Skin Tight

Skin Tight

by Carl Hiaasen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425233498
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/05/2010
Series: Skink Series Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 148,777
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen is a syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald and the author of many bestselling novels, including Razor Girl, Bad MonkeySick Puppy, Lucky You, Strip Tease, and Tourist Season. He lives in Florida with his family.


Tavernier, Florida

Place of Birth:

South Florida


Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Skin Tight 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hiaasen has done it again! He has given us a book that has more twists and turns than a mountain road. I'll never look at a weed whacker the same way again. This book features characters with more issues than the New York Times. Entertainment at it's best! Jerry Springer, eat your heart out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reviews sound terrible but it sounds very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I have read most of the books by Carl Hiassen, I felt that Skin Tight was not up to several others. I always compare the books to Skinny Dip which was my first read by Hiassen and still my favorite. Still there are moments when he describes a truly over the top moment and I just laugh out loud. He has that great talent of making the ridiculous really sublime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of the two Hiaasen books I've read so far, I rate this a slight notch below Stormy Weather. This book is still very funny and highly entertaining, but Stormy Weather brings the level of wackiness to even more extreme heights. For some reason, the character I found most memorable here is Chemo, the guy with the messed up face and somewhat of a penchant for violence. Mick Stranahan, as a man's man, is also a cool cat. The plastic surgery theme of the book is an appropriate backdrop for the wackiness and corruptive aspects of the story. Overall, a highly entertaining read.
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Hey Everyone, I'm one of those people who doesn't like to read, period. I don't read directions, I don't read maps, and I probably wouldn't read the instructions on a fire extiguisher if my butt was on fire... but I always read Hiaason. Something about the way this man writes keeps me turning the pages. I've read just about all of Mr. Hiaason's books. Its about the only thing my father and I see eye to eye on. Skin tight was the first book of Hiaason's I read. After reading this book Hiaason became a must read. Every time I go into a book store I find myself looking for anything of his I haven't read. You don't know me from Steve, but take a little advice. Read the first chapter of any book this man has writen and you will see what I'm talking about.
miyurose on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Carl Hiaasen creates the craziest characters. I would expect no other author to create an ex-Amish hit man with a horrible facial disfigurement and a weed whacker for a hand replacement, and make him believable. Unlike some of Hiaasen¿s other novels, the situation here isn¿t completely outrageous¿ just the cast (including Reynaldo Flemm, who is so obviously patterned after Geraldo Rivera in his early days of being attacked by white supremacists). Someone is trying to kill Mick Stranahan, and once he discovers that it¿s related to the disappearance of a young woman four years ago, he figures the best way for his life to return to its peaceful normality is for him to solve that mystery. It becomes a game of kill or be killed for Mick, and along the way he may just have met his 6th wife. I enjoyed this much more than the last Hiaasen I read, Sick Puppy.
Darrol on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Totally unlikely story of a fraudulent and incompetent plastic surgeon who is being investigated for a patient he killed. A nearly 7' hit man tries to kill the investigator and ends up with no hand and a weed whip as a prosthesis. TV shock journalist involved and a nearly as fraudulent and incompetent lawyer injured while feeling up another victim of the surgeon (hard augmented boobs). Couple victims end up in a wood chipper. Al Garcia (carried over from Double Whammy--is he in others?) plays a role. The (ex-U.S. Attorney) investigator not as fun a character as Skink. Skillfully written and entertaining, but come on!
madamejeanie on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Another Hiaasen romp featuring "retired" Florida special investigator Mick Stranahan. Mick's quiet life in the small house out in Stiltsville in the bay is disrupted by people who keep trying to kill him. Who is it that wants him dead? that's the big question. There isn't a lack of candidates, either, after a career like his putting bad guys behind bars for years. He keeps being shadowed by a hitman with the world's worst complexion and manages to barely escape fire bombs, automatic gunfire, and poison. Along the way, innocent and not so innocent bystanders are dropping like flies. Shady lawyers, vicious plastic surgeons, starlet wannabes, a vindictive ex-wife, and a self-important TV exposé reporter, Mick deals with everybody with the same straight-forward method. All he wants to do is sit on the dock and fish. Is this too much to ask?I absolutely love the way Hiaasen writes. His recurring characters are like old friends I've missed. He's got a flair for the ridiculous without going over the top. The good guys are gritty and human, the bad guys are deliciously bad and meet very satisfactory ends. There's always a little sex and maybe a romance, but the story is the thing. This man spins a yarn from multicolored fibers and draws you right in. 5
ebooker_ben on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Fantastic and funny as always. This time plastic surgery is firmly in the sights of this weed whacker sharp wit.
Goldengrove on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I find Carl H a good writer for those moments when I want something amusing but undemanding. This fulfils those criteria.
kpetlewski on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I laughed until I cried. My doctor recommended it and this book introduced me to Carl Hiaasen's unique sense of humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has all the things that one has come to expect from Haussien.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this book. I'm glad he did.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
Fans of the “Skink” series will enjoy this new adventure with Mick Stranahan. He’s not as outright crazy as Skink (who is crazier than a giant, one eyed former governor who lives in the swamps) but he’s a unique none the less. The story follows a similar patter as his other books (bad guy gets a crazy idea with other crazy bad guys and hilarity ensues), but it’s still a lot of fun. Well written as always I really enjoyed “Skin Tight” its classic Hiaasen set in warm and sunny south Florida.
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Disturbingly graphic about plastic surgery, morose, very little going for it. Read Skinny Dip by same author it is great.
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I have read every Carl Hiassen book I could find. His stories are well written with a truckload of interesting characters and a great sense of humor. My favorite!
yeppers35 More than 1 year ago
This is a book with a picture of a bent fish on its blue cover with yellow title. If you like books by guys named Carl you will probably like this one. Once you have read it, you will set it aside and read a different book. Carl will be pleased if you buy the book.
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