hiaasen "Good, mean fun...A twisting, high-speed ride on a roller coaster without brakes." — SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead, and the list of possible players is long: the plastic surgeon with the extremely shaky hands, the sleazy lawyer who advertises, the TV host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity,... more » and the hit man whose skin problems could fill a comprehensive (if bizarre) medical textbook.
The whole thing is downright harrowing. It's Hiaasen at his best. And his best is very, very good.
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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.
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.
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.
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.