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Carl Hiaasen

Author of Hoot

73+ Works 55,372 Members 1,597 Reviews 194 Favorited

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 12, 1953. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1974. He has been a reporter and columnist for the Miami Herald since 1976, and is known for exposing scandal and corruption throughout southern Florida. He has show more received numerous state and national honors for his journalism and commentary including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. His work has also appeared in numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Time, Life, Esquire and Gourmet. His best-selling novels include Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Stormy Weather, Lucky You, Sick Puppy, Basket Case, Nature Girl and Razor Girl. His 1993 novel, Striptease, was adapted as a film in 1996 starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. He also writes children's books including Hoot, which was awarded a Newbery Honor; Flush; and Scat. Hoot was adapted into a film in 2006. His non-fiction works include Team Rodent; The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport; and two collections of his newspaper columns entitled Kick Ass and Paradise Screwed. In 2013 his titles Chomp and Bad Monkey made The New York Times bestseller list. In 2014, his non-fiction title Dance of the Reptiles made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Skink - No Surrender made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Carl Hiaasen

Hoot (2002) 8,629 copies
Skinny Dip (2004) 4,549 copies
Flush (2005) 3,937 copies
Sick Puppy (1999) 3,139 copies
Nature Girl (2006) 2,800 copies
Basket Case (2001) 2,655 copies
Stormy Weather (1995) 2,503 copies
Lucky You (1997) 2,392 copies
Strip Tease (1993) 2,339 copies
Scat (2009) 2,335 copies
Tourist Season (1986) 2,296 copies
Native Tongue (1991) 2,089 copies
Skin Tight (1989) 2,061 copies
Double Whammy (1987) 2,011 copies
Bad Monkey (2013) 1,739 copies
Chomp (2012) 1,647 copies
Star Island (2010) 1,440 copies
Razor Girl (2016) 886 copies
Squeeze Me (2020) 799 copies
Skink--No Surrender (2014) 799 copies
Naked Came the Manatee (1997) — Contributor — 673 copies
Squirm (2018) 403 copies
Trap Line (1982) 325 copies
Powder Burn (1998) 290 copies
A Death in China (1998) 248 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) — Editor & Introduction — 187 copies
Wrecker (2023) 97 copies
The Edible Exile (2013) 51 copies
Native Tongue / Striptease (2003) 40 copies
Sick Puppy / Skin Tight (2004) 39 copies
Stormy Weather / Lucky You (2003) 39 copies
Fairway to Hell (2008) 20 copies
Lucky You / Sick Puppy (2006) 12 copies
Still life 3 copies
Sumpfblüten (2007) 1 copy
Forfulgt af held (2000) 1 copy
Biscane bay (1991) 1 copy

Associated Works

A Deadly Shade of Gold (1965) — Introduction, some editions — 924 copies
Cinnamon Skin (1982) — Introduction, some editions — 917 copies
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (1974) — Introduction, some editions — 880 copies
The Empty Copper Sea (1978) — Introduction, some editions — 865 copies
Darker Than Amber (1966) — Introduction, some editions — 852 copies
The Long Lavender Look (1970) — Introduction, some editions — 811 copies
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contributor — 280 copies
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Contributor; Contributor — 106 copies
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (2009) — Contributor — 71 copies
Striptease [1996 film] (1996) — Author — 36 copies

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Once you get past the shocking number of swears on the first two pages, it was quite funny for the most part. There were a few things I didn’t like.
 
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libraryofemma | 9 other reviews | Apr 18, 2024 |
This one wasn't as good as some of the other "Skink" stories, imho. That said, however, it was still a good read with great characters and an engaging plot. I have yet to find a bad Hiaasen book, so even though I thought it wasn't as good as some of the others, I still enjoyed it tremendously.
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Al-G | 144 other reviews | Apr 4, 2024 |
Good tale! I think it would be a good one for boys. Not the usual hilarity of Carl Hiaasen, but an engaging page turner. Great to see the kids outwit the baddies!
 
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njcur | 6 other reviews | Apr 2, 2024 |
Thought it was going to be just another cozy mystery, but it was very edgy. I was pleasantly surprised on how much I liked this book.
 
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Statistics

Works
73
Also by
12
Members
55,372
Popularity
#268
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
1,597
ISBNs
869
Languages
17
Favorited
194

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