Review

Native Tongue

by Carl Hiaasen



Hiaasen's love/hate relationship with Disney World comes to the
fore as this mystery featuring an avaricious developer/theme park
owner, Francis X. Kingsbury, and the endangered blue-tongued vole.
Down on his luck writer Joe Winder is hired to hype the Amazing
Kingdom of Thrills and he discovers that Kingsbury is on the lam
from the Mafia. A steroid-head body builder, moonlighting as a hit
man, is nearly a match for Hiaasen's anti-hero, Skink, whom we met
in DOUBLE WHAMMY. Winder and Skink team up and their solution to
Kingsbury's new golf course subdivision is the highlight of the
book.

Reviewed by Roz Shea on January 22, 2011

Native Tongue
by Carl Hiaasen

  • Publication Date: September 23, 1992
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • ISBN-10: 0449221180
  • ISBN-13: 9780449221181