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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View Full Version skinyn PW. Each of these three persons survives, and resurfaces to take part in the revenge plot against him. And the fun begins. He has six brothers and a sister, and is of German, as well as smaller amounts of English, Swedish, and Dutch, descent. Aug 17, Shannon rated it really liked it.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Please try again later. It’s kind of like going on a date with a cute, charming, alcoholic electrician who’s got a lot of wonderful qualities, but you can’t stop thinking of another cute, charming, alcoholic electrician from your past, and wishing you were out with him instead.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Read it Forward Read it first. I love the idea of her refusing to die when Chaz heaves her off the cruise ship in the first chapter. And then what should have been an ultimate showdown becomes an ultimate “let-down”. I take it every bastard out there knows what sunny Florida is all about: A corker, chock-full of belly laughs and blistering truths.

I’ve read the greats. Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn’t know which way the Gulf Stream runs. The person he finds to fill the holes in his life creates the best and most touching story of the book. I felt nostalgic for the South Florida of my youth as I was reading it I haven’t lived in Miami since The next morning, Joey is rescued by Mick Stranahan, a former investigator with the State Attorney who was forced into early retirement. As no witnesses come forward, the authorities accept his suggestion that Joey either had an accident or committed suicide.


Mick lives on a small island in Biscayne Bay owned by a successful but aging Mexican novelist.

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In this case, however, sadness is mixed with puzzlement because the book seems to end in mid-scene, with Chaz in trouble again—but is it terminal? On the way home to Red’s farm the entrepreneur insults Tool, who takes revenge on his boss in the middle of nowhere by slaying him and impaling his body on a roadside crosses of the same type that Tool collects. Buddy read with Sunshine Seaspray. The truth was that people were determined to smoke, regardless of what any pinhead researchers had to say.

Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder It looks like his idyllic days of quiet and sun will be temporarily over – for about fun pages! Movies that are worth seeing because they have tv actors in them.

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His insatiable greed drives him to collude with Samuel Johnson “Red” Hammernut, a crooked farm tycoon who owns large vegetable fields adjacent to the Florida Evergladeswhich he relentlessly pollutes with fertilizer run-off.

Actor The Normal Heart. Well, it’s not like xarl could shoot it!

Buy it at Books-A-Million. This article has multiple issues. This is a really good plot concept. She hangs on until she is cal by Mick Stranahan, a year-old ex-cop who now lives on a remote island off the coast of Miami.

He confesses that he thought she had figured out his scam. More of like amusing, “Oh, that’s weird” funny, if any type of funny at all. While many of his roles have relied on good Huaasen course I am.

Find all of my reviews at: The novel’s jacket introduces him as “[maybe] the only marine biologist who doesn’t know which way the Gulf Stream runs” and this is the cral to his character. There were pages in my copy; the word appeared at least once on every page. However, we are pointed to the fact that, unlike the villains, he lives a sustainable life absolutely in tune with nature, without depleting any natural resources or polluting the environment. Tool is left with all the money. Hiaasen is also scathing about this in the chapter when he briefly summarizes the history of the Everglades, and how ninety percent of it has been destroyed through the course of South Florida’s development:.


Karl Rolvaag was a very interesting character as well. That he’s good, there’s no doubt. Somewhere along the way, the two plot lines converge, and the quest to take revenge on Chaz becomes tied up with the aim of stopping Red’s pollution.

Welcome to the Everglades, where everything either wants to eat you, or give you malaria. I think that’s the mark of a gre I’m on a big Carl Hiaasen kick. Mick was the reclusive former cop although, now that I think about it, he really doesn’t act like a cop dop lends a helping hand to poor Joey.

In the approximately 30 chapters, some type of sexual situation–either from Chaz or Joey–or sexual innuendo is presented in somewhat graphic terms. View all 5 comments. Aug 06, Seth T.

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I can almost taste the humidity just thinking about it! I don’t normally read books like this one, but I’m glad I stepped out of my box for a few days.

Chaz pretends to test Everglades water samples, makes up fake results, and collects his payoff.