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Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen

Lucky You (1997)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Fun, easy to read thriller that almost requires a familiarity with Florida's settings and characters. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
I felt the story went on way too long. Way. Lots of moronic nonsense for which he is well known. Some very funny parts, of course, but a bit too dark for my tastes ... and the language was very bad. Unnecessarily bad! ( )
  repb | Jul 24, 2016 |
I do enjoy Carl Hiassen's style and wit. I couldn't read all of them back to back, but when I want to take a break from my norm-mysteries, I truly enjoy them. They are laugh out loud funny. There are always the criminals-portrayed is stupid, doing idiotic stunts. ( )
  anglophile65 | Mar 8, 2016 |
funny lark of a book ( )
  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
This may sound a little silly, but the villains were just too yucky to be enjoyable. Very unlikeable jerks. I guess I mean they weren't funny...had just read Sick Puppy as well, and the bad guys were much more palatable! ( )
  MaureenCean | Feb 2, 2016 |
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On the afternoon of November 25, a woman named JoLayne Lucks drove to the Grab N'Go minimart in Grange, Florida, and purchased spearmint Certs, unwaxed dental floss and one ticket for the state Lotto.
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A Florida woman wins millions in the lottery only to have her ticket stolen.

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JoLayne Lucks lives in a town infamous for its suspicious miracles, but she's still eleated when her lottery numbers finally pay off big--$28 million, to be exact. And she has great plans for her fortune: to save a rare piece of Florida paradise form the bulldozers. Only one problem: There's another winning Lotto ticket, and the people who've got it just never learned how to share. When the two militia wannabes swipe JoLayne's ticket, she enlists an off-the-rails newspaperman to help her track down the trigger-happy creeps and their bewildered hostage, a Hooters waitress. Getting rich quick is never easy ...… (more)

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