By Carl Hiaasen
From "the funniest vital author in America" (Miami usher in) comes a story that's gleefully zany and incisively sharp and now on hand in alternate paperback for the 1st time.
Old fanatics and newbies alike should still appreciate Hiaasen's eleventh novel (after 2004's thin Dip), one other hilarious Florida romp. The attractive and numerous screwball forged comprises Boyd Shreave, a semicompetent telemarketer; Shreave's mistress and co-worker, Eugenie Fonda; Honey Santana, a mercurial gadfly who finally ends up at the different finish of 1 of Shreave's pitches for Florida genuine property; and Sammy Tigertail, part Seminole, who at novel's commence needs to determine what to do with the physique of a vacationer who dies of a middle assault on Sammy's airboat after being struck by means of a risk free water snake. while Santana chefs up an complex scheme to punish Shreave for nasty reviews he made in the course of his solicitation name, she finally ends up regarding her 12-year-old son, Fry, and her ex-husband in a frantic chase that enmeshes Tigertail and the younger co-ed Sammy unintentionally has taken hostage. whereas the absurd plot could be lower than compelling, Hiaasen's funny touches and his all-too-human characters hold the publication to its pleasant shut.
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What they don’t realize is that most of the time we just want to get them back. We want revenge. Not serious revenge, just little victories here and there. She retreated and rounded the corner outside the store then faded away. It wasn’t until two showers later that I felt like I got myself clean from the fat bitch spittle. I still shudder thinking about it. The next day, she came back. That Extra hot, double half-caf, non-fat, no-whip Mocha with soy milk lady and her stupid face. I saw her walk in and was tempted to make whatever it was wrong on purpose just to see what would happen.
I desperately needed some food and decided to get something new to wear for that night. Eventually I made it home and ran up my stoop while trying to get my mind back on Nicole. I threw my stuff down and plopped into bed. I looked at the clock for some reassurance, but only realized how long I had before dinner. Ugh. I just sat there twiddling my thumbs on the Internet by checking all my accounts. It always amazed me how many passwords I had to remember to find out if people wanted to talk to me.
She stomped through the doors wearing her power suit that was about to bust at the seams from a bunch of powerless and angry cloth. Her sunglasses never came off as she got in line in a huff because she had to wait. She spoke quickly and loudly into her Bluetooth headset talking to someone who probably cared as little about what she was saying as everyone in the store. I noticed a few other customers roll their eyes at the ridiculousness of her and how typical and contrived her performance was.
Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen