Friday, March 04, 2005

Book Recommendation - Skin Tight

After enjoying Hiaasen's "Skinny Dip", I decided to try another of his novels, this time "Skin Tight".

Released in 1989, this is a much earlier work, also featuring Stranahan, the main protagonist of "Skinny Dip". We learn a lot more about why he is the way he is, and meet the other characters who make up the rich and weird citizens of South Florida.

"Skin Tight" tackles the plastic surgery industry and the vanity and greed of those involved, including corrupt cops, politicians, and actors. The book is a good detective thriller in its own right, with a hard edge. Add Hiaasen's layer of the bizarre and farcical, and you get a very enjoyable read. The fact that the book is still in print attests to its enduring appeal.

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