Strip Tease

by Carl Hiaasen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679419810 Global Overview for this book
Registered by noumena12 of Dayton, Ohio USA on 3/30/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Goodwill purchase

Congressman David Dilbeck has a bad problem. "I should never," he says, "be around naked women." But he just can't stay away. And late one night, at a gaudy Fort Lauderdale strip joint, Dilbeck loses control. He leaps onto the stage with the performers and proceeds to demonstrate his affections in a most unconventional way. The congressman barely escapes the scene, but not before being recognized by an odd little customer known as Mr. Peepers - an unlikely blackmailer, but (it turns out) a cunning one. To save himself from an election-year sex scandal, David Dilbeck desperately turns to Malcolm "Moldy" Moldowsky, a devious and cold-blooded political fixer. It is Moldy's mission to protect the congressman's reputation, shaky as it might be, and soon the stakes are murderously high. Meanwhile, the lust-struck Dilbeck secretly pursues the current woman of his dreams, a formidable nude dancer named Erin Grant. She has her own special plans for the wayward politician. The chase leads from the staid corridors of Congress to the sweltering cane fields of Lake Okeechobee, from a topless wrestling pit to a sunken Guatemalan banana boat. It's a manically inventive and suspenseful tale that resonates with the furious intelligence, merciless characterization and savage good humor that we've come to expect from Carl Hiaasen. "He is so good," says Donald Westlake, "he ought to be illegal." In Strip Tease, Hiaasen is better than ever.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 21, 2007
received as a RABCK from Nou at the Charleston Convention

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 09, 2010
Erin Grant has had to resort to stripping to make some money in order to get custody of her daughter. Her ex's job is stealing wheelchairs but the criminal is a snitch and therefore his criminal activities are hidden from family court and he gets custody.

During one of Erin's performances a groom-to-be gets carried away and Dilbeck, a congressman starts pummeling him with a champagne bottle. Mr. Peepers takes pictures of the whole event and assures Erin he can put pressure on Dilbeck to put pressure on the family court judge. Dilbeck involves Malcolm "Moldy" Moldowsky, the fixer. The end result is a dead Mr. Peepers.

The mystery continues collecting dead bodies and involving the lovable bouncer of the strip club trying to score a lot of money on a fraudent lawsuit.

Hiaasen writes a witty and funny mystery. I loved it

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Reading now and enjoying so far!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 07, 2010
Erin dances at a strip club to pay her lawyer bills. She's in the middle of a custody battle with her ex for her daughter. Making friends with the other dancers and the bouncer makes Erin's job slightly more enjoyable, until a US congressman comes in for a dance and begins beating a bachelor over the head with a champagne bottle.

Recognizing the congressman to be David Dilbreck, three people try to blackmail him in exchange for their silence. All turn up dead. Dilbreck is oblivious to these problems though, as he has fallen in love with Erin and wants her to dance for him. A bunch of different characters are involved in the fiasco, each bringing their own crazy problems to the novel.

This was a fun book to read and I'm surprised it's taken me this long to read a Hiaasen book. The quirky characters made me chuckle and wonder how they got themselves into the situation and how they were going to get out of it. For all of the character build up, however, I felt let down by the ending. While everything was resolved, I felt like it wasn't what the characters deserved.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 18, 2010
mailed to Canadateagirl for a trade

Journal Entry 7 by Canadateagirl from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Recieved this in the mail today, thank you!! :) :)

Journal Entry 8 by Canadateagirl at Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, March 27, 2011
Read this book this week. Typical Hiaassen fun! :) Thanks again for sending it. I have plans to take it to a bookcrossing zone here in a train station stop that is also the tourist center. Lots of people from all over there, it is bound to find a new home :)

Journal Entry 9 by Canadateagirl at OBCZ Tourism PG in Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, April 07, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (4/7/2011 UTC) at OBCZ Tourism PG in Prince George, British Columbia Canada


Released this book this afternoon on the OBCZ book shelf in the via rail tourism centre. I hope it finds a good home! :)

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