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Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiassen July 18, 2013

Posted by stuffilikenet in Books, Brilliant words.

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen is (another) charming tale of murder, remorse, revenge, extortion, ecological abuse, corruption, adultery, drug abuse, elder abuse, theft, mental illness and bad taste.  It is also hilarious in the usual Hiaasen way, with love, honor and virtue triumphant.  The adulterous husband of a naive woman hurls her off the deck of her cruise ship on their anniversary.  She is a fabulous swimmer and, since this is in the bay off Miami, she fetches up on a bale of marijuana and floats to the private island of a retired police detective with more laid-backitude than Jimmy Buffet.

Yes, the rest can be extrapolated from this.  Sure it’s predictable, but so is a rollercoaster and you still pay to get on, don’t you?

Listen to the audio book.  It’s pretty good, and the CD version is cheaper than the Audible version by ten bucks.  How will Audible make any money that way?


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