Skinny Dip has ratings and reviews. Mara said: Ok, now I get it! And by it I mean all the Hiaasen hoopla among those with whom I share a c. Hiaasen’s signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his. Chaz Perrone may care more about Hummers than hammerheads, but he’s done pretty well for himself as a marine biologist, doctoring water samples so.

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Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry. D Hearing the story on audio definitely enhanced the parts where a character disguised his voice and made blackmail phonecalls in the voice of Charlton Siknny and Jerry Lewis!

Jan 02, bookczuk rated it really liked it Shelves: May 20, Renee Babcock rated it did not like it Shelves: Charles Perrone, a crooked marine biologist who drives a Hummer and doesn’t recycle, dumps his wife, Joey, off a cruise ship into the Key West waters to die.

The cassette includes a message summoning him to a rendezvous to deliver the blackmail money. He and his family live in southern Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. I’ve had dental work without novocaine that was less painful than reading this book was. Warren thought SKINNY DIP would tie the books together for readers, and would also be appropriate because the heroine of the new novel ends up naked in the ocean in the first chapter.

I don’t normally read books like this one, but I’m glad I stepped out of my box for a few days. Corbett takes an interest in Ricca and invites her to share some time on his farm in New Zealand.

However, the issues of no fresh water and homes disappearing into black holes opening up in the ground has not stopped people from continuing to pave over Florida for fun and profit: Joey, a champion swimmer, however does not die and is rescued by first a bale of marijuana and then Mick Stanagan, a chronic Okay, so I know that I am lame.

I didn’t like or care about any of the characters except for Tool, he was interesting. They are often quirky to the point of being nearly absurd. Because the book was personal, it was fun. Meanwhile, Charles spends most of his time behaving like an adolescent and getting freaked out by a curious cop, Rolvaag, who thinks the marine biologist is not quite what he seems, and his real employer, Red Hammernut, whose assets would be in danger if he actually implemented the environmental practices dictated by government ordnances.

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And the end was so perplexing. Skinny Dip is a stand-alone among the novels written by Carl Hiaasen, but fans of the author will recognize some recurring personages, among them Skink, the one-eyed giant wearing a shower cap and living off the land in the middle of the swamp, as usual saving damzels in distress and dealing cruel and unusual punishment to environmental criminals. Should I make an effort to stop comparing him unfavorably to Leonard, and read more Hiassen?

I believe it’s never too late to change. It also gives a girl a lot of time to get pissed off. The audiobook, read by Stephen Hoye, is unabridged and runs 13 hours and 30 minutes over 11 CDs.

Actor The Twilight Saga: The worst part about this book is the writing style: I read pages of this book, which hiaaen is pages too many for me. Instead of rushing to the police and reporting her husband’s crime, Joey decides to stay dead and with Mick’s help screw with Chaz until he screws himself. Do I have to read skin tight to read this one or can it stand on it’s own?

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It can be grueling and hiaasen and sad as hell, because so many true stories end badly. Joey Perrone is pissed–and she has every right to be.

He confronts Karl with his accusation, leading he baffled detective to become even more suspicious of Chaz. Aug 07, Paul E. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn’t know which way the Gulf Stream runs.

Mick Stranahan, the retired police officer from the previous novel in the series, Skin Tighthas moved to a small Hiazsen island as caretaker for its absentee owner.

The conversation went like this: Author Carl Hiaasen has liberally dosed this tale with humor, made sure the good guys come out on top, and even cal a bad guy through an unusual relationship. I’m also enjoying the fact that there isn’t a clear cut demarcation line between the good guys and the bad guys, with Joey acting outside the law in order to punish her husband and with the gorilla Tool reexamining his life choices when he becomes friends with a terminally ill woman my favorite passage from the novel: Striptease Hoot Skinny Dip Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn’t know which way the Gulf Stream runs.


Chaz pretends to be overwrought about his ‘missing wife’, but Detective Karl Rolvaag – who gets the case when the ship returns to port – is immediately suspicious. As no witnesses come forward, the authorities accept his suggestion that Joey either had an accident or committed suicide. Skinny Dip Buy it at Amazon.

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He’s perfected a formula for crisply written, satirical crime fiction that makes the best use of imaginatively repulsive villains, as well as less thoroughly venal scoundrels and victims who ultimately overcome their antagonists, all while stumping for the preservation of Florida’s environment, particularly the Everglades. Open scene with Joey Perrone tossed off a cruise ship and into the drink by her husband Chaz who is selfish even by Sterling Archer standards.

Like all Hiaasen bad guys, he is lazy, amoral, greedy, illiterate, and averse to nature, but unlike the others catl particular corruption forces him to pose in a role for which he is spectacularly unsuited.

In fact – in the course of the story – Chaz ‘kills’ several people. It’s about some idiot who wants to kill his wife but fails miserably; then he tries to kill another two people but, being an absolute dim witted moron bastard, fails again.

This Florida crime genre seems to be romance-that-it’s-okay-for-dudes-to-read, and Leonard writes better romances than the one in here.

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Joey decides to stay with Mick on the island. However, for all of the absurdity, carll is an underlying environmental message about the Everglades and how big money and political influence can circumvent the very agencies who are trying to do right by our planet. I have read and enjoyed the novels of Carl Hiaasen before, and Skinny Dip is one of his better efforts.