Author: Carl Hiaasen
I've seen Hiaasen's books around for a while but this was my first time actually reading one. The book was fun, though less artful in prose than I had hoped. Hiaasen earns high marks for being topical: conservation, Native American quality of life. But character and relationship development are over-simplified. Moral superiority and poetic justice anchor the landscape. Not much subtlety or nuance. I long for the E.B. Whites, the George Seldens, the A.A. Milnes of yesteryear... Squirm was pleasant enough but I doubt I will seek out Hiaasen's work again.