Razor Girl - Carl Hiaasen

Razor Girl

By Carl Hiaasen

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 468 Ratings

Description

The new full-tilt, unstoppably hilarious and entertaining novel from the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Bad Monkey

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 more 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Not his best work

    3
    By tonybullock
    Yancy, like the author, succeeds in spite of himself: does in the (hapless) bad guy and wins the girl (a consolation prize). You get the impression that Hiassen is just stringing thoughts together randomly. Occasional humor as Yancy blunders through the plot but no suspense or drama to speak of; unfortunate for the reader, considering the entertainment to be enjoyed in the author's earlier works.
  • Didn't disappoint

    5
    By MedStar14
    I'm a long time Hiaasen fan and this book didn't disappoint. If you are looking for serious literature go elsewhere. If you are looking for a bizarre romp with well developed and crazy characters in a great location with constant, clever pokes at everyday life this is for you. I don't know where he comes up with this stuff but I hope there is another in the works.
  • Deus Ex Machina

    5
    By MNnm2
    In a mystery/comedy. Never quite know what is going to happen next. Highly recommended.
  • Razor Girl

    4
    By Gemofaguy
    Why oh why with the untold number of editors and proofreaders available to this publisher is the misuse of karat, a reference to the degree of fitness of purity for gold, used for the reference to weight of a gemstone; specifically the diamond in this book? It was and is a heinous oversight. Only in the U.K. is carat used interchangeably weight weight and purity.
  • Another Hiaasen Winner

    5
    By TD's music
    Even if you don't like South Florida you've got to enjoy this author's tales. The characters are colorful and the action engaging. Hiaasen is consistently entertaining. This is one of his best.
  • Not his best work

    3
    By jckaram
    I have been reading his books for a long time and look forward to new releases, this one was not his best.
  • No

    2
    By Ddsssaop
    Him Hiaasen is a very talented humor writer but he has chosen subjects for this book that simply are not funny. Extortion, murder, terrorism, kidnapping, mafia, assault, racism, bigotry. These aren't funny. He is reaching, and sold his integrity for money. A shame really and a waste of my time and money
  • In a word; boring.

    2
    By Longhorn5555
    Droll, boring, and tries way too hard.
  • Not his best

    2
    By Justaskbernice
    If you have never any of his books, don't start with this one. It will leave you saying "meh" and you will never read any of his older books. If you really love his books, don't read this one. It will disappoint.
  • Razor girl

    5
    By Julesarose
    Must read. Stop wasting time. The best storytelling. Just get it, read it, and feel great.