Razor Girl

Razor Girl The new full tilt razor sharp unstoppably hilarious and entertaining novel from the best selling author of Bad Monkey Star Island Nature Girl et al When Lane Coolman s car is bashed from behind o

  • Title: Razor Girl
  • Author: Carl Hiaasen
  • ISBN: 9780385349741
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The new full tilt, razor sharp, unstoppably hilarious and entertaining novel from the best selling author of Bad Monkey, Star Island, Nature Girl, et al.When Lane Coolman s car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but this is Hiaasen Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield the eponymousThe new full tilt, razor sharp, unstoppably hilarious and entertaining novel from the best selling author of Bad Monkey, Star Island, Nature Girl, et al.When Lane Coolman s car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but this is Hiaasen Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield the eponymous Razor Girl and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page There s Trebeaux, the owner of Sedimental Journeys a company that steals sand from one beach to restore erosion on another Dominick Big Noogie Aeola, a NYC mafia capo with a taste for tropic wear Buck Nance, a Wisconsin accordionist who has rebranded himself as the star of a redneck reality show called Bayou Brethren a street psycho known as Blister who s Buck Nance than Buck could ever be Brock Richardson, a Miami product liability lawyer who s getting dangerously and deformingly hooked on the very E.D product he s litigating against and Andrew Yancy formerly Detective Yancy, busted down to the Key West roach patrol after accosting his then lover s husband with a Dust Buster Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high profile murder, he ll get his detective badge back That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy s future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way including the giant Gambian rats that are livening up his restaurant inspections.

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    1. Carl Hiaasen has penned a smart, hugely entertaining, and hilariously comic satire located on the Florida Keys. I wish I could say that the crazy and lunatic web of storylines were all the product of Hiaasen's febrile imagination, but no, they have a basis in truth and Florida tabloid headlines. So be prepared for the disturbing, deranged, delinquent and delicious depiction of the Sunshine State. The eponymous Razor Girl is the quirky scam artist, Merry Mansfield, who has the MO of purposefully [...]

    2. Though I've read all Carl Hiaassen's books, this was not one of my favorites. Felt as though there was more unnecessary filler than usual. This seemed to slow the flow down somewhat. That being said, it was still lot's of fun and an easy read. As always, the action and story were original and a great ride. I love the fun and silliness of these books. Always good to lighten my mood and give me a few laugh out loud moments. Looking forward to the next one.

    3. I have not read any of Carl Hiaasen novels for a long time and honestly I don't know why I stopped. His quirky characters and sense of humour make for good reading.This starts with Merry, a girl who is paid for accidentally rear ending cars while tending to her lady garden.I really enjoyed this novel and I definitely won't leave it so long this time before I picked up another.I would like to thank Net Galley, Little Brown Book Group UK and the author Carl Hiaasen for my ARC in exchange for an ho [...]

    4. a casual reader may suspect that Carl hiaasen has lost some of his wit after penning so many novels. well with this latest book he hit readers with a fresh hurricane of humour. ex-cop turned food safety inspector makes a welcome return in these pages. he is joined by Mr. hiassen's trademark of colourful characters and there were several times I chuckled out loud reading about their antics. imo what brings life to his characters are their odd quirks Mr. hiassen imbues them with writing them witho [...]

    5. Now if you've haven't picked up a Carl Hiaasen book, you need to! His brand of humorous storytelling, quirky characters, and loosely-based-on-a-true-story concept is just too bizarre and surreal to even fathom the nuttiness of his novels. Once again in his latest Razor Girl, Hiaasen proves he still got it when it comes to combining elements of mystery, adventure, and comedy wrapped into a neat bundle of crazy kookiness that can only happen within the Florida Everglades.I was lucky to receive thi [...]

    6. 3, maybe 3.5 stars. Another zany adventure by Carl Hiaasen, not to be missed by his fans, with his usual hearty mix of miscreants. I liked Merry Mansfield (Razor Girl) very much, whose scam is rear ending cars while using a straight razor in her nether regions. She is quite a character, but good hearted, taking pity on Andrew Yancy and his continuing misfortunes in employment and relationships. Hiaasen does his usual job of creating comedy around "current" societal issues: reality TV, overdevelo [...]

    7. The longer I live in South Florida, the less Hiaasen reads like fiction. I love spending time in his crazy universe - and then I look up and realize that I'm LIVING in his crazy universe. This shit is real.I sleep better at night knowing that as Hiaasen is running around the country on tour for this book, he is undoubtedly scribbling notes for his next book, which is sure to include hilarity about Zika and sea-level rise. I can't wait. Then again - I don't have to. I can just watch the local new [...]

    8. A lot of kids read kids books by a popular author, then try to move on to his/her adult works.So listen up, you parents whose kids love Flush,Hoot, and other great kids books by Hiaasen: I know that your kids are doubtlessly very bright and (winces) "advanced" readers, and you like to push them along.But unless you want them reading books that start off with a man having a car accident involving a woman who apparently was distracted because she was shaving an intimate part of her body while driv [...]

    9. Waite "wet wolverine"? What the Soooo…a reality TV star walks into a local pub & proceeds to crack jokes about the LGBTQ community & motorcycle clubs, unaware he’s in a gay biker bar. What could possibly go wrong? If you’ve read Hiaasen before you know what will follow…hilarity, utter mayhem & a cast of loons running amok somewhere in Florida. Oh, and Gambian pouch rats just slightly smaller than a volkswagon. Let’s see. There’s the eponymous Merry, a young woman who ea [...]

    10. My only problem with Hiaasen is that he doesn't publish enough. However, I recognize that to write a well and crazy as he does take time and a certain weirdness that may have to wait its turn. Meet Merry Mansfield, the Razor Girl. You have to read the book to know why she has that name. How can Hiaasen create such bizarre characters, make you love them and wonder why. Couple that with folks right out of Duck Dynastyd then you rememberis is Florida. I read my first Carl Hiaasen just before spendi [...]

    11. Welcome back Yancy, first encountered in Hiaasen's Bad Monkey a few years ago -- unusual for Hiaasen since he usually writes standalones. Yancy still hasn't gotten his badge back, is still on roach patrol duty, and still loving his sunset views from his deck, finding ways of preventing any construction on the adjacent lot. Laugh out loud funny with reality tv stars (think Duck Dynasty), gorgeous smart women, and hijinx. The only thing wrong with reading his books so fast is that now I know I wil [...]

    12. (2). I really don't know why, but Hiaasen's schtick just didn't go down that well in this one. Yes, there is plenty of the funny, over the top stuff but somehow it doesn't dominate they way it usually does. A couple of good side stories, some great minor characters but something is missing here. But with a long time favorite author, I will certainly look forward to giving him many second chances.

    13. Synopsis/blurbKey West is a small place, but there are criminal secrets buried everywhere . . .When jumped-up reality TV star Buck Nance aggravates the crowd in a Key West bar, he incites a riot and vanishes in the melee. His hapless agent Lane Coolman should have been by Buck's side, but has been accidentally taken hostage by two petty criminals who now think they can turn a quick profit by ransoming an LA talent agent.As the search for Buck continues, the mystery draws in a broad cast of chara [...]

    14. I used to read all of Carl Hiaasen’s novels in the 1980s. For some reason I stopped reading them in the late 1990s, an occasional foray aside, despite always having always enjoyed his work. When 'Razor Girl' came up as an Audible deal of the day I was “in like Flynn”. All the familiar ingredients were present and correct: a rich vein of dark humour, hapless and egotistical men, clever women, and some cynical comments on the local politics of Florida. All held together by the travails of th [...]

    15. While Mr. Hiaasen has some funny moments here, there's too much negativity to overcome it all. 6 of 10 stars

    16. A humorous and irreverent read chock full of quirky characters inhabiting colorful Key West. It would've been a four star read but, rather like over zealous guests, it started to wear out its welcome by the end.

    17. Typically incisive Hiassen satire, with the usual cast of colorful characters. So what's not to love?Simply put, Hiassen's weak point is writing female charactersr the most part, their main role seem to be to give the male characters someone to sleep with. In this book, we have:- The title character, a Manic Pixie Dream Girl who's hot for the protagonist- Deb, the fiancée of Yancy's nemesis, also ready to hop in bed with the protagonist- Rachel, a slutty ex-wife- Juveline, a slutty mod girlfrie [...]

