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Dance of the Reptiles : Selected Columns
by Carl Hiaasen and Diane Stevenson


Overview - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen s Miami Herald columns, whichlay barethe stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than fiction.
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Overview
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen s Miami Herald columns, whichlay barethe stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than fiction.
Hiaasen offers his commentary indignant, disbelieving, sometimes righteously angry, and frequently hilarious on burning issues like animal welfare, polluted rivers, and the broken criminal justice system as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Bernie Madoff's trial, and the shenanigans of the recent presidential elections. Whether or not you have read Carl Hiaasen before, you are in for a wild ride."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780345807021
  • ISBN-10: 0345807022
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.11 x 5.18 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Throughout his prolific career writing mysteries and young adult novels, Hiaasen (Bad Monkey) has continued to write straight journalism for the Miami Herald, in a weekly op-ed column exploring the weird scenes of Florida in general and Miami in particular. This selection from the more than 600 columns written during the 12 years since the publication of Paradise Screwed, Hiaasen’s second collection of newspaper work, will be immediately popular with his fans. The topics are familiar: “rampaging” visitors, for whom prescribes a special “Tourist Court”; the abuse and neglect of Florida’s waters; “the disastrous culmination of generations of lousy planning, worse management, and slimy politics”; and how government and business have made Florida “the poster child for America’s fiscal disintegration.” But a section of powerful essays on the Iraq war—especially the “daffy, disconnected mind of Dick Cheney”—show a deep anger about national politics that moves beyond his typical attitude of, “Of course it’s Miami. Where else?” (Jan.)

 
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