Basket Case

Front Cover
Alfred A. Knopf, 2002 - Fiction - 317 pages
48 Reviews
"Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff." Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba "accident," might be the stiff of Jack's dreams - if only he can figure out what happened." "Standing in the way are (among others) his ambitious young editor, who hasn't yet fired anyone but plans to "break her cherry" on Jack; the rock star's pop-singer widow, who's using the occasion of her husband's death to re-launch her own career; and the soulless, profit-hungry owner of the newspaper, whom Jack once publicly humiliated at a stockholders' meeting." "With clues from the dead rock singer's music, Jack ultimately unravels Jimmy Stoma's strange fate - in a hilariously hard-won triumph for muckraking journalism, and for the death-obsessed obituary writer himself." ""Always be halfway prepared" is Jack Tagger's motto - and it's more than enough to guarantee a wickedly funny, brilliantly entertaining novel from Carl Hiaasen."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
23
3 stars
12
2 stars
5
1 star
0

He wraps the secondary plot nicely as well. - LibraryThing
He is a wonderfully entertaining and funny writer. - LibraryThing
Hiaasen has many plot twists and turns. - LibraryThing

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Generally satisfying read, but definitely not one of his best. Not nearly the edge he usually has (except his bad guy's demise was up to standard). The romance seemed a little lame for Hiaasen. Generally OK, though. Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Kul bok men måste alltid män bli älskade av 20 år yngre kvinnor?

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
33
Copyright

22 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2002)

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of eight previous novels, including Sick Puppy, Lucky You, and Stormy Weather. He also writes a twice-weekly metropolitan column for the Miami Herald.

Bibliographic information