Lucky You

  • Title: Lucky You
  • Author: Carl Hiaasen
  • ISBN: 9780330369039
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • [PDF] Lucky You | by ✓ Carl Hiaasen - Lucky You, Lucky You Virtually unnoticed JoLayne Lucks stops by the Grab n Go to play the same numbers she s played every week for five years Each lotto number marking the age at which she dumped a tiresome lover She doe
    [PDF] Lucky You | by ✓ Carl Hiaasen - Lucky You, Lucky You Virtually unnoticed JoLayne Lucks stops by the Grab n Go to play the same numbers she s played every week for five years Each lotto number marking the age at which she dumped a tiresome lover She doe

    • [PDF] Lucky You | by ✓ Carl Hiaasen
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    Lucky You

    About Carl Hiaasen


    1. Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida After graduating from the University of Florida, he began writing for the Miami Herald As a journalist and author, Carl has spend most of his life advocating the protection of the Florida Everglades He and his family still live in southern Florida.


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    1. The criminals in Lucky You have the combined intellectual power of a 5 watt battery Bodean Gazzer and Onus Chub Gillespie are also rapists, white supremacists, and murderers But even pond scum can get lucky Bode discovers he has won half of a Florida 28,000,000 lottery jackpot The other half of the prize has been won by a black woman, JoLayne Lucks, a veterinarian assistant Bode feels no way a non white should be getting that Bode and Chub enlist the store clerk who sold the lottery ticket to Lu [...]

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    2. This was a fun and laugh out loud book populated with plenty of characters I have only been to Florida once, so I can t comment on the veracity of this portrayal of Floridians, but I can t see how someone can make up this kind of weirdness without a grain of truth behind it all Under the levity, there is a very serious undercurrent Two white supremacists who are so busy blaming blacks, Jews, Hispanics, gays, and other undesirables can t look in the mirror and see that they certainly could do muc [...]

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    3. Rarely have I found an author that has made me laugh out loud so many times in one book Hiaasen has done that for me in the books of his I have read I love his wit and dry humor This is a great story about two lottery ticket winners in Florida One is a young black woman that works in a vet s office and loves animals keeps an aquarium full of 45 baby turtles that she saved and the other is a redneck, white supremacist that doesn t feel like sharing the 28 mil especially with a negro Thus begins t [...]

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    4. Once again Carl Hiaasen proves why he is one of my favorite authors Enjoyable and entertaining from the start to finish This a stand alone book, so can enjoy without reading Hiaasen before.

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    5. This is the best Hiaasen book I ve read so far It has all the things that make him so readable, and then some crazy fanatics of all sorts, mixed with a very few normal people, murder and mayhem like you wouldn t believe, bad folks getting their comeuppance in spades, plus multiple lottery winners, Florida wildlife, love in strange places What a great book.

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    6. I was thinking about Carl Hiassen El Leonard books, trying to remember which ones I d read s proven challenging The story descriptions don t help much because, let s face it, the plots are all primarily the same some sort of mystery set in Florida involving a hard luck hero and a zany cast of secondary characters, with just enough plot twists to keep you turning the pages Don t get me wrong, these are great books for what they are fun summer reading If you re looking for complex characters or co [...]

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    7. True to a friend s billing as irreverent, but funny We always enjoy discovering a new author, and when a friend lent us Lucky You , with the comment irreverent, but funny , we dove into it with pleasurable anticipation It s odd when you set out not even knowing a book s genre, but the novel soon enough revealed itself to be sheer humor, with just enough of a light mystery to create a little suspense along the way The plot was fairly original two dumb, petty criminals named Chubb and Bode Gazzer, [...]

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    8. With Carl Hiaasen, I ve never had a bad experience, I thought that this was slightly weaker than the other ones I ve read, because it swings very unevenly between some truly unpleasntly detailed racism and violence and racous comedy and religious satire, I was personally engaged by the subplot involving the holy cooters turtles and road stain jesus than the main story line which involved two white supremicist thugs stealing a lotto ticket, the main storyline isn t bad or anything, it s just not [...]

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    9. Overall, I d put this as one of my favored Hiaasen It s hard to find villains like the ones in here comedic right now, given the way things are currently, though it is satisfying to not see them win Just makes it a little stressful to read, which is something I bring to the book as opposed to the book itself As for the book itself though, I do think the ending drug out quite a bit Everything was really done and it was clear how everything was going to wrap up in a way that could have been handl [...]

