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Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
  

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If you haven’t read a Carl Hiassen yet then why not? – he is simply the funniest crime novelist around and his books are gripping, satirical and immensely enjoyable.

In Star Island he turns his sharp, witty pen on the farce that is American celebrity culture, especially a hilariously imagined 22 year old drug and alcohol liability, pop star Cherry Pye...brilliant.

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

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Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry's 'undercover stunt double', standing in for Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is mistakenly kidnapped from a Miami hotel by an obsessed paparazzo named Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry's handlers (comprising the world's pushiest stage mother; perverted record producer; nipped-and-tucked twin publicists; weed-strimmer-wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public. Will Bang achieve his fantasy of a private photo session with Cherry? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her concert tour and promote her new album, Skantily Klad? And will Ann escape from Cherry's shadow?

Reviews

Like a really good sandwich, made with a winningly simple recipe * Daily Mail * Is there a funnier novelist on the planet than Carl Hiaasen? I hope not, because after nearly injuring myself reading his latest comic thriller I don't think my poor body could take it * Mail on Sunday * This is Hiaasen back on top form and picking his targets with gleeful malice * Shots mag * Bright, breezy and hectic, Star Island wears its pessimism lightly. It is, in fact, a blast * Financial Times * If you have never entered Hiaasen's world before, this is a wickedly funny place to start * Daily Express * His investigative journalist's eye for detail and his merciless, only-just exaggerated satire are a killer combination...wickedly funny * Sunday Times * Exhilarating return to form for the satirical Florida crime writer...a witty satire and a nail-biting thriller * The 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

25th October 2011

Author

Carl Hiaasen

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
480 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
NewGen - YA Fiction
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780751543339

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