Basket Case

by Carl Hiaasen | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 044661193x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Breeze144 of Ajax, Ontario Canada on 10/18/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Picked this up at the UBS.

Journal Entry 2 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 21, 2006
Although this book is similar to other Hiaasen books I've read, this one wasn't as good...

At first I just wasn't all that 'into' it and was more interested in the other book I was reading. Then I got to thinking that maybe the story was too odd for me - a news reporter without any personal connection/relevance to a bunch of band members who were being killed off....I don't know. I expected Jack to fall for Janet; maybe that would have made it more plausible? Anyway, in the end I have to say not bad, but not great.

I'll be passing this along to a friend for her birthday very soon!

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Thursday, November 09, 2006
Hiaasen sure has interesting covers on his books. They're always bright with a half naked chick on the front lol

Breeze gave this to me for my birthday - wishlist book! Thanks so much Bree! :)

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 12, 2017
Jack Tagger is obsessed with death. As an obit writer at the local newspaper, he knows which celebrities have died at a certain age and wonders if he can outlive them. Jack didn't always work on obits. He was relegated to that desk when he told the new newspaper owners that they were killing the paper for profits.

Jack learns that the lead singer of a band he liked back in the day, the Slut Puppies, has passed away Jack sets out to write the obit. He contacts the widow and the sister and gets two completely different stories. Printing what he can for his deadline, Jack knows this isn't the end of his story. Something is off. Investigating further, he finds that the singer never had an autopsy. Was he murdered?

Jack is a pretty interesting character to be leading a mystery novel. He is self deprecating and pretty down to earth, which is the opposite of most cops that solve mysteries. It was a nice change of pace for a mystery. The romantic interest was a little awkward and off putting but other than that a pretty good novel.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 04, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (5/4/2018 UTC) at Toronto, Ontario Canada

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