Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Bad Monkey is another in a series of crime novels set in Florida and its environs. Hiaasen is very good at writing humorous crime stories featuring corrupt and incompetent law enforcement and bumbling criminals (or henchmen).

While some have complained that Hiaasen may be drawing on the well too many times, his spare, clean writing style and dry sense of humor makes every new offering in this genre a pleasure to read. I'm both looking forward to more books in this genre as well as going back and reading novels I've missed.

I don't read much fiction that that isn't sci-fi or fantasy but Hiaasen is a writer I've sampled from time to time with great satisfaction.