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Tourist Season

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A Good Start as a Solo Author

When searching for early Carl Hiaasen novels, I noticed that his earlier publications were co-authored. Tourist Season seemed to be his first solo effort. The first couple of chapters were a little disjointed, but it didn't take time for Mr. Hiaasen to find his stride...
When searching for early Carl Hiaasen novels, I noticed that his earlier publications were co-authored. Tourist Season seemed to be his first solo effort. The first couple of chapters were a little disjointed, but it didn't take time for Mr. Hiaasen to find his stride. It reminded me of early Janet Evanovich. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading another of his early novels, until I work my way to his more current works.

posted by JimJAG48 on December 4, 2011

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Good but Not Great

My first Hiassen novel and I will read more of his work. This one was a decent first effort, but was not as strong as the works of others. The book starts out a little jumbled and several characters seem to be introduced too quickly. For the majority of the book, t...
My first Hiassen novel and I will read more of his work. This one was a decent first effort, but was not as strong as the works of others. The book starts out a little jumbled and several characters seem to be introduced too quickly. For the majority of the book, the story moves quickly, has several twists and holds one's interest. By the end, however, we're back to a slower pace, bogging down in places and offering a less than satisfactory conclusion. It is a good book, but not at all great!

posted by SlapShot62 on July 26, 2010

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Not What I Expected. A disappointed Fan

    I've been a fan of Carl's for a long time and I have read most of his books. For fast easy fun reading he is, in my opinion, the best. The plots were always imaginative if not always plausible. In addition, there never was calousness or cruelty except maybe towards a really bad guy who richly deserved it. This book, which apparently was written early in his career, has a plot requiring incomphensible behavior by the characters and contains mindless cruety to innocent people and animals. I suppose every author has a bad book or two in him so let us hope this is Carl's only one.

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