Stormy Weather (Skink Series #3)

Stormy Weather (Skink Series #3)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Hysterically funny...Hiaasen at his satirical best." - USA Today


Two honeymooners wake up early, make love twice, and brace themselves for a spectacle they won't be watching from the sidelines. A seductive con artiste stumbles into a scam that promises more cool cash than the lottery. A shotgun-toting mobile home salesman is about to close a deal with disaster. A law school dropout will be chasing one Gaboon viper, a troop of storm-shocked monkeys, and a newfound love life, while tourists by the thousands bail from the Florida Keys. We're now entering the hurricane zone, where hell and hilarity rule. And in the hands of the masterful, merciless Carl Hiaasen, we're going to have some weather.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446603423
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Series: Skink Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 163,452
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Razor Girl, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, Stormy Weather, Basket Case, and, for young readers, Flush and Hoot. He also writes a regular column for The Miami Herald.

Hometown:

Tavernier, Florida

Place of Birth:

South Florida

Education:

Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Stormy Weather 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
slimikin More than 1 year ago
I had heard a lot about Carl Hiaasen, especially from some friends whose taste in books I trust, and so on their suggestion, I picked up Stormy Weather. Because his books are shelved in the mystery section of most bookstores I visit, I expected this one to read like a mystery. Instead it seemed more of a combination satire, slice of life, and environmental commentary. Even so, or perhaps precisely because of these things, I enjoyed the book enormously. Hiaasen's writing is clever and deft, full of a vivid eccentricity of people and place that effortlessly drew me in. I look forward to reading more of his work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I was a little hesitant with this book, but it proved me wrong. My first Carl Hiassen book was skinny dip and I was totally addicted. The same happened with this book. The characters are just so unique...especially Skink. You get so into the story that you never want to put it down no matter how much your eyes hurt...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me, Carl Hiaasen is a hit or miss. I either read him compulsively or get bored and can't finish. This is my favorite of his novels. It just struck my funnybone; whether it was the idiot husband wanting to stormchase or the politician on the skids, I literally laughed until tears were streaming down my cheeks. A ridiculous and delightful blend of wackadoo characters and situations. Your mileage may vary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can I say - typical Carl Hiaasen. Quirky characters, convoluted plot, strange situations... another great read. Hiaasen is one of those writers that you either enjoy and have fun reading, or you find too weird to waste your time on. I fall into the first group and found myself smiling during the whole book.
elliezann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Carl Hiaasen is a much better person than I am. Living in Florida, I just get mad at the rape of this beautiful land. Mr. Hiaasen has the ability to turn this anger into stories about justice and this book is one example. It is a mystery set during a hurricaine and features Skink, a crazy ex-governor, who saves the day.Every once in a while, I need to get some perspective so turning to to this author is always a treat.A wonderful mystery with quirky characters and a satisfying ending.Keep writing,Mr. Hiassen, please!
tacoperez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic book. It is one of his best. It was so true even though it was fiction. it was funny, but sad because some of this really happened. His writes fiction, but based on true events and even true things, makes you think about what we are doing to this state.
jepeters333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Two honeymooners, a con artist, a dishonest mobile home salesman, a law school dropout chasing a troop of monkeys, a former Florida politician living off the land, and many others make up the cast of characters in this Hiaasen book. It's always interesting to see how the characters interact in Hiaasen's books - this one isn't my favorite but it was still pretty good.
SonicQuack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When a major hurricane wrecks havoc in Florida it attracts two groups of people. The law enforcement and rescue workers, who are peripheral in this is tale, and crooks. Be they conmen roofers or insurance writers, there are a myriad of people trying to make a quick buck from the distressed people of Florida. Hiaasen has imagined the ideal story for his usual embellishment of crime and fraudulence. As one would expect, the cast is made up entirely of fruitcakes and criminals high on ideas and low on intellect. He is masterful in his weaving of plotlines, each carefully crafted to elicit a smirk, a chuckle or at very least a wry grin - Hiaasen is one of the masters of comedic crime fiction after all. Stormy Weather is a good solid read, a little long, however it's easy to recommend.
madamejeanie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Max and Bonnie Lamb are two honeymooners from New York with acamcorder. Edie Marsh is a nice looking con artist trying to locate andbed a young Kennedy for fun, frolic, and future litigation. Snapper,the man with the broken jaw that healed crooked and marked him forever,is just out for whatever he can get and if someone gets hurt in theprocess, oh well. Tony Torres is the salesman of the year at thetrailer sales, telling everyone who buys from him that these trailerswill stand up to a storm. Augustine is a millionaire law school dropoutchasing after his uncle's exotic pets. Skink is the one-eyed, feralformer governor with the wild hair and the flak jacket who lives by hiswits in the woods, eating road kill and smoking venomous toad sweat.People with not much in common, except for one thing. A south Floridahurricane throws them all together and paths collide.Hiaasen is one of the funniest, wittiest, most satiric authors I've comeacross in a long time. His characters are unique and multi-faceted andhe writes dialogue better than just about any contemporary author. Younever know what is going to happen in a Hiaasen novel, but I've not readone that disappointed me yet. Watching the bad guys get theirs in theend is a true delight. This one gets a 5
paradiso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very funny, typical Carl Hiaasen. Not as good as Skinny Dip
miketroll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Splendid black farce. Hiasson is a huge comic talent. He has the gift of leading the reader down very plausible paths. The absurdity is apparent only when one steps back to view the broad canvas. Beneath the comedy is hard political edge. One sometimes wonders whether Hiasson¿s depth of cynicism is too glib, but in the context of Florida it seems wholly appropriate. But along with the cynicism comes a rich measure of hope and humanity. Read it!
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Max Lamb's honeymoon was going well until the hurricane interrupted things and he decided to start filming. Skink takes offence at this and kidnaps him. His wife, Bonnie goes looking for him but finds that searching for just one person in a crowd of hundreds of lost people is not easy. Augustine helps. A riot of characters, a lot of guns and pain and charcters at the ends of their tethers typifies this book, all of the characters learn from their experiences and come out of the book knowing more about themselves or being dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this one down!
Drewano More than 1 year ago
If you’ve read any of the other Skink novels then you know what you’re going to get. Ridiculous characters in ridiculous situations with some harebrained schemes mixed in. ‘Stormy Weather’ lives up to its predecessors but doesn’t offer anything new or unique. If you liked the others in the series you’ll like this addition as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was woundering. She used to h.a.t.e. my guts. Lol. I was just trying to get back in touch. I heard there was an accident. Is she ok?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is main camp?
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R u ok?
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