|Sick Puppy (1999) [Novel]|
by Carl Hiaasen
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Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the
highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked.
But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not
sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy
and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to
saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. He favors
unambiguous political statements -- such as torching Jet-Skis or
blowing up banks -- that leave his human targets shaken but re-educated.
watching Stoat blithely dump a trail of fast-food litter out the
window, Twilly decides to teach him a lesson. Thus, Stoat's prized
Range Rover becomes home to a horde of hungry dung beetles. Which could
have been the end to it had Twilly not discovered that Stoat is one of
Florida's cockiest and most powerful political fixers, whose latest
project is the "malling" of a pristine Gulf Coast island. Now the real
Hiaasen-variety fun begins . . .
bogus big-time hunters, a Republicans-only hooker, an infamous
ex-governor who's gone back to nature, thousands of singing toads and a
Labrador retriever greater than the sum of his Labrador parts -- these
are only some of the denizens of Carl Hiaasen's outrageously funny new
Brilliantly twisted entertainment wrapped around a powerful ecological plea, Sick Puppy gleefully lives up to its title and gives us Hiaasen at his riotous and muckraking best.
Original title: Sick Puppy
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor