Star Island Star Island
Skink Series

Star Island

A novel

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Publisher Description

A hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane from “Florida’s most entertainingly indignant social critic” (The New York Times Book Review) and the national bestselling author of Squeeze Me.

Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (née Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen—and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.

Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed”—meaning wasted—to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers (über–stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker–wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public—and from Cherry herself.

The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink—the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp—and now he’s heading for Miami to find her . . .

Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry’s motley posse does?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
July 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
528
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.6
MB

Customer Reviews

DenverTwin ,

Great Book

Hard to put down!

MarshaW ,

Loved this read!

I have read, and in some cases, re-read every Carl Hiaasen book and as usual, this one really delivers! His characters are always so colorful, the story so great and the humor always there. I'm already anxious to know when his next book will be coming out!!

yarnbug ,

Mediocre

A quick read. I have enjoyed his other books. However, he rehashes the chemo character and adds a new one named Skink who will undoubtedly show up in a future book. I found this book formulary with a disappointing ending.

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