Sick Puppy

Sick Puppy

Book - 1999
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A twisted and darkly funny novel about a wild man's wild battle against overdevelopers in Florida. Another tongue-in-cheek look at the excesses and follies of Hiassen's favourite locale.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
ISBN: 9780679454458
0679454454
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 cm

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bheat4141
Jan 29, 2016

Every now and then Hiaasen writes a book that feels like a breath of fresh air, meaning he kept his entertaining style intact but focused on a theme other than Florida/Nature/Political corruption. Or at least every now and then one (or multiple) of those themes is at least muted enough where you can kid yourself that you are reading something different.

This is not one of those books.

It is enjoyable, but for someone who has read a couple of Hiaasen books, look elsewhere if you are looking for any diversity.

TutorialSmith Sep 02, 2015

What can I say? It's Hiaasen. I know the books are all pretty much the same, and they aren't high literature or anything. But what they ARE is highly entertaining. I spent a lot of time in Florida as a child/young adult and I have met the real world echos of many of his characters.

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pitkerro
Jul 24, 2013

Always thrilling to discover "new to me" author - second book of his I've read confirming trending towards addictive.

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pompom826
Aug 30, 2011

This book read like something Janet Evonivich would write if she posessed a higher degree.

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comicgeek
Jan 20, 2011

It is like candy for the brain.

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