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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 June 10, 2013

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    shame on me, I've lived in Florida for 30 years now and this is

    shame on me, I've lived in Florida for 30 years now and this is the first Hiaasen book I have read, it will NOT be my last. super enjoyable. any time you think this is outrageous or over the top, know from someone who lives here that every character rang true. Not one false note. Lots of laughing out loud. THANK YOU 

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    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. 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Wild, Funny Ride!

    As per usual, Hiaasen gives a funny and enjoyable read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2009

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    My husband loves these books

    My husband hasn't picked up a book in years and he bought one of Carl Hiaasen's books to read on the plane and he is now on his sixth one. If these books could get someone to read after many years, I had to find out what the attraction was. I have read three now and I find them very entertaining and a great summer read. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2002

    Laugh-out-loud funny

    I really hate to admit this, but I read my first Hiassen novel (Sick Puppy) because I liked the way the cover looked. Fortunately I discovered a great writer and plan to read all of his novels! Tourist Season has his signature humor, irony, and absurdity. Hiassen's style is fun, refreshing, and different. Anyone who hasn't tried him should wait no longer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2002

    Very entertaining!

    A very good book. This is the second Hiaason book I've read and I've enjoyed both of them. I don't understand why more people don't know about him! Give it a try!

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