Naked Came the Manatee
Dave Barry, Edna Buchanan, Elmore Leonard, James W. Hall, Brian Antoni, Paul Levine, Carolina Hospital
Fawcett Columbine, 1998 - Fiction - 201 pages
In South Florida, everyone wants to get a head. But not just any head. A very famous human head--severed and snugged away in a cryonic container. A head that could spark a revolution and change the course of history.
Everybody wants a piece of the noggin: rotund gangster Big Joey G., a 102-year-old environmentalist, hard-boiled Miami reporter Britt Montero, lawyer Jake Lassiter, and a would-be dictator in exile--with ex-president Jimmy Carter and a lovable manatee named Booger thrown in for good measure.
With bodies piling up it's anybody's guess what will happen from one chapter to the next, as an all-star line-up of Florida's finest writers take turns at taking this outrageously original novel to the limit--and beyond.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
An interesting experiment. As usual, Carl Hiaasen was the best. Not a great read, but light summer stuff. I particularly liked Hiaasen's dehumanizing and desentimentalizing the manatee. It was as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - moosenoose - LibraryThing
The unusual name, cover and the fact that this was on the New York Times Bestseller list attracted me to this book. This is meant to be a comedy written by 13 of Florida’s ‘finest writers’ but I just ... Read full review