Skinny DipI read Carl Hiaasen‘s comedy Skinny Dip on the flight from Denver to Vegas to Los Angeles on Monday morning at the suggestion of a friend at work. I don’t want to reveal too much of the story, but it’s basically about an idiot who attempts to murder his wife, who was the captain of her college swim team, by tossing her overboard while on a cruise ship. Needless to say, dark hilarity ensues. It’s not exactly Shakespeare, but Hiaasen is a powerfully funny author. I thought this novel was wonderful and I recommend it highly.

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  1. I’ve read several of his books, and they always keep me smiling. Of course, I read them on disc while I’m driving.

  2. I’m with (your?) Mom. I listened to this a year or two ago and found enough laughs to go back to the Hiaasen well for more. Not high art, but intelligent enough. Good stuff.

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