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Star Island (edition 2010)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Title:Star Island
Authors:Carl Hiaasen
Info:Knopf (2010), Hardcover, 352 pages
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The story follows a spoiled teen music star with a serious party mentality and her double who covers for her when she is incapacitated. Not the best plot from Hiaasen, but a few good digs and politicians and the entertainment world. ( )
  addunn3 | Apr 25, 2014 |
Part of my quest to read books outside of my normal genre interests. Although funny at times and a parody of celebrity culture, it was just a little too bizarre for me. ( )
  reckshow | Jan 21, 2014 |
A young, drug-abusing, promiscuous female pop star on the verge of destroying her career is being pursued by a despicable relentless photographer trying to get the photos that will immortalize him. This is a satire and well written but all the characters are so over-the-top despicable that I didn’t find it funny or enjoyable after the first couple chapters. ( )
  gaylebutz | Dec 13, 2013 |
If People magazine and A Word A Day wrote a book together, this would be it. It's a light, quick, and easy read. But, there is some dissonance because every once in a while, there's a very uncommon word thrown in. The story is trashy and fun. Don't expect an amazing work of literature. ( )
  amyolivia | Oct 25, 2013 |
Papparazzi, corrupt real estate development deals, a clueless, utterly untalented pop star whose parents employ a team to keep her and the gravy train going. and crazed former governor of Florida who subsists on roadkill and brings vengeance down on those disrupt the pristine beauty of his state. These are the ingredients that Carl Hiaasen uses to cook up another masterpiece. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Sep 17, 2013 |
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On the fifteenth of March, two hours before sunrise, an emergency medical technician named Jimmy Campo found a sweaty stranger huddled in the back of his ambulance.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307272583, Hardcover)

Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (née Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen—and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.

Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed”—meaning wasted—to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers (über–stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker–wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public—and from Cherry herself.

The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink—the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp—and now he’s heading for Miami to find her . . .

Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry’s motley posse does?

All will be revealed in this hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:28 -0400)

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Ann DeLuisa, body double for drug-addled pop star Cherry Pye, is kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo, and Cherry's entourage must rescue her while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry's public--and from Cherry herself.

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