December 21st, 2012


Book Review: Nature Girl, by Carl Hiaasen

An eclectic cast of characters collide in the Florida Keys. Wacky hijinks ensue.

Nature Girl

Knopf, 2006, 320 pages

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...

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Verdict: An American picaresque novel that would probably make a passably entertaining movie. This was my first time reading Carl Hiaasen; he reminds me of a Chuck Palahniuk who's not trying so hard to be so damn clever. Nature Girl is nothing exceptional, but it's fine light reading.

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