[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 29 November 2007]
It seems like Carl Hiaasen really doesn’t want people to visit Florida.
Populated by, among others, the world’s worst salesman, a mother who’s literally off her meds, a tormented half-Seminole, and a completely psychotic stalker, and taking place against the backdrop of bug-infested wilderness, Nature Girl leaves you with a distinct feeling that Florida is one place to definitely stay away from.
Like Hiaasen’s other novels, Nature Girl blends a deranged plot with dark humor. It’s darker and less funny than his other novels, though, and lacks his usual verve.
It’s not a bad read, but not up to Hiaasen’s usual standard.
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