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Squeeze Me - Carl Hiaasen

Squeeze Me

By Carl Hiaasen

  • Release Date: 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 968 Ratings

Description

A New York Times Bestseller

"If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy. In its themes and its wild imagination, Squeeze Me offers some familiar pleasures, akin to a Greatest Hits collection. Anyone who's read him will know what a prime recommendation that is . . . Angie is a tonic, as Hiaasen's heroines tend to be." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

From the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious new novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida's gold coast.


It's the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season: for every disease or cause, there's a reason for the local luminaries to eat (minimally), drink (maximally), and be seen. But when a prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank gala, and is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. Kiki Pew was notable not just for her wealth and her jewels--she was an ardent fan of the Winter White House resident just down the road, and a founding member of the POTUSSIES, a group of women dedicated to supporting their President. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, the President immediately declares that Kiki was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth.

The truth might just lie in the middle of the highway, where a bizarre discovery brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt (followed by some grinding between the First Lady and a love-struck Secret Service agent). Enter Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, who arrives at her own conclusions after she is summoned to the posh island to deal with a mysterious and impolite influx of huge, hungry pythons . . .

Carl Hiaasen can brighten even the darkest of days and Squeeze Me is pure, unadulterated Hiaasen. Irreverent, ingenious, and highly entertaining, Squeeze Me perfectly captures the absurdity of our times.

Reviews

  • A Fun Romp

    5
    By NettyCLT
    Typical Hiaasen, which is what makes it so much fun. Quite topical too.
  • Squeeze Me

    5
    By Emmett48
    I never laughed out loud reading a book! It was just what I needed and Hiaasen captured the sould of the Trump family perfectly in this comic joyride. He loves to play with people of enormous wealth and this book doesn’t disappoint. If you. are a Trump lover, don’t even try to read this book, though. You will be offended. Read it if you want to spend a few days laughing and enjoying just being alive in these crazy times.
  • Squeeze me

    5
    By Donna Susan
    A satire with the truth not far beneath it’s text. I loved it!
  • Stellar!

    5
    By Diane's potatoes and hash
    Classic Hiassen - timely
  • Squeeze me

    4
    By jeeem nawwiss
    Well I think the right wing at least reads but they confirm to me that they have no sense of humor. I mean geez a billionaire (so called) who has the worst hair , orange pekoe?, on the planet. Ouch and he’s not to be ridiculed? The author, though, has always made me laugh with his pointed amusement with conservatives and land developers who have raped Florida . I went to college there and what I saw occur between 1970 and 1974 was a total farce and disgusting as to land use. So hiassen jokes about it? I love his satire and overall humor. Some of his people and scenarios make you laugh hysterically and out loud no matter where you are. I love all his books as they also are decent mysteries that have seemingly drug induced scenarios. I can’t wait for his next one. Keep em coming, Carl , I love how you piss the right off. They deserve every bit of it. I mean Mitch McConnell ? You can joke all day about that fk!
  • Squeeze me

    1
    By tony el bravo
    Hiaasen used to be funny. His political self took the better of him in this terrible, predictable book. Unfortunately it will be my last encounter with Skink.
  • Squeeze Me

    5
    By Madweaver
    Terrific and witty satire of current events! Highly recommended
  • Absolutely trash

    5
    By total disrespect
    What this author fails to understand just like late nite comedy so called celebrities and over paid athletes is, half the country not only doesn't care about your political opinions but are insulted that you would take our money and time before giving yours. Stick to your own lane! I myself am smart enough to know I would lose customers I.e. Money if I gave my political opinions while performing what they paid for. So just like the other groups of people like those mentioned above you will lose money when those of us that you insult take our "entertainment " money elsewhere. I am an avid reader and will make sure to never send another dime on your total crap!
  • Terrible

    1
    By cassg100495
    I literally don’t know why I wasted my time reading this. Each chapter I was hoping it would get better. I didn’t find it funny or entertaining. Don’t waste your time!
  • Asking for refund

    1
    By liczko
    Dishonest Apple description. Politically nasty and idiotic, not funny at any level.

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