Native Tongue

Native Tongue

Book - 2004
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Grand Central Pub
Now reissued--one of the most beloved novels by the "New York Times" bestselling author in which dedicated, if somewhat demented, environmentalists battle sleazy real estate developers in the Florida Keys.

Baker & Taylor
When the priceless blue-tongued mango voles are stolen from the Amazing Kingdom theme park, burned-out reporter Joe Winder learns that the abductors have bigger goals in mind and ultimately confronts sleazy real-estate agent Francis X. Kingsbury. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Warner Vision Books, 2004, c1991
ISBN: 9780446613200
0446613207
Characteristics: 481 p. ; 18 cm

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MaxRSW
Jul 22, 2016

I've read all of his work and this is my favorite, and I've re-read it a few times and each one of those results in laugh-out-loud moments - which can be embarrassing in public.

Of all the books that have been transitioned into movies, I still think Danny DeVito would be idea for this main villain, and just let the laughs follow along. A good, quick read, too.

I always recommend his second book (DOUBLE WHAMMY) as the first Hiaasen book to read, then his follow-up, SKIN TIGHT. But this should be the winner and use these three as a judge for all others.

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Canalla
Jul 22, 2016

I can hardly believe this novel only got 3 and a half stars! I've read most of his, and this is pretty much my favorite. Any story in which the steroid-junky antagonist gets butt-raped to death by a bottle-nosed dolphin deserves ten stars in my book. God bless you, Carl Hiaasen! God bless ya!

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gabby_routhier
Jan 27, 2011

I laughed from cover to cover. Hiaasen has a knack for comedy.

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