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Razor Girl: A novel - Carl Hiaasen


Razor Girl like all of Hiaasen's novels is full of eccentric characters and crazy animals, all creating mayhem in a Florida you never see in Disney World.


Characters such as Buck Nance. An accordian-player from Wisconsin who along with his brothers has been given a totally fake Hollywood back-story and is now living on a film set and starring in a redneck TV reality show called Bayou Brethren. It's like Duck Dynasty, but with chickens.



Along with Buck, there is Dominick "Big Noogie" Aeola, a Mafia don from New York City who's getting rather partial to the warm Florida weather. Then there's slimy Brock Richardson, the Miami product liability lawyer who wants to build a McMansion which will spoil the view from ex-detective Andrew Yancy's yard. (The reason for the ex- is thanks to an incident involving his former lover's husband and a dustbuster).


As with all of Hiaasen's books, there is an important message in the humour. Concern for the Floridian ecosystem and wildlife is always a major theme. And, as the owner of Sedimental Journeys find out, stealing sand from one beach to restore the erosion on another is not the answer.


And do not Google Gambian pouched rats. You'll have nightmare.