Lucky You

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Pan, May 1, 1999 - Florida - 486 pages
14 Reviews

Saturday afternoon in Grange, Florida.

Virtually unnoticed, JoLayne Lucks stops by the Grab'n'Go to play the same numbers she's played every week for five years.

17-19-22-24-27-30. Each lotto number marking the age she dumped a tiresome lover.

She doesn't know it yet, but the discarded men in JoLayne's life have finally amounted to something.

28 million dollars and whole swamp full of trouble...

'Barrels along with the crazy logic of a Tarantino movie ... the funniest, most unputdownable read to have come my way in years' Daily Mail

'Peppered with some of the funniest one-liners and situations Hiaasen has ever devised' Daily Telegraph

'Crime fiction at its most entertaining' Mail on Sunday

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Review: Lucky You

User Review  - Mark Farley - Goodreads

This is the first of Hiaasen's books I have read since re-discovering him via a second hand bookstore and am really enjoying him. As I finished it, I had to go to the library and get Skin Tight ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joel Allen - Goodreads

A light read & kind of weak in the humor department. An early work for Hiaasen, it diametrically opposes his usual style, replacing laugh out loud humor with moralistic lessons sandwiched by extreme ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Carl Hiaasen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 12, 1953. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1974. He has been a reporter and columnist for the Miami Herald since 1976, and is known for exposing scandal and corruption throughout southern Florida. He has received numerous state and national honors for his journalism and commentary including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. His work has also appeared in numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Time, Life, Esquire and Gourmet. His best-selling novels include Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Stormy Weather, Lucky You, Sick Puppy, Basket Case, and Nature Girl. His 1993 novel, Striptease, was adapted as a film in 1996 starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. He also writes children's books including Hoot, which was awarded a Newbery Honor; Flush; and Scat. Hoot was adapted into a film in 2006. His non-fiction works include Team Rodent; The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport; and two collections of his newspaper columns entitled Kick Ass and Paradise Screwed. In 2013 his titles Chomp and Bad Monkey made The New York Times bestseller list. In 2014, his non-fiction title Dance of the Reptiles made it to the New York Times bestseller list.

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