My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Angry Eighties Carl Hiaasen is the best!
I moved to Florida in the late eighties, so reading these books is like a trip down memory lane. The thing is, I was too young to note all that was happening around me that Hiaasen references – so the book also serves as a fictionally based history lesson.
Also, I don’t fish – but anyone in Florida knows that you don’t speak ill of the sport. Not just an industry, fishing is the De facto past time for a large number of my neighbors who live on or near the beach. It’s serious business… and Hiaasen’s parody of it in Double Whammy hits the culture dead on.
Bad evangelists, corrupt condominium plans, sugar barons and (of course!) Skink. This book is a great time killer for fans for Florida and Carl Hiassen’s writing.