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Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
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Nature Girl (edition 2008)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Member:SugarCreekRanch
Title:Nature Girl
Authors:Carl Hiaasen
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2008), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Collections:Have read, Your library
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Tags:2010, Florida, kayak, crazy, telemarketer, Native American, Seminole, island

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Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

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I didn't think that I was going to like this book, but after hearing a strong recommendation from my supervisor (to somebody else), I decided I would pick it up and give it a try. The writing is fantastic, the characters are well-developed, and somehow the seemingly disparate storylines all came together beautifully. ( )
  m_mozeleski | May 13, 2018 |
Bought for $1 from the Valley Center Library Bookstore. OK, so I can't beat the price and I've always like Hiaason. Not as warped as "Native Tongue", though. ( )
  CeliaHayes | Dec 30, 2017 |
A reliable entry. A little short on endearing characters perhaps, but still as whacky as he ever is. Always good to read at the beach. ( )
  MaureenCean | Nov 8, 2017 |
I wasn't overwhelmed with NATURE GIRL. While it had Hiaasen's usual mix of humor and irony, it suffered from a lack of sympathetic characters, save one and the plot was weak. Not his best. ( )
  MugsyNoir | Oct 27, 2017 |
Amusing ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
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For Pete Hamill,
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On the second day of January, wind swept and bright, a half-blood Seminole named Sammy Tigertail dumped a dead body into the Lostmans River.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307262995, Hardcover)

Honey Santana—impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed “queen of lost causes”—has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She’s taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie—the fifteen-minute-famous girlfriend of a tabloid murderer—into the wilderness of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility. What she doesn’t know is that she’s being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer, Piejack (whose mismatched fingers are proof that sexual harassment in the workplace is a bad idea). And he doesn’t know he’s being followed by Honey’s still-smitten former drug-running ex-husband, Perry, and their wise-and-protective-way-beyond-his-years twelve-year-old-son, Fry. And when they all pull up on Dismal Key, they don’t know they’re intruding on Sammy Tigertail, a half white–half Seminole failed alligator wrestler, trying like hell to be a hermit despite the Florida State coed who’s dying to be his hostage . . .

        Will Honey be able to make a mensch of a “greedhead”? Will Fry be able to protect her from Piejack—and herself? Will Sammy achieve his true Seminole self? Will Eugenie ever get to the beach? Will the Everglades survive the wild humans? All the answers are revealed in the delectably outrageous mayhem that propels this novel to its Hiaasen-of-the-highest-order climax.

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Honey Santana plans to save the world by taking tele-marketer Boyd Shreave and his brassy girlfriend to Florida's Ten Thousand Islands for some lessons in good behavior. But with Honey's possessive ex-husband in pursuit and half-Seminole failed alligator wrestler Sammy Tigertail causing trouble, civility goes out the window.… (more)

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