2007: #129 – Lucky You (Carl Hiaasen)

13739782 Book #129 was Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen.  The back of the book reads:

JoLayne Lucks lives in a town infamous for its suspicious miracles, but she’s still elated when her lottery numbers finally pay off big-$28 million, to be exact. And she has great plans for her fortune: to save a rare piece of Florida paradise from the bulldozers. Only one problem: There’s another winning Lotto ticket, and the people who’ve got it just never learned how to share. When the two militia wannabes swipe JoLayne’s ticket, she enlists an off-the-rails newspaperman to help her track down the trigger-happy creeps and their bewildered hostage, a Hooters waitress. Getting rich quick is never easy……

Hiaasen has a real knack for writing about the dregs of society. His characters seem impossibly colorful, but if you’re a reader of Fark, you know that in Florida this plot is completely plausible. I love Hiaasen’s matter-of-fact satire. Though I have to say I kinda thought the Hooter’s girl deserved the second lottery ticket.

Page count: 464 | Word count: 114,424

One thought on “2007: #129 – Lucky You (Carl Hiaasen)

  • December 19, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog! I think you’re right about the twins having an unfair advantage being able to train together, but it looks like that won’t be an issue with the next season.

    Awesome blog btw — I’m a total book worm too, so I’ll be checking back for more suggestions. 🙂


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