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Squeeze Me: A novel de Carl Hiaasen
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Squeeze Me: A novel (2020 original; edició 2020)

de Carl Hiaasen (Autor)

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Títol:Squeeze Me: A novel
Autors:Carl Hiaasen (Autor)
Informació:Knopf (2020), 352 pages
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Squeeze Me de Carl Hiaasen (2020)

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In his latest, humorous crime fiction novelist Carl Hiaasen tosses rich Palm Beach airheads, bumbling bad guys, a fatuous U.S. president and his sexually frustrated wife, the Secret Service, the Palm Beach PD, a smart aleck animal wrangler, and invasive pythons into a citrus crusher and produces, sorry to say, a less than tangy juice. The problem here is that as much fun as it is to skewer the current occupant of the oval office, something not particularly difficult to do, it seems out of place in a novel about bumbling criminals and self-absorbed multimillionaires living in the ever more ecologically disastrous Sunshine State. That said, the novel does deliver some funny bits, but if you’re expecting laugh tears, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

In the beginning, Kiki Pew, a rich septuagenarian, a member of the Potussies, a group of other rich septuagenarians who idolize the aforementioned fatuous president, wanders off drunk while attending a charity ball to combat IBS. Waiting on the golf course near a pond is a hungry python. Needless to say, the petite Kiki ends up in the creatures gut. But this is unknown when estate management calls in an animal removal specialist, Angie Armstrong. However, when certain evidence leads to a suspicion about Kiki’s fate, the estate manager tries to hide the truth by hiring a crew of incompetent criminals to spirit the dead snake from Angie’s freezer. They do an abysmal job, of course, which eventually is discovered. But not before an innocent illegal immigrant finds himself accused of murdering Kiki, and then discovers himself at the tip of the president’s vitriolic attack as the leader of a gang even more vicious than MS-13 (which, incidentally, began in Los Angeles). Fear not, as all resolves nicely in the end.

As all this transpires, much tangential action takes place, not the least of which is the first lady having an affair with a member of her Secret Service team, Angie fending off a poacher seeking revenge for feeding his hand to an alligator, Angie looking for love, and an ex-governor plotting to teach the rich set a lesson about something, perhaps the importance of ecological awareness, and the president, among other things, suffering an unfortunate burn incident on his tanning bed. Yes, you’ll find lots of oranges in the air here to keep track of. Problem is none really pack any kind of flavorful punch, not even in the end when pythons, richies, cops, the Secret Service, the old governor, and Angie have it out at the president’s estate, Casa Bellicosa.

While the novel offers up moments (who doesn’t like seeing the rich portrayed as vacuous dolts, for example), overall it feels like a bumpy airboat ride through through swampy Palm Beach. Wish it had been better. ( )
  write-review | Nov 4, 2021 |
I highly recommend the audio book version because it has an extra chapter called Exiled which is set after the Mastodon is out of the White House.
Squeeze Me is set in Palm Beach, where the Winter White House is located. POTUS (Mastodon) and FLOTUS (Mockingbird) are gearing up for the Commander’s Ball. Prior to this event, a python has devoured a wealthy socialite who was devoted to the president, and in a group called Potussies. Angie, a wildlife expert is called in to capture the python. POTUS, in his usual blustering way, holds press conferences where he flubs the details, and wrongly accuses a Hispanic man for the murder. Angie, a wildlife expert is called in to capture the python, and discovers a larger plot.
Hiaasen mocks the POTUS/FLOTUS relationship in a not so subtle way, and throws all sorts of jabs at the former guy and his train wreck of an administration. Enjoyed it! ( )
  rmarcin | Oct 24, 2021 |
My first Hiaasen was a blast, with an outstanding lead character in wildlife wrangler Angie Armstrong and then a myriad of loons and nutbags, including the barely disguised and completely disgusting Trump and Melania (more sympathy given to her than she deserves). It's well-plotted, with many strands that can be easily followed, and a satisfying ending. In between, there's misbehavior by many, including the Potussies, a fan-dame group of ultra-wealthy Palm Beach embalmed widows. The Secret Service and local PD are also portrayed as Trump haters, and there's someone pulling serious pranks at Casa Bellicosa (Mar-A-Lago) and all the local mansions that host charity balls, where every hilariously dual heir and heiress (ex: the antifreeze and real estate Cornbrights) drink and steals tchotchkes. I'd gleefully choose a Hiaasen for every plane ride from now on! ( )
  froxgirl | Sep 8, 2021 |
Snakes--did it have to be snakes?--yep, it is Florida and gigantic feral pythons roam the land consuming everything in their path. A wildlife relocation specialist becomes involved in a plot against the POTUS and much Hiaasen inimitable comment on the state of the nation and the state of his state combines into a fantastic plot. Quite entertaining
  ritaer | Jul 27, 2021 |
Typical Hiaasen...so enjoyable...but not one of his more memorable ones. A beach read. ( )
  TadAD | Jul 23, 2021 |
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