Skinny Dip has ratings and reviews. Mara said: Ok, now I get it! And by it I mean all the Hiaasen hoopla among those with whom I share a c. Hiaasen’s signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his. Chaz Perrone may care more about Hummers than hammerheads, but he’s done pretty well for himself as a marine biologist, doctoring water samples so.

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Please try again later. Red Hammernut spoke like a moron; I have no idea why presidents, governors, and the like would care to be seen around such an idiot.

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We thought at first there were some pages missing, but Knopf says that was the ending Hiaasen intended. Aug 26, Mayda rated it really liked it Shelves: I lovedlovedloved all of the characters in Skinny Dip, but Tool was probably my favorite.

Okay, so I know that I am lame. Floridians in Carl Hiaasen’s books are badass. So I read this on Jeff’s recommendation.

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Jan 14, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it liked it Shelves: Highlights and Follow up 1 7 Sep 24, Joey Perrone is pissed–and she has every right to be. Carl Hiaasen’s ‘Skinny Dip’ is the usual hilarious and bittersweet Hiaasen plot about fantastic and ridiculous criminals working legally under Florida’s lax and corrupt government’s environmental laws and victims who decide vigilantism will work better than Florida’s legal system not exactly untrue, is it?

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Dream Cast for Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Luckily, he casts his books with eleventy billion other characters to pick up the slack. It was sort of like asking Sam Peckinpah to do a re-make of “Mary Poppins. Not everyone can abide in stellar heights, unreachable and ever-gunned-for. This gives the novel more focus than some of Hiaasen’s other books, which often involve the characters running across each other in random ways, or going on unplanned wanderings across Florida. Although some of the characters were heavily caricatured and hard to relate to, there were a few that I could connect with, namely Mick Stanagan and Karl Rolvaag.

There were pages in my copy; the word appeared at least once on every page. You can follow my reviews at https: But the thing I really like about Chaz is that he so ill at ease in nature.


Chaz was a self-absorbed, sex-obsessed teenager disguised as a doctor. It begins with Chaz throwing wife Joey overboard a cruise ship and her not only surviving, but plotting her revenge against him with ex-cop Mick. This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Sep 03, Algernon rated it really liked it Shelves: Joey and Mick soon develop a sexual relationship and continue to plan more intricate and sophisticated acts of revenge. But for his lack of ethical scruples, Chaz Perrone is ill-suited for his job as a biostitute a clever portmanteau of biologist and prostitute.

His new plan is to compose a suicide notedisappear, and start a new life in Costa Rica. It’s kind of like going on a date with a cute, charming, alcoholic electrician who’s got a lot of wonderful qualities, but you can’t stop thinking of another cute, charming, alcoholic electrician from your past, and wishing you were out with him instead.

I was thinking about Stiltsville as he described it. I picked this book out based solely on the fact that I discovered that it was on Dr. This is a really good plot concept. Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. I take it every bastard out there knows what sunny Florida is all about: If the book were to be made into a movie, this is who i would choose for the cast.


I would say the psychopat Serge Storms is more volatile and vicious than Skink et Co. One of the perks of the job is being able to fish for dinner whenever he likes. Not only does he toss her overboard at sea, afterwards he blandly gathers all her belongings and clothes and dumps them in the garbage — as Joey tearfully says, “sweeping me out the door like Hisasen was dirt.

I enjoyed this, but Nature Girl still reigns supreme Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin.

jiaasen The character of Chaz Porrone, the naughty husband, became less interesting as the book progressed. The characters, although caricatures, talked like they should and not as if they planned their statements using a thesaurus.

Jude Law is an English actor. Instead of skiny to the police and reporting her husband’s crime, Joey decides to stay dead and with Mick’s help screw with Chaz until he screws himself. Buy it at Books-A-Million.

Skinny Dip is a crime novel that sits heads and shoulders above the usual fare, for its characterizations, biting and witty social satire, madcap noirish humor sort of like the Coen Brothers and deft writing in general.