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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What follows is a bizarre, tangled, and amusing revenge scheme that reveals just what a lowlife Chaz Perrone really is. Chaz’s judgment deteriorates further with each passing day, and he erroneously concludes that his current mistress, Ricca, is the blackmailer’s girlfriend and accomplice.

One of the perks of the job is being able to fish for dinner whenever he likes. Clive Owen Actor Closer British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill.

Instead of rushing to the police and reporting her husband’s crime, Joey decides to stay dead and with Mick’s help screw with Chaz until he screws himself. Because Joey doesn’t drown or get eaten by sharks. Breaking Dawn – Part 2. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Hiaasen is something bigger: Okay, so I know that I am lame. While Mick and Corbett pull Tool out of the water, Joey confronts her husband. Expecting an easy lay, Chaz accepts the invitation, only to be drugged by Rose and put to sleep in her bed. Whilst at Carnegie Mellon she appeared in several theater productions, including ” I should mention Hiaasen’s plots are developed from actual headlines and scandals which have come to the attention of federal and other agencies and individuals who actually are trying to make Florida accountable for its still ongoing rape of the Everglades, as well as exposing Florida’s irritation at the presence of any animal and ocean wildlife.

yiaasen Movies that are worth seeing because they have tv actors in them. But I am not as dumb as I may appear! The noose tightens around Chaz, with a corresponding increase in zaniness in the story.


I also just like his books a whole lot more in general.

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I will be checking more of the Florida crime books by Hiaasen, as well as the rival series written by Tim Dorsey. Bizarre, misdirected, lost, but always fun. Like all Hiaasen bad guys, he is lazy, amoral, greedy, illiterate, and averse to nature, but unlike the others his particular corruption forces him to pose in a role for which he is spectacularly unsuited.

I’ve had dental work without novocaine that was less painful than reading this book was. Chaz, convinced he got away with murder, proceeds to live his life. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States. Carl Hiaasen are just so good.

Also, the plot moved forward–even when it got bogged down with Chaz’s innumerable sexual exploits. I’ve read the greats. His flippant error about the direction of the Gulf Stream is made to Detective Rolvaag, and reveals a gap in his credentials as a scientist; in subsequent conversations with the detective, Chaz jokes about running over snakes on the highway, tells Rolvaag to throw his soda can in the trash, and can’t even identify the fish in his own aquarium — “Do I look like frigging Jacques Cousteau?

In a similar situation, Chaz, expecting sex with Rose, is drunk and drugged and lured into bed, not knowing that the woman he’s groping for is in fact his wife. Excuse me, I need to go find some Sylvia Plath to cleanse with. Her brother Corbett, a skjnny sheep farmer in New Zealandflies to Miami and hires a squadron of helicopters to buzz Chaz’s Hummer on his way zkinny the Everglades, then arranges a memorial service for Joey at which Chaz is expected to give a speech.

One moment, he is a sleek confident sminny, the next — a slimy, soulless prick, cowardly but sly. Unfortunately in Skinny Dip one of the leads is a woman.

It also didn’t help that I didn’t find many of the characters sympathetic. Maybe it isn’t fair to compare them, especially since I’ve only read this one, but that’s who I was thinking of while I was with Carl: Why is it when authors want to show a hermit they have to make him with long unkempt beards and staffs?

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Through all this, Joey continues to play tricks on Chaz – with the help of her brother Corbett and Mick.


There were pages in my copy; the word appeared at least once on every page.

Jul 13, Pages. Mick also recruits his brother-in-law, skinnny corrupt lawyer, to draft a fake will leaving Joey’s entire fortune to Chaz. While many of his roles have relied on good Her husband was even worse. As a “scientist” for the water management district, his standard kit for collecting water samples includes his Hummer bright yellow, “to freak out any panthers that might be lurking,” despite the fact that Florida panthers are both colorblind and nearly extinctand a golf club, which he swings wildly around him to scare away any nearby fish, birds, or reptiles before he’ll set foot in the water.

I think that’s the mark of a gre Skinnny on a big Carl Hiaasen kick.

Sep 06, Pages. While not even remotely as brilliant as Bad MonkeySkinny Dip was still a fun read.

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Carl Hiaasen is a funny author. A skinny-dipper is someone who swims in the nudethus showing all their skin. Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. When you have tertiary characters Tool, Red, the Captain that are far more interesting than your main character, you have to wonder about the author’s ability to flesh out the women in his books. You basically knew what was going on from the beginning, so there wasn’t much to find out; the husband was a dick, and it didn’t make sense that she would’ve married him, but she did, so that was that.

Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. If my husband had chucked me over a boat, I certainly wouldn’t be taking the road that Joey did.

Still, an amusing book – well-plotted and entertaining. However, she lucks out by bumping into a floating bale of Jamaican pot.