Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ten of the strangest novels set in Florida

Jeff Somers is the author of the Avery Cates series, The Ustari Cycle, Lifers, and Chum (among many other books) and numerous short stories.

At the B&N Reads blog he tagged the ten strangest novels set in Florida, including:
Razor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen

Hiaasen is the Jester King of Florida novels. He has unleashed a demented string of stories as hilarious as their characters are downright strange. Razor Girl is one of the most anticipated novels of the year for good reason: namely, its characters. The rogues gallery is impressive, from Razor Girl herself, who subsists off of automobile crash scams; to con artist Trebeaux, continuously moving sand from one eroded beach to another; to the Wisconsin accordion player pretending to be a Florida redneck for a reality TV show; and an attorney addicted to—and being disfigured by—an erectile dysfunction medicine he’s litigating against. And that isn’t even the half of it, as once again, Hiaasen effortlessly captures the weirdness of the most magical place on Earth.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue