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Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen

Stormy Weather (original 1995; edition 2001)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Title:Stormy Weather
Authors:Carl Hiaasen
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2001), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 416 pages
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Tags:crime, hurricanes, fraud, Florida, mystery, humor

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Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen (1995)



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Another outrageous tale with over the top characters. ( )
  MaureenCean | Feb 2, 2016 |
Typical Hiaasen, a mixed bag of crazy characters come together with their schemes in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. ( )
  punxsygal | Jan 16, 2016 |
My first Carl Hiaasen book. My son's been telling me for a long time to read them, and I have to say he was exactly right. I guess this is a typical Hiaasen book, in that it has good guys and bad guys, and the good guys are underdogs in one way or another. Yet, in the end, good triumphs. All the elements that make a great story for me, and very well-written. I'll be reading more soon. ( )
  bicyclewriter | Jan 8, 2016 |
Why no one has made a movie out of any of Carl Hiaasen's hilarious novels is a mystery to me. His writing is so cinematic, that you can visualize the plot unfolding on as movie or TV screen as you turn every page. This volume centers around a Hurricane that hits south Florida and its aftermath and is populated by Hiaasen's usual cast of Florida misfits and oddball characters: a honeymoon couple from New York who are looking to see what a hurricane is like, a sexy con artist who gets herself involved in way more than she bargained for, a slimy trailer salesman who meets his fate at the hands of the son of a woman who was killed in one of the stats shoddy trailer courts, a law school drop-out who is tying to track down the escaped animals from his uncle's exotic wild animal park, and our favorite ex-governor who lives in the swamps only emerging to meet out justice against those who contiunally ravage Florida's fragile ecosystem.

There's no point in trying to summarize the hilariously convoluted plot. Just settle in for a ripping yarn with a lot of laughs thrown in. ( )
  etxgardener | Apr 16, 2015 |
This is not an in depth read. It is a bit of a romp with life after a hurricane in Florida. If half of what went on in the book is what really happens I am glad to live far from there.

there are about 8-10 stories in this novel. They interact with each other sometimes in weird ways but the central theme revolves around the shoddy inspection of houses,built in Florida that blew apart in the hurricane. It would sure make me think hard before buying a RV mobile home there or a new home in general. There are scams, insurance fraud, abduction, cop shooting/beating, the occult (sort of)... you name it the action is probably there.... all told with a sort of jocular light-hearted fashion despite the seriousness of the events... the foibles of opportunists :)

The book was fine for 2/3 of the way through, after that you just wanted it to end. A few surprises in the outcome but not enough to raise my evaluation.

A nice change of pace from what I have been reading but nothing special overall. ( )
  Lynxear | Jan 23, 2015 |
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A hilarious new novel of greed and corruption from the bestselling author of "Strip Tease". The story focuses on southern Florida at the height of the tourist season, when a ferocious hurricane hits--luring con artists, carpetbaggers, and would-be saviors like hyenas to the lion's kill. "Hiaasen himself is a one-man force of nature".

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A hilarious new novel of greed and corruption from the bestselling author of \"Strip Tease\". The story focuses on southern Florida at the height of the tourist season, when a ferocious hurricane hits--luring con artists, carpetbaggers, and would-be saviors like hyenas to the lion\'s kill. \"Hiaasen himself is a one-man force of nature\".… (more)

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