Star Island

Star Island

eBook - 2010
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Ann DeLuisa, body double for drug-addled pop star Cherry Pye, is kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo, and Cherry's entourage must rescue her while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry's public--and from Cherry herself.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307594389
0307594386
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (337 p.)

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newinpdx
Aug 25, 2015

Hilarious, convoluted and impeccably dry. In other words, pure Hiassen. Get it on CD because the reader is fantastic with voices and inflection.

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loudem
Sep 21, 2013

Another good story with the most weird characters.Pure Miami, pure Hiaasen.

ChristchurchLib Sep 09, 2013

"In this classic Carl Hiaasen novel ("demented, hilarious, and utterly over the top" (Booklist)), Ann DeLusia, the body double for frequently drug-addled pop star Cherry Pye, has been kidnapped by an obsessed (and, obviously, convinced) paparazzo. Now, Cherry's entourage (a mixed bag, to be sure) has to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret not only from Cherry's adoring public, but also from Cherry herself. There's not much to like about any of the characters in Star Island, but the creatively wacky plot is sure to entertain readers who enjoy poking fun at celebrity stardom." September 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=674857

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jmdeinken
Mar 03, 2013

There were a couple very colorful characters that I totally enjoyed. Good story that made me want to pick up the book and read more!! I need to explore some other stories by this author, hopefully some with the colorful characters that really made Star Island a fun read!! 7 out of 10 for me.

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nitetraino
Jul 24, 2012

This is a great novel of intrigue, humor, superb writing all mixed with suspense. One of the best novels of 2010 earns, 10 of 10 stars

FRANCYNE PELCHAR Jun 08, 2012

not as funny as Lucky You, but still a fun, casual novel.

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GuyN
Aug 18, 2011

People tell me that Hiassen is funny, but for me only a little. In this book virtually all of his characters in the sordid world of papparazzi, teen music stars, promoters, and bodyguards are lurid, grotesque, unpleasant, and exagerrated. Perhaps that is humorous, but it would help to have a few realistic characters to balance the mix. If the teen girl sensation's (fading into drugs and sex addiction like Britney and others) double is supposed to provide that, she is so bland and without a point of view that I can't root for her either. Maybe for Hiassen fans this raunchy romp will be a laugh a chapter or perhaps this could scare a teen sensation wannabe straight. Otherwise preserve yourself.

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kmarchin
Aug 01, 2011

Funny story, scintillating characters, sad but scathingly real interpretation of American pop culture.

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beverlymccool
Apr 20, 2011

As someone that LOVES Carl Hiassen, Star Island did not disappoint me. What was fantastic was a few characters from other books also made appearances. If you like books with ironic humour, witty writing, and always some drama and suspense, give this book, or any Carl Hiassen fiction a try.

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ohialehuadef
Jan 30, 2011

I've been reading Hiaasen for years - generally love his books. Guilty pleasure, especially if you're a closet eco-terrorist.

You meet up with some old characters in this one - but in general, it just didn't have the same feel - could be the subject matter.

Check out Hiaasen's older books - you won't be disappointed!

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