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Hiaasen makes the top of my list for his bitingly funny writing. As a former Floridian who fled the land of greedy land developers and Yankees who dress in pink and green plaid, his story especially rings true to me.
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Who let the voles out? The precious, blue-tongued mango voles have been stolen from the Amazing Kingdom theme park on North Key Largo by ruthless thugs who have much bigger — and deadlier — things in mind. On the hunt for the rare rodents is Joe Winder, a burned-out ex-muckraking reporter who now works for the park as their PR man.

Even as a scandal breaks out over the theft, Winder finds himself trailing an eco-terrorist geriatric, a certain former-governor-turned-swamp rat, and sleazy land developer Francis X. Kingsbury. Determined to uncover the true nature of the Kingdom, Winder must survive this harrowing wilderness — before the natives get to him...

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"Hiassen sends his reluctant journalist hero after a morally corrupt real estate developer in this scattershot but inventive entertainment." Publisher's Weekly

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"Rips, zips, hurtles, keeping us turning the pages at breakfinger pace." New York Times Book Review

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"Ruthlessly wicked...wonderful." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"Hiaasen is an original...a compulsive entertainer...driving his story at a hair-raising tempo." Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"Native Tongue moves briskly, and Hiaasen's inventiveness and verbal dexterity seem limitless." USA Today

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"It is a measure of the writer's talent that no matter how bizarre the situation, it is believable.....Highly recommended." Library Journal

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"Madcap and sometimes quite funny, but strained as well, with the action often so absurd as to leach realism and thus suspense. The problem may be that Hiaasen's tilled this particular crime-comic soil one time too many." Kirkus Reviews

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Now reissued — one of the most beloved novels by the New York Times bestselling author in which dedicated, if somewhat demented, environmentalists battle sleazy real estate developers in the Florida Keys.

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edtulip0, March 2, 2007 (view all comments by edtulip0)
Typical off-the-wall Hiaasen plot & characters. Good light read with subtle & obvious satire and humor.

One comment to Carl: Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, is housed in the maximum security Attica (NY) state prison; not Riker's Island which is the NY City lockup (equivalent to a county jail).
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ISBN:
9780446613200
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Publisher:
Warner Vision
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Public relations personnel
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Florida keys (fla.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x 1.5 in 0.51 lb

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Native Tongue Used Mass Market
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Product details 448 pages Warner Vision - English 9780446613200 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Hiaasen makes the top of my list for his bitingly funny writing. As a former Floridian who fled the land of greedy land developers and Yankees who dress in pink and green plaid, his story especially rings true to me.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hiassen sends his reluctant journalist hero after a morally corrupt real estate developer in this scattershot but inventive entertainment." Publisher's Weekly
"Review" by , "Rips, zips, hurtles, keeping us turning the pages at breakfinger pace."
"Review" by , "Ruthlessly wicked...wonderful."
"Review" by , "Hiaasen is an original...a compulsive entertainer...driving his story at a hair-raising tempo."
"Review" by , "Native Tongue moves briskly, and Hiaasen's inventiveness and verbal dexterity seem limitless."
"Review" by , "It is a measure of the writer's talent that no matter how bizarre the situation, it is believable.....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Madcap and sometimes quite funny, but strained as well, with the action often so absurd as to leach realism and thus suspense. The problem may be that Hiaasen's tilled this particular crime-comic soil one time too many."
"Synopsis" by , Now reissued — one of the most beloved novels by the New York Times bestselling author in which dedicated, if somewhat demented, environmentalists battle sleazy real estate developers in the Florida Keys.
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