Carl Hiaasen – Native Tongue

I haven’t finished reading Native Tongue – for the third or fourth time – but since it’s too hot to do anything else, I’ll blog about it anyway. Carl Hiaasen’s fourth novel, released in 1991, is set in the oppressive heat of Florida. It deals with theme parks, but doesn’t exactly work as a Disney advert. As former investigative journalist Hiaasen said, “The Sunshine State is a paradise of scandals teeming with drifters, deadbeats, and misfits drawn here by some dark primordial calling like demented trout. And you’d be surprised how many of them decide to run for public office.”

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