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Strip Tease
Strip Tease
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Congressman David Dilbeck has a bad problem. "I should never," he says, "be around naked women." But he just can't stay away. And late one night, at a gaudy Fort Lauderdale strip joint, Dilbeck loses control. He leaps onto the stage with the performers and proceeds to demonstrate his affections in a most unconventional wa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446695671
ISBN-10: 044669567X
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Strip Tease on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely love Carl Hiaasen. He books never fail to make me laugh out loud. And as looney and outrageous as his plots and characters are, there is an amazing amount of truth there also. As a fellow Floridian, I can attest to the craziness of our state...the retirees, tourists, sleazy politicians, religious zealots, real estate scams, amusement parks, roadside strip joints...the list goes on. Mr. Hiaasen exposes all that is wrong with this state that he loves, and makes you grateful that he took you along for the ride.
This book stands alone, but I suggest you read his others in order, as there are some reocurring characters whose stories build. Welcome to Florida!
spiritedbabe59 avatar reviewed Strip Tease on + 106 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Satisfingly sharp, funny, and smart. The usual collection of Hiaasen odd-ball characters - my favorites in this one had to be the bouncer Shad and Garcia the cop. And those who deserve justice once again received it as only Hiaasen can deliver - not always neat, clean, or lawful, but justice all the same! Thoroughly enjoyable read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Another entertaining read from Hiaasen, it's all there -- implausible plot, eccentric characters, strong women, crazy druggies, cartoon violence, the whole nine yards. Not his best -- but still fun if you're a fan.
daedelys avatar reviewed Strip Tease on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I had watched the movie for this book a couple of times before I had actually gotten around to reading it and was glad I did. I usually don't have a problem with creating a mental image of a book's characters, but sometimes a little Burt Reynolds in cowboy boots and not much else can give you a better impression of how to get a feel for an individual.

Overall, I found it to be an excellent story and it's why I will continue to read books by this author in the future. The plot is good and I really liked the follow-up at the end of where key characters ended up. Reading a book by Hiaasen just gives you a good feeling afterwards because it's not a completely serious novel.

The only real complaint I had is that I found it a little corny how Erin rationalized, to herself, that her job was really more like dancing to make it seem more doable, instead of just admitting she was desperate for a job to pay her lawyer. I guess I prefer to read stuff where lead women are a little more secure and would just admit that they're stripping because a) they can, and, b) they needed the money, and aren't rationalizing what society things they should do. P2TP I say, :P

But regardless, this was a good read and I recommend it to anyone who's a fan. You'll enjoy the laughs.
daedelys avatar reviewed Strip Tease on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I had watched the movie for this book a couple of times before I had actually gotten around to reading it and was glad I did. I usually don't have a problem with creating a mental image of a book's characters, but sometimes a little Burt Reynolds in cowboy boots and not much else can give you a better impression of how to get a feel for an individual.

Overall, I found it to be an excellent story and it's why I will continue to read books by this author in the future. The plot is good and I really liked the follow-up at the end of where key characters ended up. Reading a book by Hiaasen just gives you a good feeling afterwards because it's not a completely serious novel.

The only real complaint I had is that I found it a little corny how Erin rationalized, to herself, that her job was really more like dancing to make it seem more doable, instead of just admitting she was desperate for a job to pay her lawyer. I guess I prefer to read stuff where lead women are a little more secure and would just admit that they're stripping because a) they can, and, b) they needed the money, and aren't rationalizing what society things they should do. P2TP I say, :P

But regardless, this was a good read and I recommend it to anyone who's a fan. You'll enjoy the laughs.
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Another great Hiaasen read!
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Interesting plot and good read, but too many curse words.


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