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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Chaz and Joey are caricatures of unlikable people. This was no easy gig.

Unfortunately in Skinny Dip one of the leads is a woman. She has five siblings. Why is it when authors want to show a hermit they have to djp him with long unkempt beards and staffs?

In fact – in the course of the story – Chaz ‘kills’ several people. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Luckily, he casts his books with eleventy billion other characters to pick up the slack.

Hiaasen integrates them into the story so well, and in just the right proportions, that it is never tedious or repetitive, but rather delightfully entertaining.

That sai Carl Hiaasen’s books are, hands down, the best Florida postcards in the market.

Dream Cast for Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

hjaasen They are often quirky to the point of being nearly absurd. Ripley Jude Law is an English actor. An expert swimmer, Joey makes her way to a floating bale of Jamaican pot-and then to an island inhabited by an ex-cop named Mick Stranahan, whose ex-wives include five waitresses and a TV producer.


Okay, so I know that I am lame. Public” — the dop of freshwater for South Florida’s huge municipalities, and the normal waste products associated with such cities.

The person he finds to fill the holes in his life creates the best and most touching story of the book. Also, I enjoyed this book, but I was annoyed by some aspects of it.

Skinny Dip

I felt nostalgic for the South Florida of my youth as I was reading it I haven’t lived in Miami since The characters dreamed up by Mr. The one thing I actually did like quite a bit was the setting.

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more hiaawen films with equal measures sskinny grace and skill. The character of Chaz Porrone, the naughty husband, became less interesting as the book progressed. Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder If the book were to be made into a movie, this is who i would choose for the cast.

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen | : Books

F-word gets a real workout. An audiobook version of Skinny Dip was released in by Books on Tape. 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.


I didn’t like or care about any of the characters except for Tool, he was interesting. I pretty much hated this book.

As sminny journalist and author, Carl has spent most of his life advocating for the protection of the Florida Everglades.

Naked Came the Manatee As usual they get the best of the bad guys. Joey, clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, is plucked from the ocean by a rugged stranger. He is a loner on an island with so many divorces.

Chaz flees in the boat. This self-admiring worm is the best-defined character in the novel, the focal point of the action. The following morning, Hiaaseb wakes up from his drug-induced slumber sitting naked at the wheel of his Hiaasne, which has been parked on the shoulder of a busy road during rush hour.

But that wasn’t enough to keep me in this book. So I read this on Jeff’s recommendation. Aug 26, Mayda rated it really liked it Shelves: Karl Rolvaag was a very interesting character as well.

Chaz Perrone – who likes to be called ‘Dr. Karl does not share his conclusions with his captain.