Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip

by Carl Hiaasen
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Skinny Dip 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted something light and offbeat and I got something hilarious, crazy, and full of heart. Hiaasen gets his message in there without beating you over the head. Books don't usually make me "laugh out loud," but this one had me chuckling in public. I'd definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, I don't know if I would read this on a cruise, but it is a great, fun book. You've got the lovely, strong heroine, the totally bumbling bad guy, and the sexy rescuer. And mostly set on sunny beaches! This is almost a reverse mystery. You know who did it, but not why. And the pay back! Wow... you just have to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, funny and intriguing. Great read!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lighthearted, funny quick read. Love the characters. Unlike anything I've ever read.
coyotefan19 More than 1 year ago
Incredible!!!! This is the first book that I have read from this author and it was great. The humor is witty and sarcastic, which is right up my alley. It had me laughing from start to finish. If you decide to read this book do not go into it with the idea of the plot being some great mistery, it is more like good ole fashion revenge with a funny cast of characters. This book has turned me on to thie genre and I can't wait to read more and find other authors who are similiar.
Ashley Beck More than 1 year ago
I only read the sample on my nook, the language was not suitible for chidren. But the characters are fantastic! Adults have fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
Footloosewanderers More than 1 year ago
Quirky humor, unexpected laughs in unexpected places. Enjoyed the book. Overall storyline was a little "cliche", but, I enjoyed the book. I was sorry when it was finished, as I could have spent more time with the main character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Skinny Dip' is loaded with potential and at times pretty enjoyable--the early descriptions of Tool, the hairy thug with a clear, warped, but ultimately somewhat redeemed sense of right and wrong, are entertaining in a pleasingly twisted way. And who wouldn't want to read a book that opens with a rich and lovely young woman, Joey Perrone, being dumped over the side of cruise ship by her spiritually atrophied, intellectually indolent, excessively paranoid, and cowardly husband, Chaz, who fears she will expose his unconscienable work as a 'scientist' to the authorities? Unfortunately, it isn't long after Joey is rescued by retired cop Mick Stranahan that the book becomes less a novel of people, however weird or warped, doing the bizarre things human beings do in South Florida than simultaneously (a) a lecture on evil corporate farmers who exploit migrants, rape the Everglades, pollute the environment, and (b) a middle aged male revenge fantasy in which a rich young woman falls in love with a middle aged man, every act of punishment administered to the villain pretty much goes according to plan, a good cop figures out the truth but prefers poetic justice to mere legal procedure (as does a stereotypical Vietnam veteran in the swamp). The book deserved another revision or two before going to press. One wishes the author had: a. made his villains, Chaz and Red, less a progressive's fantasy evil doers, and b. let his heroine be more complicated and suffer more challenges so we could see her grow and change. And the book needs more of an edge-- too many occurrences are not the result of an organic events, however satiric, as they are (or so it feels) of a guy sitting in a room alone thinking, dude, this would be so cool. Readers can handle complexity. We can take some nastiness in the lead character (please, no poor little rich girls) as well as some redeeming features in the bad guy, and many of us like to see protagonists have to work very hard to get what they want (or something like it). Perhaps Mr. Hiaasen, talented and observant as he clearly is, will get out a little farther on the limb next time and trust that a good story with unique characters and an edge to the narrative voice will provide entertainment and still get across the author's laudable message about gutless and hypocritical politicians, corrupt business people, and the unforgivable evils being done to nature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I suppose that if you think the the fact that the lead character spends most of the book worrying about getting his penis up for sex, then you will think this is funny. But I thought the book was very poorly written, a completely disjointed plot, vile language, and idiotic characters. Need I say more? E-Jo
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Drewano More than 1 year ago
Another fun Hiaasen story. If you’ve read his other works in the Stranahan and Skink (although Skink only makes a few passing appearances) then you’ll find this book much like the others. Take a couple of bumbling bad guys, a heinous crime and a wacky scheme and hilarity ensues. Well written and interesting this book fits right in with the rest.
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RCCnLA More than 1 year ago
I picked this up as a time filler over a holiday, having read more recent Hiassen efforts. Finished it in 2 days, and enjoyed it's unexpected connectivity with some other Hiassen characters.
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Delphimo More than 1 year ago
The opening scene cascades the story into a fast-paced hilarious mystery. I had read this book before, but needed to reread for a book club. Some of the events seem surreal, but continue to emit laughs from me. I especially enjoy the cast of characters and the coastal settings. As usual, Hiaasen floats stories of man's rape of nature into the story. This story centers on the Everglades and the mass pollution of the waters by huge farming corporations, and the corruption of government and politicians. Even though this is a lengthy book, the reading flows quickly.
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'Tribe camp '- res 1
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Ok what was that tribe at
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