Friday, August 27, 2010

22. STAR ISLAND - Carl Hiaasen


Cherry Pye is Hiaasen's latest in a long list of crazy characters. Cherry, formerly Cheryl Bunterman, will remind readers of Britney Spears or Miley Cyrus: spoiled, slutty rock princess. So, being such a hot commodity, is there any wonder that she has a double to cover for her?

No, but Cherry doesn't know (she's too out of it). When her double, Ann, decides to take a vacay and ends up in the Florida swamps with Skink (yes, fans, he is back) and then kidnapped by a raging lunatic-paparazzo, Cherry's mom, manager, and publicists only care enough to keep a lid on the incidents.

As with all of his books, Carl Hiassen is over-the-top in his writing with descriptions that make you cringe or laugh. This look at pop culture is a wicked-fast read.

4.0 out of 5.0 Pop the Cherries.

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