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Riassunto: Read by Ed Asner
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When Palmer Stoat notices a pickup truck tailgaiting him down the highway, he fears his Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man driving the truck, has vengeance, not carjacking, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy, and pathologically short-tempered, Spree has dedicated his life to saving nature. And after watching Stoat dump a trail of litter along Florida's turnpike, Spree is determined to teach him a lesson by filling his precious Rover with hungry dung beetles. This would have been the end had Spree not discoverred that Stoat is one of Florida's most notorious political fixers, whose latest project is the greedy "malling" of a pristine Gulf Coast island. Now the real Hiaasen-style fun begins!
Recensione: Carl Hiaasen's characters ride and flail on little verbal hurricanes, and his literary storm shows no signs of dying down. Sick Puppy shares Dave Barry's giddy gift for finding humor in South Florida horrors, and a bit of Elmore Leonard's genius for pitch-perfect dialogue spouted smartly by criminals who are dumb as stumps. The title of Hiaasen's eighth novel could apply to most of its characters, but it chiefly refers to an ebullient Labrador retriever named Boodle and the millionaire eco-terrorist Twilly Spree. Let's just say that Twilly has a singular affliction: poor anger management in the face of environmental irresponsibility. When he spots Boodle's owner, Palmer Stoat, tossing litter from a car, Twilly goes to Stoat's home and removes the glass eyeballs from the animals that the bloated lobbyist had shot and mounted on his walls. Boodle gulps down the eyeballs, sustaining no small amount of digestive difficulties.
Soon Boodle and Stoat's wife, Desie, are fugitives from Florida's nature despoilers (who include the Governor, a "gladhanding maggot," the amusingly slimy Stoat, the human bulldozer Krimmler, the cocaine-importer-turned-developer Clapley, and the hit man Mr. Gash, who's fond of sex with multiple beach bimbos in iguana-skin sex harnesses to the tunes of The World's Most Blood Curdling Emergency Calls). Desie, who has a knack for calamitous romance, is smitten with Twilly, but urges him not to kill any litterbugs or pelican molesters: "Jail would not be good for this relationship." What keeps pure farce at bay in a novel that romps with the abandon of a scent-crazed Labrador is the otherwise charming Twilly's creepy edge of implacable fanaticism. And what redeems the funny/ugly violence from cliché is its colorful bad guys (they're as iridescent as oil slicks), Hiaasen's excellent wit, and the music of his prose. To evoke a drunk asleep on the beach, he adds a pungent detail: "a gleaming stellate dollop of seagull shit decorated his forehead."
Hiaasen is not unflawed. His original eco-terrorist character, ex-Florida governor Clinton "Skink" Tyree, seems like an interloper from the earlier books. But Hiaasen's the master of madcap ensembles (which is partly why the star-vehicle film of his fine book Strip Tease flopped). And even when you can see a chase scene's denouement coming for a beachfront mile, each paragraph packs descriptive delights to keep you going at breakneck pace. --Tim Appelo
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Descrizione libro Random House Audio, 2000. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Ex-Library. Audio Cassette. Your order will ship with FREE Delivery Confirmation (Tracking). We are a family business, and your satisfaction is our goal!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000050065
Descrizione libro Random House Audio, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2000. Audio Cassettes. Condizione libro: Good. 3 AUDIO CASSETTES, tested for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, withdrawn from the library collection. Some shelf wear and library markings to the case. The audio cassettes are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this worthwhile audio production. Audio Book. Codice libro della libreria 333201211912533
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Descrizione libro Random House, 2000. Audio Book Cassette. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condition: Very good. Three (3) cassette tapes. Tapes are in excellent condition. Box case is slightly worn at edges only. Fiction. Audio Cassette, ISBN-10: 0375409513, Jan 2000, Publisher: Random House, Abridged, Language: English. Codice libro della libreria 001643
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Descrizione libro Random,bantam Audio Pub, NY, 2000. Cassette tape. Condizione libro: Very Good. Abridged Edition. 4x6". VERY GOOD Condition in WORN BOX 3 tapes; 5 hours pages; ABRIDGED.Performed by EDWARD ASNER. Not a CD, BUT 3 CASSETTE TAPES .IN WORN BOX. Codice libro della libreria 34681
Descrizione libro Random House Audio, 2000. Audio Book(Cassette). Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-018-31-3043303
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Descrizione libro Random House Audio, 2000. Audio Book(Cassette). Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-018-31-3043303
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