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									Carl HiaasenCarl Hiaasen
In his thrilling and hilarious mysteries, Carl Hiaasen does for the Florida Coast what Raymond Chandler did for L.A., embracing it in all its steamy surrealness, and elevating it to a kind of iconographic literary landscape.

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Carl Hiaasen
Current Home:
Tavernier, Florida
Place of Birth:
South Florida
Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974
Numerous journalism awards for reporting in the Miami Herald

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Selected Works

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								Nature Girl, Author: 
								Carl Hiaasen.

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Nature Girl
by Carl Hiaasen
Honey Santana plans to save the world by taking tele-marketer Boyd Shreave and his brassy girlfriend to Florida's Ten Thousand Islands for some lessons in good behavior. But with Honey's possessive ex-husband in pursuit and half-Seminole failed alligator wrestler Sammy Tigertail causing trouble, civility goes out the window.

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								Skinny Dip, Author: 
								Carl Hiaasen.
*  Skin Tight (1990)
*  Native Tongue (1991)
*  Lucky You (1997)
*  Sick Puppy (2000)
*  Basket Case (2002)
*  Hoot (2002)
*  Skinny Dip (2004)
*  Flush (2005)
*  Nature Girl (2006)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								Double Whammy, Author: 
								Carl Hiaasen .

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Double Whammy
by Carl Hiaasen
Where to start with Hiaasen's comically surreal world of crime and punishment? Try Double Whammy (1987). Set in the world of competitive bass fishing, it hooks readers on a classically Hiaasen tangle of corrupt politicians, devious businessmen, and colorful weirdos. The novel also features the memorable first appearance of a Caliban-like hermit named Skink.

Hiaasen on His Home State (Affectionately)

"Florida is kind of the superkingdom for bad behavior, and frankly, it's hard for a novelist to stay ahead of the weirdness curve down here," Hiaasen told Book magazine. "Sleazebags and scum come to south Florida for the same reason everybody else comes to south Florida: the climate, the sunshine -- it's a pretty place. If you're going to be ripping off HUD housing projects, why not do it where the weather is nice?"

Wrestling with the Mouse

Hiaasen the Columnist

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								Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World, Author: 
								Carl Hiaasen, Peter Gethers.

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Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World
by Carl Hiaasen, Peter Gethers
In this biting, funny, and provocative work of nonfiction, Hiaasen sets his sights on a national institution and Florida powerhouse.

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								Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen, Author: 
								Carl Hiaasen.

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Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen
by Carl Hiaasen
Readers who eagerly anticipate each new Hiaasen novel will relish this selection of his Miami Herald columns, written with the same dark humor and satirical edge as his brilliant fiction.

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