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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Chaz is bewildered, and thinks some stranger is breaking into his house. But instead of drowning as she’s supposed to, Joey stays afloat until she is rescued by moody ex-cop Mick Stranahan, a loner who has also struck out in the marriage department. After hearing Joey’s story Mick wanted to call the police, but Joey had a better idea.

Striptease Hoot You can follow my reviews at https: Jan 14, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it liked it Shelves: Skinnny, after years as a cop in the city, likes nothing better than fishing off his island. The noose tightens around Chaz, with a corresponding increase in zaniness in the story.

I just love the way his characters are such “characters”! Chaz flees in the hiaasen. Buddy read with Sunshine Seaspray. I finished it within a week and for an almost page book, that is impressive for me.

I lovedlovedloved all of the characters in Skinny Dip, but Tool was probably my favorite.

On the positive side, there is a Norwegian detective Rolvaag, superbly honest and tenacious like a bulldog but slightly eccentric: Carl Hiaasen’s ‘Skinny Dip’ is the usual hilarious and bittersweet Hiaasen plot about fantastic and ridiculous criminals working legally under Florida’s lax and corrupt government’s environmental laws and victims who decide vigilantism will work better than Florida’s legal system not exactly untrue, is it?


Once she recovers, Joey has no interest in calling skinnyy police; she carp revenge on Chaz, and Mick agrees to help her. More of like amusing, “Oh, that’s weird” funny, if any type of funny at all. Skinny Dip Buy it at Amazon. And maybe it comes from being raised in the Sunshine State.

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However, for all of the absurdity, there is an underlying environmental message about the Everglades and how big money and political influence can circumvent the very agencies who are trying to do right by our planet. Later he receives a video allegedly recorded on the night of the murder, in which he clearly recognizes his wife although he can see himself only from behind.

The characters, although caricatures, talked like they cqrl and not as if they planned their statements using a thesaurus. In response to Chaz’s limp inquiry about what happens next, the veteran quotes Tennyson: Until that seemingly unresolved ending, this is vintage Hiaasen, with some wonderfully likable characters as well as his signature obnoxious heavies, and the plot is a delightful mixture of farce and suspense.

View all 8 comments. What Chaz doesn’t know is that Joey survives by clinging to a wayward bale of Jamaican weed.

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Crimes against the environment and one miserably failed murder attempt af I do love to junk out on Carl Hiaasen – his characters cagl the best of the best as far as endearing-bizarre-flaky. D Hearing the story on audio definitely enhanced the parts where a character disguised his voice and made blackmail phonecalls in the voice of Charlton Heston and Jerry Lewis!

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Chaz the scoundrel is already chasing other skirts, mostly a fiery Latino hairdresser named Ricca, but, thanks to his supposedly deceased wife hauntings, he has developed, for soinny first time in his life, erectile disfunctions, and has extra troubles with the industrial tycoon sponsoring his illegal activities and with his assigned bodyguard, a hairy and slow witted killer for hire named Tool.

Tool visits nursing homespretending to be an employee, and steals fentanyl skin patches off elderly patients’ bodies. Perrone’ – has a Ph. Red Hammernut spoke like a moron; I have no idea why presidents, governors, and the like would care to be seen around such an idiot.


Jul 11, Crystal Starr Light rated it it was ok Shelves: The characters in Skinny Dip follow many of the archetypes followed by Hiaasen in his previous novels: Refresh and try again. Of course, hanging on to a bail of weed in the middle of the ocean gives a girl a lot of time to think about her questionable choice in men.

Open scene with Joey Perrone tossed off a cruise ship and into the drink by her husband Chaz who is selfish even by Sterling Archer standards.

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