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Skinny Dip
Skinny Dip
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn’t know which way the Gulf Stream runs. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing, and now he’s found a way–doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the enda...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375411083
ISBN-10: 0375411089
Publication Date: 7/13/2004
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 227 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Hiaasen's latest fictional crusade against the destruction of Florida's nature world is as funny, fast-reading, and enjoyable as his many previous works. The characters are outrageously inventive, the dialog pitch-perfect, and the reading experience just plain fun. Recommended!
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Helpful Score: 4
Considering how trying to kill your wife could be funny, this book is hilarious! It reminds me a bit of Evanovich in how she has so much serious stuff going on yet adds humor; yet it's different too. I enjoyed this book a lot. you have to read it to unfold the entire mystery and how so much stuff keeps coming around and going wrong!
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Helpful Score: 3
Very funny! Vintage Hiaasen. Follow the tale of a bride on her honeymoon with her murderous new husband. He pitches her overboard from the cruise ship, and she swims to an island inhabited by a (sexy, of course!) recluse, who helps her exact a hilarious revenge.
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Helpful Score: 3
"Skinny Dip" is another entry into Hiaasen's theater of the absurd, with its usual cast of colorful characters and ridiculous twists to the plot that remind you there are far more idiots in this world than those with common sense. There are cameos from previous books, such as Mick and Captain, but enough new personalities - and fresh digs into political corruption - to make this entertaining and enjoyable. It's laugh out loud funny with enough feel good emotions to counter the darker motivations. I loved Joey and Mick, as well as the fascinating Tool. There isn't a single miss in the cast of this offbeat work. My only complaint was the rather blunt and enigmatic ending.

Still, you can't go wrong with this one for wacked out, plotty fun.
Angeleyes avatar reviewed Skinny Dip on + 217 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
My first Carl Haissen book and it won't be my last. This book is all about revenge and the best way to serve it. I got a big kick out of how the main character and her new beau tried to make her husband nuts, and in the end won. Lots of chuckles along with way.
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On behalf of my husband, who is the fiction reader in our family, I submit his review of Skinny Dip.

He found the story line was very interesting and fun, in a weird kind of way. My husband is not one for much baffoonery, so that says alot about his appreciation for this writer's work.

The vulgarity was something that my husband did not like, and said that he wished the writer would have toned it down. The story held his attention throughout, though, and deserved to be told without so much profanity.

A 4.5 star rating would be appropriate for Skinny Dip other than the colorful language, which brings it down to 3.5.

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Great fun read! A little quirky, but a very entertaining book!
samuraibunny avatar reviewed Skinny Dip on + 33 more book reviews
An amusing book to be sure. There was romance in this book, but it was very low-key, the main plot being revenge.

Since this is a light book, I didn't expect much character growth, but there is - surprisingly - a couple. Behind the humor and the satire, there is definitely a push for environmental awareness, which I think is fantastic. I mean, if you're dead, how are you going to spend all of that cash?

This is certainly a laugh-out-loud book, from beginning to end. I highly recommend it.
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Terrific, hilarious read. Read it cover to cover in one sitting!
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Great read.... clever plot, well developed character.
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typical funny Hiaasen
theatricalscot avatar reviewed Skinny Dip on + 15 more book reviews
Hiassen's talents are on full display here in this pulpy and enjoyable Florida thriller.
jamiG avatar reviewed Skinny Dip on + 37 more book reviews
Interesting to have a murder mystery where you know from the beginning Who Dunnit. Positive book on the strength of a woman. In the end, everyone gets pretty much what they deserve... Nice.
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Very funny story. Highly recommended for plenty of chuckles and a few genuine laugh out loud moments.
buzzby avatar reviewed Skinny Dip on + 6062 more book reviews
How come these novels never take place in South Dakota?
sassenach avatar reviewed Skinny Dip on + 18 more book reviews
This was the first Carl Hiaasen book that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. I will be looking for more by him!


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