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Basket Case

Hiaasen, Carl
Rock music guy gets killed by wife. Guy loses eye after getting whacked by a frozen lizard.

QUOTE:

..."none of whom matches my description of the coppery-haired felatee."--page 121.

BONUS QUOTE:

He wore a peerless wool suite but otherwise he looked terrible drawn and sleepless, with scotal bags under his anxious green eyes. --page 308.

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2/2003

Double Whammy

Hiaasen, Carl
Bass fishing intrigue in Florida.

QUOTE:

He tried to remember the polite things to say when a beautiful stranger struck up a conversation about oral sex. None of the obvious replies seemed appropriate for a funeral.

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4/2000

Flush

Hiaasen, Carl
Noah helps his dad expose a polluting casino boat in Florida.

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6/2006

Hoot

Hiaasen, Carl
Teen tries to stop destruction of owl habitat by nasty pancake restaurant corporation.

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9/2005

Lucky You

Hiaasen, Carl
Two losers steal a lottery ticket in Florida. Good story.

QUOTE:

"Bad news?" "Sort of," ... "Apparently I'm dead."

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3/2000

Native Tongue

Hiaasen, Carl
Very humorous story involving a theme park in Florida. And a dolphin. Interestingly, no one had dead animals clamped to their arm in this one...

QUOTE:

Four thousand poinds of ugly Detroit steel on his toes and not even a twinge of pain. Incredible, Pedro thought; the ultimate result of supreme physical conditioning! Or possibly the drugs.

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4/2000

Nature girl

Hiaasen, Carl
Possibly bipolar Honey launches a plan to teach some manners to a Texan telemarketer that insulted her.

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11/2006

Scat

Hiaasen, Carl
Saving a Florida panther kitty and its mother. The usual odd assortment of Carl Characters.

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5/2009

Sick Puppy

Hiaasen, Carl
Palmer Stoat doesn't seem to get the message about his litter- ing. A lovable labrador is on the cover.

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12/2000

Skin Tight

Hiaasen, Carl
A plastic surgeon mucks up operations and murders. Interesting prosthetic hand in this one.

QUOTE:

"Where's the bubble?" he said. "Smack dab in the center." "Right," Stranahan said. "See--they're lined up perfectly."

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10/2000

Skink No Surrender

Hiaasen, Carl
Mallory runs away from home, her friend Richard meets Skink and they team up to find her. A "teen"-downed story, pretty good, a little slow near the end, good ending, though.

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10/2015

Skinny Dip

Hiaasen, Carl
Woman survives murder attempt by husband, gets back at him. Swamps, snakes, gators, and a large hairy guy.

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11/2004

Star Island

Hiaasen, Carl
Untalented pop star Cherry Pye falls to revive a faltering career. No one loses a limb to a Floridian animal in THIS book, although one guy gets shot in the butt.

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11/2010

Stormy Weather

Hiaasen, Carl
Big hurricane wipes out a goodly portion of Florida.

QUOTE:

"Accept no imitations"

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4/2000

Striptease

Hiaasen, Carl
"Funny as hell.", "Hilarious..." say the blurbs. I was roused to laughter only five times. On pages 170, 287, 260, 364 and 414 of the paperback edition. Never the less, it was entertaining so I am going to try his other books.

QUOTE:

"This is a classy operation,... didn't you notice the napkins?"

BONUS QUOTE:

...Shad...was... reading a large-print edition of The Plague by Albert Camus. The book made Shad feel slightly better about living in South Florida.

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2/2000

Tourist Season

Hiaasen, Carl
A newspaper man comes up with a solution to the tourist problem in Florida.

QUOTE:

With a shift in economic fortunes Wilson had been forced to quit shooting heroin, so he'd turned to reading in his spare time.

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2/2000

Trap Line

Hiaasen, Carl and Bill Montalbano
A crawdad fisherman in Florida (imagine that!) has problems drug smugglers and the law.

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11/2000

The Eyeball collector

Higgins, P. E.
Hector swears revenge on the man with one eye (and a big nose) who blackmails his father, causing him to die of a heart attack. Very good, now I have to read the rest of the related books!

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12/2009

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Highsmith, Patricia
Ripley meets an American lad who has run away from home and ended up in France. My second Ripley book, I rather found this one better than the first.

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12/2012

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Highsmith, Patricia
I could only find this book in a collection "Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s". It was so ungodly LONG that I'm entering as a separate entry! Since the collection contained four other NOVELS, one can assume the print was rather tiny. It was. I didn't much care for this book, and do not intend to read any others in the Ripliad. There were 340-odd pages of, did I mention it, TINY, print? I didn't feel any sympathy for any of the characters. About eight pages from the end, just before Ripley boards the Hellenes, he mentions THREE murders. I only remember two. I'm sure I just missed the point of the sentence. Hadas recommended this book. I don't hold it against her, though, it just didn't work for me.

Words I Had To Look Up:

celeri remoulade -- a type of salad. (op cit, pg. 175)

faute de mieux -- for lack of something better. (ibid, pg 202)

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6/2007
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Geist] [George- Gonzalez] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenbaum] [Greenberg- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hale] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herrera- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Highsmith] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hobbs- Howe] [Hudgens- Jackson] [Jacobs- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kerasote] [Key- King-Smith] [King-Smith- Konigsburg] [Konrath- Lahiri] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lott] [Louv- Lutz] [Lutz- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Massey] [Matas- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Meluch] [Meluch- Monninger] [Montgomery- Morris] [Morrison- Nance] [Napoli- Niven] [Northcutt- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Connor] [O'Dell- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patron] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Penny] [Perez-Reverte- Pinkwater] [Platt- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pullman] [Pullman- Readers Digest] [Readers Digest- Rich] [Richardson- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Ryan] [Rylant- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scieszka] [Scieszka- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sheinkin] [Shelton- Skloot] [Sleator- Sontag] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Trevino] [Trevor- Urrea] [Ursu- Vande Velde] [Vande Velde- Wambaugh] [Wasdin- Westlake] [Westlake- Weyn] [Whelan- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yolen] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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