Saturday, November 18, 2006

After I picked up my ticket yesterday for Casino Royale, I stopped by Barnes & Noble to use the 10 percent off coupon I'd received by email and was ecstatic to find Nature Girl, the latest novel by my favorite subversive writer, Carl Hiaasen. I read his last novel, Skinny Dip in 2004, and since then have read all his books except Striptease (I know he's not to blame for that horrible movie version, but still . . .). Hiaasen turns his anger over the environmental plundering and political corruption of Florida into the funniest books around (except for maybe those of David Sedaris). Long before Florida became a national joke with the 2000 elections, it was being skewered by Hiaasen. I highly recommend any of his books, but Sick Puppy and Skinny Dip are two of my favorites.

p.s. between my frequent reader's discount and the coupon, I bought the book for half price, and God knows I love a bargain!


Blogger EditThis said...

I have always loved Carl Hiassen. In fact, I think his book "Hoot" has just been released as a film, as well. I can't remember the title, but there was one book that had a big huge black labrador in it, and it always reminded me of my own lab. I didn't know he had a new book out, so thanks for the tip! I'm off to Barnes & Noble...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Edit - You're right about Hoot - it was adapted from one of his kids' books, and Sick Puppy is the book with the black labrador - it's one of my favorites

4:42 PM  
Blogger v said...

I'm always on the look out for new authors. I'll have to add Hiassen to my ever infinite list of authors to read.

4:20 PM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

If its funny like David Sedaris, I'm checking this author out.

7:50 PM  
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10:10 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

v, mishy - he's really good - I hope you like him!

10:13 PM  

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