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Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
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Jun 11, 2013 | ISBN 9780307272591

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“[A] comedic marvel … [Hiaasen] hasn’t written a novel this funny since Skinny Dip.… Beautifully constructed.”
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“[A] deliciously zany romp. Buckle up for the ride.”
Bad Monkey boils over with corruption and comeuppance. And yes, there’s a monkey.”
O, The Oprah Magazine
“[A] rollicking misadventure in the colorful annals of greed and corruption in South Florida…. Hiaasen has a peculiar genius for inventing grotesque creatures … that spring from the darkest impulses of the id. But he also writes great heroes.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
“This ‘Triple-F’—fierce, funny, and Floridian … enfolds corruption, greed, mayhem, and very funny social satire in the way that only Hiaasen does it.”
Reader’s Digest
“[Hiaasen is] one of America’s premier humorists.”
—Rege Behe, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“No one writes about Florida with a more wicked sense of humor than Hiaasen.”
—Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today
“The gold standard for South Florida criminal farce.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Inspired … Another marvelously entertaining Hiaasen adventure.”
Publishers Weekly
“Hiaasen is laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly entertaining.”
Booklist (starred review)

Praise for the work of Carl Hiaasen
“Carl Hiaasen isn’t just Florida’s sharpest satirist—he’s one of the few funny writers left in the whole country … I think of him as a national treasure.”
—Malcolm Jones, Newsweek
“Does anyone remember what we did for fun before Hiaasen began turning out his satirical comedies?”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Hiaasen [is] a superb national satirist … A great American writer about the great American subjects of ambition, greed, vanity and disappointment.”
Entertainment Weekly
“Hiaasen’s wasteland is as retributive as Cormac McCarthy’s, but funnier….  [His] pacing is impeccable, and the scenes follow one another like Lay’s potato chips.”
The New York Times Book Review
“Hiaasen [is] king of the screwball comedies … A truly original comic novelist … The charismatic, animated characters deliver lines that will bring tears of laughter to even the most jaundiced readers … This is top-notch storytelling by a truly original comic novelist.”
Rocky Mountain News
“Carl Hiaasen is a lot like Evelyn Waugh…. Both simmer with rage; both are consumed with the same overwhelming vision … [both] write the funniest English of this century.”
The Washington Post
“Hiaasen [is] in the company of Preston Sturges, Woody Allen, and S. J. Perelman.”
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“A big-hearted and deeply funny book … All of Carl Hiaasen’s obsessions are on full-tilt boogie.”
The Seattle Times
“Hiaasen, like Elmore Leonard, shouldn’t be missed…. Hiaasen throws his colorful characters into an increasingly frenetic mix, and the fun lies in watching how, or if, they’ll manage to extricate themselves.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Whenever it seems as if he might be running out of oxen to gore, Hiaasen comes up with fresh victims for his killing wit. [He is] Florida’s most entertainingly indignant social critic . . . Outlandish events soar on the exuberance of Hiaasen’s manic style, a canny blend of lunatic farce and savage satire.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“A whole lot ‘Survivor,’ a little bit ‘The Tempest,’ with a pinch of Laurel and Hardy … Hiaasen is always good for a number of laugh-aloud scenes and lines … His ear is pitch-perfect.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Hilarious … A lifelong resident of the Sunshine State, [Hiaasen’s] novels have always addressed the state’s ecological and social ills with scathing satire, ironic comeuppance and an ever-evolving sensibility.”
Time Out New York

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