I always enjoy reading a Carl Hiaasen book because I know that it's going to be extremely amusing, with a lot of odd characters doing unusual and strange things. This new book did not disappoint me.
It begins when a fishing vessel off the Florida Keys snags an arm from the water, and goes on from there. The main protagonist is a former police detective who was demoted to health and safety inspector (roach patrol) for using a small vacuum on the husband of his girlfriend in quite an unusual manner! Just that little snippet should tell you that you, the reader, are in for quite a ride in these pages.
Action happens in Florida and also in the Bahamas. There are murders, deranged monkeys, libidinous voodoo women, and just a lot of other nuttiness that you can expect from Carl's works. My wife hates it when I get a funny book, because I annoy her to no end by laughing out loud many times, as I did while reading this book.
All in all, Carl Hiaasen does not disappoint his faithful readers, and I look forward to more craziness in the future.
I like my "South Florida" genre novels, which usually involve a fair degree of outlandish and bizarre behavior. One of my favorite authors for that category is Carl Hiaasen. He has a way of writing a novel that both entertains and delivers biting commentary on the evils that are destroying Florida. His latest novel, Bad Monkey, delivers on both counts. Andrew Yancy is a police officer who works Monroe County (think Florida Keys). Actually, he *was* an officer until … more
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Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of twelve previous novels, including the best-selling Lucky You,Nature Girl, Sick Puppy,Skinny Dip, and Star Island, and four best-selling children’s books, Chomp, Flush,Hoot, and Scat. His most recent work of nonfiction is The Downhill Lie: A Hacker’s Return to a Ruinous Sport. He also writes a weekly column for The Miami Herald.