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Bad Monkey
Bad Monkey | Carl Hiaasen
Andrew Yancylate of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff's officehas a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it's not called the roach patrol for nothing). But firstthis being Hiaasen countryYancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy's new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey, who with hilarious aplomb earns his place among Carl Hiaasen's greatest characters. Here is Hiaasen doing what he does better than anyone else: spinning a tale at once fiercely pointed and wickedly funny in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of what's left of pristine Floridanow, of the Bahamas as wellget their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.
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Blueberry
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#latitude reminds me of Jimmy Buffett (🎶changes in latitude, changes in attitude🎶) which reminds me of Carl Hiaasen. Bad Monkey is my favorite of his.

#allshipcelebration @CrowCAH

mabell I never read Bad Monkey but I did enjoy reading Hiaasen. (I haven‘t read any recently - his descriptions might be a touch too “colorful” for my stomach now😆) I think Skinny Dip was my favorite. 😄 2mo
CrowCAH Jimmy Buffet does have a coastal water vibe! ⚓️ 2mo
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Blueberry
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1. Humor
2. Both plus whatever bokkclubs are reading
3. Piano, would like to learn harmonica
4. This Little Light of Mine in church.

#Sundaysurvey @alisonrose

alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 13mo
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Tameeka
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Bailedbailed

It was only after picking this book that I learned Bad Monkey should not be my introduction to Hiaassen. Is the plot why? Learning who the killers are and why they did it but then spending 75% of the book following Health Inspector Yancy as he tries to build a case? That's right, health inspector. How does a Health Inspector get away with investigating a murder? I guess I'll never know because this book went back to the library.

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jackilynn
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The library I work at is having a book sale & all proceeds go to helping the library of course I had to go be supportive. Wont lie Bad Monkey was a total cover/title buy. I have never read anything by Carl Hiaasen but I am always open to trying new things.

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Blueberry
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The only book I've read with a voodoo witch. Unless...I bet Wide Sargasso Sea had voodoo. Haha

#voodoo #whatawaytolive

Bambolina_81 This was a good read - I love Hiassen 👍 2y
andrew61 Someone i want to read. 2y
CrowCAH Neat! Thanks for joining #WhatAWayToLive!!! 2y
Blueberry @CrowCAH. thanks for starting it :) 2y
Blueberry @andrew61 he is a hoot. 2y
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vivastory
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This was the first Hiaasen I've read. Hiaasen has Elmore Leonard's gift for snappy dialogue with a sense of karmic justice. Absurd scams & several twists peppered with critique of overdevelopment & ensuing environmental destruction. I will definitely be returning for more. This would make a fantastic movie.

Hooked_on_books Hooray! Glad you liked it! I think I've read everything he's published (for adults anyway). 3y
vivastory @Hooked_on_books What are your favorites? 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Interesting! 3y
Hooked_on_books @vivastory I'm pretty sure I have yet to find one I didn't like. They're all bananapants, which is fun. This one is a lot of fun: 3y
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vivastory
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This will be my first Hiaasen. I've heard only good things about him. I sort of get the impression of a satirical Elmore Leonard.

saresmoore I haven't read any Hiaasen, either. I think I'm nervous I won't like his books, but feel a sort of proximal obligation since they're all set in Florida. I'll be interested to hear what you think! 3y
ReadingOver50 I really like his books 😄 3y
Hooked_on_books Love his books! Be ready for unabashed environmentalism and some anti-Disney sentiment. 3y
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saresmoore @Hooked_on_books That just convinced me, too! 3y
RealBooks4ever Reminds me of Sam Sykes: "BUY MY BOOKS!!" #SamSykesSwears ? 3y
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Kimzey
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This disembodied, fanged monkey in a pirate hat creeps me out! #creepycovers #booktober

BeththeBookDragon Have you read this? 3y
Kimzey @bethfriedman906 No, I've read several books by Hiaasen, but this one is still on my shelf unread. Maybe the cover has deterred me. 😁. Have you read any of his books? I read Native Tongue first and was hooked. So funny! 3y
BeththeBookDragon @Kimzey Love him!!! 3y
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wintercherry
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Sunday afternoon with Carl Hiaasen and peppermint tea, colour me happy.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Sounds great 👌 3y
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Minervasbutler
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Pickpick

My first excursion into Hiaasen and great fun it was too. Like a sort of mellower, American version of Christopher Brookmyre. Will definitely investigate further.

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Read_Homeschool
Bad Monkey | Carl Hiaasen
Mehso-so

If this is your first Hiaasen, stop. Start somewhere else. Although humorous, this is not his best.