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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Hiaasen is almost back!

Carl Hiaasen's "Star Island" is a return to his core novels (Skin Tight, Tourist Season, et al), that put him in my library.

For the past few years, he has written Young Adult novels plus one about his experience attempting golf. Entertaining, but not the reason I re...
Carl Hiaasen's "Star Island" is a return to his core novels (Skin Tight, Tourist Season, et al), that put him in my library.

For the past few years, he has written Young Adult novels plus one about his experience attempting golf. Entertaining, but not the reason I read Hiaasen.

Skink, the one-eyed former Governor, and Chemo w/weed-whacker as prosthesis return in "Star Island"

But, Hiaasen is out of practice after the other novels. Star Island is a good read but a bit stale for Hiaasen. Let's hope that he returns to his wacky glory days of the early novels.

posted by Gybe on August 5, 2010

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5 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Starless

If I were an author, I would hope that my fans would do me proud with a review that honored me rather than embarrassed both the reviewer and me.
But, I am not an author, nor a fan of Carl Hiaasen. This is the first, and now the last, book of his that I will read. It is...
If I were an author, I would hope that my fans would do me proud with a review that honored me rather than embarrassed both the reviewer and me.
But, I am not an author, nor a fan of Carl Hiaasen. This is the first, and now the last, book of his that I will read. It is not an easy read, cluttered as it is with pointless happenings of no interest whatsoever. And it is not funny, which I had been led to believe it was. What it is is awful, truly one of the worst books I have read this year. Save yourself the time and trouble and read the Enquirer instead. It may not be funny either, but at least it might be interesting.

posted by KenCady on August 1, 2010

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