    18. I adore Hiaasen. His novels are divine, and his characters brilliant. But this new novel, Razor Girl, was somewhat boring. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed seeing Andrew Yancy back, and his "rollicking adventures", but it just didn't seem as good as any of his earlier novels, for some reason. I had a bit of a disconnect going on, and I'm not sure why. I will think about it for a few days. And if I figure it out, maybe I may come back and make an update.Meanwhile, if you love Hiaasen also, you might [...]

    19. In Razor Girl, Carl Hiaasen is back once again with fast fun brain-candy. This book is a mixture of sarcasm, jabs at redneck reality tv and the LA “talent” that supplies it, and dumber than dumb criminals. With a few caveats, I enjoyed it immensely.Andrew Yancey, disgraced Key West police detective turned food inspector, is back. His troubles begin when he surprises a woman searching the empty lot next to his for her missing $250,000 diamond engagement ring. This new trouble is déjà vu—y [...]

    20. Delightful romp! Fun fun fun! Very enjoyable. Laugh out loud. Great audio too: multiple characters come to life.

    21. Even though this high adventure, romp through the Keys took me almost two weeks.I enjoyed the ride. Hiaasen invents the most imaginative characters and intertwines them creating chaos like I've never read before! Perfect summer read.

    22. There were many inter-twined plots going on in this story, which at times made it difficult to remember which characters went with which plot. As for "Florida" stories, I think I stick with Serge A Storms (Tim Dorsey) -- at least I get some laugh out loud moments with those books. Just an OK read for me . . . 4 out of 10.

    23. My USA Today review:For sheer joyful fertility of invention, the American writer closest to Charles Dickens might be Carl Hiaasen, Florida’s resident master of the sunburnt caper. Neither can help himself: running through a boring police log specifically to show that it’s boring, Hiaasen nevertheless pauses to note of a domestic dispute, “the husband was struck with a bag of frozen snapper chum,” a throwaway line better than anything in “Inherent Vice.” The rest of the Hiaasen experi [...]

    24. To Be Published by Alfred A. Knopf on 6 September 2016There comes a time, when you are reading Carl Hiassen, that you just give up thinking and go with the flow. This is a silly book, but it is also a book for silly times. Hiassen, as always, takes on the rich the famous, the real estate scamsters, low-life criminals, sexy opportunists, and the wildlife (two-and four-legged) that lives in Southern Florida. Is this Hiassen's best book? Not by a long shot. Did I laugh? Uncontrollably. I will not g [...]

    25. Carl Hiassen hit it out of the park with this one, the twentieth of his novels for adults. Razor Girl is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. I could hardly stop laughing.Imagine this: a beautiful young redheaded woman crashes into the back of a luxurious rental car driven by a high-flying Hollywood talent agent. The agent, Lane Coolman, has distinguished himself by assembling the cast of a spectacularly successful reality TV show that bears a suspicious resemblance to Duck Dyna [...]

    26. Against my better judgment I read most of this book, though skimming much of the more unsavory material whenever possible. Maybe this was like plugging your nose in order to swallow something others are encouraging you to try but you just know it is not going down without help.If the star system is based on simply whether I liked the book I would give it one star.The trouble is, Carl Hiaasen does know how to write. I have to give it 3 stars because it is hilarious, it is outrageous, but it defin [...]

    27. I had the occasion recently to visit Florida for the first time. It's a beautiful place different from other places I have visited. And VERY humid! Anyway, I wanted to commemorate my visit by reading a Carl Hiaasen book. For those who haven't read this author, most all his stories are set in Florida.Razor Girl is a crude but hilariously fun read. Andrew Yancy is the central character in a crazy cast of zany characters. Yancy, once was a detective for the sheriff's department, is now a health ins [...]

    28. Hiaasen’s novel is ripe with wild, quirky characters (as usual): Buck Nance, Wisconsin accordion player turned reality show star, patriarch of his brothers and their rooster clan on Bayou Brethren (known as Captain Cock); Mafioso Big Noogie with his “stupid” dog John whom he disguises as a service dog so he can follow him anywhere; Merry, the Razor Girl, who drives while shaving her…um, well…her (CENSORED!)…let’s just say who drives while shaving and crashes into the rear ends of c [...]

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