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Skinny Dip

Hiaasen, Carl (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Skinny Dip


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Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn't know which way the Gulf Stream runs. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing, and now he's found a way-doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey, has figured out his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, his wife doesn't die in the fall. Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan. 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. As Joey haunts and taunts her homicidal husband, as Chaz's cold-blooded cohorts in pollution grow uneasy about his ineptitude and increasingly erratic behavior, as Mick Stranahan discovers that six failed marriages and years of island solitude haven't killed the reckless romantic in him, we're taken on a hilarious, full-throttle, pure Hiaasen ride through the warped politics and mayhem of the human environment, and the human heart.
Authors: Hiaasen, Carl
Title: Skinny dip
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf :, Distributed by Random House,, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 355 p. ;,25 cm.
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ISBN: 0375411089
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Report This Jan 09, 2014
  • VPLlen rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

My second Carl Hiaasen novel and I enjoyed it. These would be great books to take to the beach.

Report This Jan 19, 2013
  • booklady1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good read! really funny!

Report This May 29, 2012
  • Donnalee Smith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is a fun, summer read. It opens with a woman falling off the back of a cruise ship, after her husband pushed her in. She survives, and she now has a mystery to unravel. I enjoyed the humour in the book, but the humour is a bit dark and twisted and may not be to everyone's taste. I loved the Florida setting, and the environmental concerns added some weight to this amusing mystery.

Report This Jan 23, 2012
  • andimal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not his best, but a good read nonetheless.

Report This Sep 09, 2011
  • samuraibunny rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An amusing book to be sure. There was romance in this book, but it was very low-key, the main plot being revenge. Since this is a light book, I didn't expect much character growth, but there is - surprisingly - a couple. Behind the humor and the satire, there is definitely a push for environmental awareness, which I think is fantastic. I mean, if you're dead, how are you going to spend all of that cash? This is certainly a laugh-out-loud book, from beginning to end. I highly recommend it.

Report This Aug 18, 2011
  • queensgirl1963 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great summer read. Funny premise of a husband tossing his wife over board on a cruise ship. How can you not read on and see what happens???

Report This Nov 08, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love his writing style

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