Razor girl : a novel / Carl Hiaasen.

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      Summary: "When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an innocent accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the offending car is Merry Mansfield--the eponymous Razor Girl--so named for her unique, eye-popping addition to what might be an otherwise unexciting scam. But, of course--this is Hiaasen!--the scam is only the very beginning of a situation that's going to spiral crazily out of control while gathering in some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page. There's the owner of Sedimental Journey--the company that steals sand from one beach to restore erosion on another ... Dominick "Big Noogie" Aeola, the NYC mafia capo with a taste for the pinkest of sands ... Zeto, the small-time hustler who gets electrocuted trying to charge a Tesla ... Nance Buck, native Wisconsinite who's nonetheless the star of the red neck reality TV show, "Bayou Brethren" ... a psycho who goes by the name of Blister and who's more Nance Buck than Buck could ever be ... the multimillionaire product liability lawyer who's getting dangerously--and deformingly--hooked on the very product he's litigating against ... and Andrew Yancy--formerly Detective Yancy, busted to Key West roach patrol after he beat up his then-lover's husband with a Dustbuster--who's convinced that if he can just solve one more murder on his own, he'll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to his success in this deeply ill-considered endeavor will be as surprising to him as anything else he encounters along the way--including the nine-pound Gambian pouched rats getting very used to the good life in the Keys ..."-- Provided by publisher.
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      Read by John Rubinstein.
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      HIAASEN, C.; RUBINSTEIN, J. Razor girl : a novel. Unabridged. [s. l.]: Books on Tape, 2016. ISBN 9780385392969. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573402. Acesso em: 4 jun. 2020.
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      Hiaasen C, Rubinstein J. Razor Girl : A Novel. Unabridged. Books on Tape; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573402. Accessed June 4, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hiaasen, C., & Rubinstein, J. (2016). Razor girl : a novel (Unabridged.). Books on Tape.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hiaasen, Carl, and John Rubinstein. 2016. Razor Girl : A Novel. Unabridged. Books on Tape. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573402.
    • Harvard:
      Hiaasen, C. and Rubinstein, J. (2016) Razor girl : a novel. Unabridged. Books on Tape. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573402 (Accessed: 4 June 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hiaasen, C & Rubinstein, J 2016, Razor girl : a novel, Unabridged., Books on Tape, viewed 4 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hiaasen, Carl, and John Rubinstein. Razor Girl : A Novel. Unabridged., Books on Tape, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573402.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hiaasen, Carl, and John Rubinstein. Razor Girl : A Novel. Unabridged. Books on Tape, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573402.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hiaasen C, Rubinstein J. Razor girl : a novel [Internet]. Unabridged. Books on Tape; 2016 [cited 2020 Jun 4]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573402


PW Reviews 2016 October #5

Hiaasen's woozily funny mix of Florida mayhem, murder, and mirth brings back Andrew Yancy, goofball hero of 2013's Bad Monkey, who's still trying to solve a crime high profile enough to catapult him from inspecting restaurants in Key West to his old job as detective with the Monroe County sheriff's department. The characters he meets are as wacky and wildly hilarious as on his last escapade, but this time Hiaasen's sharply satiric arrows are aimed not only at environment-destroying greed-heads but grotesques from the world of show biz. And actor Rubinstein has a grand old time providing voices for all. There are the two kidnap victims: Hollywood talent agent Lane Coolman—when he speaks, you can almost see the perspiration on his upper lip—and his gruff, mainly inebriated, loose cannon client, Buck Nance, the star of the top-rated Bayou Brethren TV show. The kidnapper, Benny the Blister, is a growling, snarling genuine redneck of the homicidal variety, who's angling for a featured role on the series. They are accompanied by an assortment of Key West denizens, Buck's fellow thespians, Lane Coolman's sleazy associates, assorted lawyers, also sleazy, and a few banana-loving giant Gambian rats. Except for the rats, who have no dialogue, Rubinstein manages to find the perfect interpretation for each. A Knopf hardcover. (Sept.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.