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ISBN13: 9780446604666
ISBN10: 0446604666
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Independently wealthy eco-terrorist Twilly Spree teaches a flagrant litterbug a lesson--and leaves the offender's precious Range Rover swarming with hungry dung beetles. When he discovers the litterer is one of the most powerful political fixers in Florida, the real Hiaasen-style fun begins.

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"Hiaasen's usual cast of zany characters shows up en masse in Sick Puppy, a frolicking sendup of ecological subterfuge, Florida's fabled politics and downright human foibles." USA Today

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"Carl Hiaasen's books are so much fun, it's a wonder they're still legal." Newsday

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"A sexy, fast-paced romp." The Financial Times

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"It's hard not to have a good time with this one." TIME

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"Hiaasen delivers everything his fans want. He's still funny as hell and mad as hell; his myriad plot twists won't give you a moment's peace, and his characters are kinkier than anything you could order on late-night TV." Miami Herald

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"Carl Hiaasen is a lot like Evelyn Waugh. Both simmer with rage, both are consumed with the same overwhelming vision...[both] write the funniest English of this century." Washington Post Book World

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"A comic romp that is thoroughly enjoyable.... Hiaasen's novels seethe with fury against the despoilers of Florida, but his perverse comedy cuts the message-mongering like cream cuts Kahlua." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"Laugh-out-loud funny....If Carl Hiaasen isn't the funniest environmentalist in the country, i don't know who is." Detroit News/Free Press

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"Delights...begins with an absurd premise and then gets even nuttier." New York Times Book Review

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"From start to finish, Sick Puppy is a howl." Barbara Hoffman, New York Post

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"Hiaasen's hijinks are outrageous, unbelievable, and thought-provoking. The worrysome grains of truth and reality in the story give pause." Library Journal

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen turned his hand to fiction in the early eighties. His first novel, Tourist Season, was published in 1986 and named "one of the ten best destination reads of all time" by GQ Magazine. He is the author of five other best-selling novels, Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Strip Tease and Stormy Weather.

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acid42, October 8, 2007 (view all comments by acid42)
What this is: a weird, zany potato-chip novel, the kind that’s greasy and not-too-good for you but which is light and brainless fun. Like a Dukes Of Hazzard TV episode or any of the films starring Steve Buscemi.
___Carl Hiaasen writes in short bursts, often using predictable dialogue, and cliché descriptions, but overall, the writing doesn’t diminish from the wacky experience. Oh, and the climax near the end of the novel is a perfectly zany end for a zany adventure.
___Read this book if you’re: sick or bored, or traveling, or on the beach. Not if you want intellectual stimulation.
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bstivers, April 5, 2007 (view all comments by bstivers)
I am on page 400+ and need to read another Hiaasen book before I make a comment. Will finish Sick Puppy before I start Basket Case.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446604666
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Publisher:
Warner Books (NY)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Ecoterrorism
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Land development; Environmentalists; Kidnapping; Conspiracies; Ecoterrorism; Eccentrics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Warner Books ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.72x4.11x1.09 in. .54 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages Warner Books - English 9780446604666 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hiaasen's usual cast of zany characters shows up en masse in Sick Puppy, a frolicking sendup of ecological subterfuge, Florida's fabled politics and downright human foibles."
"Review" by , "Carl Hiaasen's books are so much fun, it's a wonder they're still legal."
"Review" by , "A sexy, fast-paced romp."
"Review" by , "It's hard not to have a good time with this one."
"Review" by , "Hiaasen delivers everything his fans want. He's still funny as hell and mad as hell; his myriad plot twists won't give you a moment's peace, and his characters are kinkier than anything you could order on late-night TV."
"Review" by , "Carl Hiaasen is a lot like Evelyn Waugh. Both simmer with rage, both are consumed with the same overwhelming vision...[both] write the funniest English of this century."
"Review" by , "A comic romp that is thoroughly enjoyable.... Hiaasen's novels seethe with fury against the despoilers of Florida, but his perverse comedy cuts the message-mongering like cream cuts Kahlua."
"Review" by , "Laugh-out-loud funny....If Carl Hiaasen isn't the funniest environmentalist in the country, i don't know who is."
"Review" by , "Delights...begins with an absurd premise and then gets even nuttier."
"Review" by , "From start to finish, Sick Puppy is a howl."
"Review" by , "Hiaasen's hijinks are outrageous, unbelievable, and thought-provoking. The worrysome grains of truth and reality in the story give pause."
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