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Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
  

Nature Girl

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This is slapstick satire where one chaotic situation bounces on to another. Full of wacky characters and improbable scenarios and set in the dangerous world of Florida’s ‘gator-strewn Everglades, it’s just the most ludicrous fun you’ll have for a long time.

Comparison: Christopher Brookmyre, Colin Bateman, Chris Haslam.

July 2009 Guest Editor Louise Wener on CARL HIAASEN
I started reading Carl Hiaasen when I was traveling in Florida researching my third book, The Half Life of Stars. The book is set in and around Miami, as is most of Hiaasen’s fiction. Hiaasen is the master of satirical, comic crime writing – I can’t tolerate the bleak slasher kind – and his characters are gloriously flamboyant. The plots are fast and furious and he brilliantly lampoons everything from rock music to politics to our obsession with eco causes and plastic surgery.

If you like Carl Hiaasen you might also like to read books by Christopher Buckley, Janet Evanovich and Ben Elton.

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Synopsis

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Honey Santana – self-proclaimed queen of lost causes – has a plan.

She’s taking part-time telephonist Boyd Shreave on a kayaking trip to Dismal Key for a lesson in civility. But lurking in the island's undergrowth is failed alligator wrestler Sammy Tigertail with death on his mind; and Honey's vengeful co-worker, Louis Piejack, now with the fingers of one hand surgically mis-attached to the wrong knuckles.

A holiday to die for? In Hiaasen's extraordinary universe, anything can happen...


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Embarrass yourself in public by laughing to near apoplexy.
Sunday Telegraph

Beautifully orchestrated chaos as the characters stumble towards the light or into a watery gator-filled grave. Guardian

‘The undisputed master of organised chaos … His satire is a fierce unmuzzled snarl followed by a painfully ironic bite. Quite simply, brilliant’ Sunday Times

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives. He is a prize-winning journalist with a regular column in the Miami Herald and many articles in varied magazines. He started writing crime fiction in the early 1980s and has recently branched out into children's books; he has also had several works of non-fiction published.

Author photo © Fenia Hiaasen

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Publication date

8th October 2007

Author

Carl Hiaasen

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Books for the Boys
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ISBN

9780552773713

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