Skinny Dip has ratings and reviews. Mara said: Ok, now I get it! And by it I mean all the Hiaasen hoopla among those with whom I share a c. Hiaasen’s signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his. Chaz Perrone may care more about Hummers than hammerheads, but he’s done pretty well for himself as a marine biologist, doctoring water samples so.
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In the end, I was disappointed hoping that he had been messed with on a much greater scale. Hiaasen lives in the part of South Florida where I grew up.
I have read and enjoyed the novels of Carl Hiaasen before, and Skinny Dip is one of his better efforts. A skinny-dipper is someone who swims in the nudethus showing all their skin.
I bring back old characters only if they fit into the new story. Mick has the idea of pretending to blackmail Chaz by inventing a witness to Joey’s murder. Mick was the reclusive former cop although, now that I think about it, he really doesn’t act like a cop who lends a helping hand to poor Joey.
Tool’s gradual moral awakening, as he grows closer to a dying old lady who is too proud to admit that she has been abandoned by her family; Karl Rolvaag’s longing for his native Minnesota, and his search for his escaped pet pythons ; Chaz’s obsession with sex and his desperate attempts to reverse the erectile dysfunction which is his only sign of guilt over Joey’s murder, including experimenting with a black-market version of Viagra — “the Food and Drug Administration FDA definitely would not approve.
Cait Leone No, this book can be read without reading Skin Tight previously. People don’t talk like this.
I found myself more intrigued by how the author would tie up the ba-zillion loose ends answer: So when this “biologist by default” suspects that his curvaceous wife, Joey, has stumbled onto a profitable pollution scam he’s running on behalf of Florida agribusiness mogul Red Hammernut, he sets out right away to solve the problem–by heaving Joey off the deck of a luxury cruise liner and into the Atlantic Ocean, far from Key West.
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I don’t dil I cracked a grin, much less burst out into guffaws over any of the scenes in this book. Actor The Twilight Saga: Joey can swim, but eventually she tires out. So, this was rather disappointing to me. If my husband had chucked me over a boat, I certainly wouldn’t be taking the road that Joey did. This book was so much fun to read!
Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Also, apart from Mick Stranahan, virtually all the characters irritated me to some degree. She has five siblings. I think that’s the mark of a great audiobook: Rather than go to the police, Joey convinces Mick that they should Audiobook read by Stephen Hoye On their anniversary cruise, Chaz Perrone throws his wife Joey overboard.
December Learn how and when to remove this template message. So Rolvaag also goes after Chaz. I have to admit, while I was reading this I couldn’t dkinny wishing that Elmore Xip would care about the environment.
This article has multiple issues. I’ve read the greats.
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Chaz and Joey are caricatures of unlikable people. I take it every bastard out there knows what sunny Florida is all about: Charles Perrone, a crooked marine biologist who drives a Hummer and doesn’t recycle, dumps his wife, Joey, hiaassn a cruise ship into the Key West waters to die. Well, my mom always used to keep a machete by the front door, but my husband put ours in the upstairs closet somewhere.
Crimes against the environment and one miserably failed murder attempt af I do love to junk out on Carl Hiaasen – his characters are the best of the best as far as endearing-bizarre-flaky.
Carrl possibilities for revenge and for messing with the mind of a would be murderer who believe he had committed the perfect crime, were many. Meanwhile, a few friends and relatives are let in skiny the truth and play along with Mick and Joey.