Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey

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By (author) Carl Hiaasen

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 33mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2013
  • ISBN 10: 080412096X
  • ISBN 13: 9780804120968
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 123,954

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Andrew Yancy--late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff's office--has 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 first--this being Hiaasen country--Yancy 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 Florida--now, of the Bahamas as well--get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion. "From the Hardcover edition."

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CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of twelve previous novels, including the best-selling Star Island, Nature Girl, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, and Lucky You, and four best-selling children's books, Chomp, Hoot, Flush, and Scat. His most recent work of nonfiction is The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport. He also writes a weekly column for The Miami Herald.

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Praise for "Bad Monkey" "[A] comedic marvel . . . [Hiaasen] hasn't written a novel this funny since "Skinny Dip." . . . Beautifully constructed." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "[A] deliciously zany romp. Buckle up for the ride." --"People" ""Bad Monkey "boils over with corruption and comeuppance. And yes, there's a monkey." --"O, The Oprah Magazine" "[A] rollicking misadventure in the colorful annals of greed and corruption in South Florida. . . . Hiaasen has a peculiar genius for inventing grotesque creatures . . . that spring from the darkest impulses of the id. But he also writes great heroes." --Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times" "This 'Triple-F'--fierce, funny, and Floridian . . . enfolds corruption, greed, mayhem, and very funny social satire in the way that only Hiaasen does it." --"Reader's Digest" "[Hiaasen is] one of America's premier humorists." --Rege Behe, "Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" "No one writes about Florida with a more wicked sense of humor than Hiaasen." --Jocelyn McClurg, "USA Today" "The gold standard for South Florida criminal farce." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Inspired . . . Another marvelously entertaining Hiaasen adventure." --"Publishers Weekly" "Hiaasen is laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly entertaining." --Thomas Gaughan, "Booklist "(starred) Praise for the work of Carl Hiaasen "Carl Hiaasen isn't just Florida's sharpest satirist--he's one of the few funny writers left in the whole country . . . I think of him as a national treasure." --Malcolm Jones, "Newsweek" "Does anyone remember what we did for fun before Hiaasen began turning out his satirical comedies?" --Alan Cheuse, S"an Francisco Chronicle" "Hiaasen [is] a superb national satirist . . . A great American writer about the great American subjects of ambition, greed, vanity and disappointment." --Mark Harris, "Entertainment Weekly"