Monday, March 31, 2008
Chaz Perrone throws his wife, Joey over the side of a cruise ship because he assumed that she had figured out his multi-million dollar scam of fixing phosphorous readings in the Florida Everglades. Joey survives the fall into the ocean and is rescued by a retired cop who helps her seek revenge on her conniving husband. In a thriller that explores the slow killing of Everglades Hiaasen introduces a cast of unforgettable characters.
Skinny Dip was my first time reading a novel by Carl Hiaasen, and I must say that it definitely won't be my last. I loved Hiaasen's humour and use of irony through out the book. His characters are so vivid and honest it is hard not to enjoy even the most moral-lacking villain.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
For me anyway, I have been toying with the idea of blogging for awhile now. I keep an ongoing list of books I read and thought that maybe I would like to extend that to a blog. Then I became a first time mom and there were so many experiences, adventures and insecurities that I wanted to share. My next big idea came from returning to work with an infant, who is now a fun toddler, and having adventures and stresses to share. So, here I am not really sure in which direction this blog will go, but can almost guarantee that books and my life will come together in some way in this little corner of cyberspace!