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Kick Ass: Selected Colums of Carl Hiaasen

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Publisher Comments:

Readers who love Carl Hiaasen's off-the-wall novels won't want to miss this outrageous, eclectic collection of his notorious Miami Herald columns. His unique and passionate essays prove that the facts can indeed be stranger than fiction...

Review:

"A one-of-a-kind literary achievement....As you read this collection of lively and well-reported pieces...it quickly becomes evident that the author has been able to find most of the raw material for his fiction right in his own backyard....Illuminated by all the wit and keen descriptive powers of his fiction." Salon.com

Review:

"Carl Hiaasen is one of America?s finest novelists. His newspaper column is another side of the same talent, examining with a corrosive writer?s eye the outrageous carnival of southern Florida. The inhabitants are all here: thieves, conmen, and hustlers, perfumed swine and oiled mannequins, legal swindlers and patriotic crooks, executioners and lap dancers, and yes, even an occasional hero...a splendid collection." Pete Hamill

Review:

"Reminiscent of the snarky, opinionated newspaper articles of the great Mark Twain, Hiaasen?s columns are finely crafted little gems." Booklist

Review:

"A south Florida native, Hiaasen laments the problems created by the incredible surge in population in the area since his youth, notably the destruction of natural swamplands and many native species. Although written for a specific time and place and tinged with local flavor, Hiaasen?s columns demonstrate a talent for expressing frustration with the status quo that will resonate well beyond the Miami city limits. He writes with an old-time columnist?s sense of righteous rage and an utterly current and biting wit." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A public service to his many fans, this compendium of Miami Herald columns...reveals an angry alert civic muckraker in the pugilistic vein of Mencken or Royko....Hiaasen cut his teeth as an investigative reporter, and this spirit is strong in both his chosen subjects and his wry attention to unforgiving evidentiary detail....A truly funny writer....Such columns, like his fiction, reveal Hiaasen as a crystalline, pitiless seer of human weakness and in much the same vein as his Floridian forebears, Charles Willeford and Harry Crews. Deeply satisfying, both for what it reveals of the serious priorities of a supposedly light novelist and for the outrageous epic of Florida profiteering and entropy within." Kirkus Reviews

Book News Annotation:

A collection of columns from the Miami Herald by the extremely popular mystery writer.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

CARL HIAASEN is a syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald and the author of many bestselling novels, including Lucky You, Strip Tease, and Tourist Season. His most recent book, Sick Puppy, is a New York Times bestseller.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425178249
Subtitle:
Selected Colums of Carl Hiaasen
Editor:
Stevenson, Diane
Author:
Carl Hiassen
Author:
Stevenson, Diane
Author:
Stevenson, Diane
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
State, Provincial & Local Government
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
2000-03
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.04x5.99x1.06 in. 1.09 lbs.

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Product details 480 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425178249 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A one-of-a-kind literary achievement....As you read this collection of lively and well-reported pieces...it quickly becomes evident that the author has been able to find most of the raw material for his fiction right in his own backyard....Illuminated by all the wit and keen descriptive powers of his fiction."
"Review" by , "Carl Hiaasen is one of America?s finest novelists. His newspaper column is another side of the same talent, examining with a corrosive writer?s eye the outrageous carnival of southern Florida. The inhabitants are all here: thieves, conmen, and hustlers, perfumed swine and oiled mannequins, legal swindlers and patriotic crooks, executioners and lap dancers, and yes, even an occasional hero...a splendid collection."
"Review" by , "Reminiscent of the snarky, opinionated newspaper articles of the great Mark Twain, Hiaasen?s columns are finely crafted little gems."
"Review" by , "A south Florida native, Hiaasen laments the problems created by the incredible surge in population in the area since his youth, notably the destruction of natural swamplands and many native species. Although written for a specific time and place and tinged with local flavor, Hiaasen?s columns demonstrate a talent for expressing frustration with the status quo that will resonate well beyond the Miami city limits. He writes with an old-time columnist?s sense of righteous rage and an utterly current and biting wit."
"Review" by , "A public service to his many fans, this compendium of Miami Herald columns...reveals an angry alert civic muckraker in the pugilistic vein of Mencken or Royko....Hiaasen cut his teeth as an investigative reporter, and this spirit is strong in both his chosen subjects and his wry attention to unforgiving evidentiary detail....A truly funny writer....Such columns, like his fiction, reveal Hiaasen as a crystalline, pitiless seer of human weakness and in much the same vein as his Floridian forebears, Charles Willeford and Harry Crews. Deeply satisfying, both for what it reveals of the serious priorities of a supposedly light novelist and for the outrageous epic of Florida profiteering and entropy within."
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