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Audiobook – Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen

>> Monday, June 30, 2008

Genre: Fiction
Publication Date: 1986
Read by: George Wilson

The Hubster and I listened to this one on our road trip this weekend. It was a good car book for us. A bit of mystery, a lot of very dark humor, a likeable hero, very odd villains and complicated, but not too involved for car listening.

This is our first Hiaasen book and will definitely not be our last. We both like the slightly twisted (and sometimes very twisted) nature of the humor. It’s not for everyone, but it was a good road trip book for us.

From the Publisher:

The only trace of the first victim was his Shriner's fez washed up on the Miami Beach. The second victim, the head of the city's chamber of commerce, was found dead with a toy alligator lodged in his throat. And that was just the beginning ...
Now Brian Keyes, reporter turned private eye, must move from muckraking to rooting out murder ... in a caper that will mix football players, politicians, and police with a group of anti-development fanatics and a very, hungry crocodile.


Bookfool 7/02/2008 5:54 AM  

I've read some of Hiaasen's essays and enjoyed them. He does have an offbeat sense of humor. Someday I'll get to his fiction. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

SuziQoregon 7/04/2008 8:12 AM  

Bookfool: offbeat is very true. It was a fun road trip book. Jummy Buffett actually wrote a song about one of the characters in this one (The Ballad of Skip Wiley).

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