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    10. JoLayne Lucks wins the lottery when the stakes are at 28 million So do Chub and Bode, a pair of washed white supremacist wannabes The fact that JoLayne is black is not why they want to steal from her, but it helps No, they want to form an Army to fight off the UN s imminent invasion After taking her ticket, JoLayne gets Tom Krome, a cynical and mostly wasted reporter, to help her track them down Eventually, a a Hooters waitress, a surly gas station clerk, Tom s supervisor, a crack ATF agent, a M [...]

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    11. In keeping with Hiaasen s custom of putting forward the most outrageous low lifes as his hapless villains, this book is right up to par.The only part that gave me pause was his Hooters waitress heroine who, when confronted with an impending rape, maintains her cool in her plucky way somewhat unrealistic, but I suppose it is either his tribute to courageous potential of women, or else it is his cluelessness in the face of how some women might experience trauma.Still, I do depend on Hiaasen s book [...]

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    12. A 28 million lottery An African American woman wins half of it and proposes to use her winnings to save a wildlife refuge from developers Two white would be militia members remember militias They re still out there, while Bin Laden is not win half of it and steal her winning ticket so they can use all of it to fund their racist activitiesif they can ever stop sniffling glue and posturing And a reporter whose death has been greatly exaggerated These are just some of the ingredients in this crazy [...]

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    13. This book borders on ridiculous which makes it funny It has so many inappropriate things happen with his white trash characters that you honestly laugh out loud on occasion.

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    14. Thank you, Carl Hiaasen.You have written a perfectly fantastic book.The fun never stops from the endless parade of kooky characters, the ridiculously ingenious plot twists and turns, the hysterically snarky dialogue and the carefully constructed, painfully humorous come up ances you deliver to the bottom feeders bent on taking advantage of the innocent and barreling full speed to their own delicious demise.And thend thenyou even take the time to teach us stuff, about ecology, and man s insane an [...]

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    15. Just finished reading one of Carl Hiaasen s earlier crazed and crazier in Florida novel Lucky You , in which drama and epic comedy involving winners of the state s lottery plays out OK Now, who s the winner of this literary lottery, pitting the eccentric, freaky Florida Hiaasen or Randy Wayne White Voting s not obligatory.

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    16. This is the 5th book I have read by Hiaasen and they are all interesting and amusing Don t think I have ever read a series of books that has so many wacky but seemingly true characters.

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    17. Cute, funny, like most Hiassen s books I was a little turned off by slightly violence a beating, several shootings, an attempted rape in this one I the fake crying Madonna statue was a funny side line And turtles But I sort of had it with the persistent white trash images as dumb, racist, violent shmucks I get it I may not even disagree, but enough already Or maybe here I was not quite as taken with the hero as with, say, Yancy of his other novels So 3 starts.

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    18. It was a silly read But I m glad it made me think What would I do if I won the lottery

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    19. So I read Hoot with my kids and thought this was another adolescent fiction book I figured I d read it and then suggest it to my 11 year old if it was an okay read This is not a kid s book this is an adult novel and unlike his adolescent fiction which was good , I found this to be just juvenile adult humor.First, while I thought the premise of Hoot was good kids trying to save the owls and the environment I found the premise here an adult also trying to save a piece of land from development only [...]

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    20. Familiar format but the contents were fairly meh.I like Hiaasen s brand of comedy, it s satirical, dark and larger than life, I ve also read enough of his books to see that he has a story framework that he uses again and again with new characters and a central theme of the Florida Keys and terrible human beings So, this time we have a story about a lottery ticket theft, with two white supremacists, a skinhead, a hooters girl, a black vet assitant and a journalist, and no they did not walk into a [...]

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    21. Summer Reads 13 continues with fun guns in the sun Because nothing says summer quite like a white supremacist getting high off pepper spray after being stranded in the Florida Keys.I picked this up after reading Adam Gopnik s article in the New Yorker about the rise of Florida crime fiction In the Florida novel, moralizing or minimalist, weather matters most As one Florida crime writer suggests, in Steve Glassman s fine study cum interview collection, Florida Crime Writers , when you have two ch [...]

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    22. Lucky You is typical Hiaasen in that the good people win, the bad people lose, and there are satisfying endings all around I have come to lower my expectations with Hiaasen books, so maybe that is why I have started to enjoy them a little .One irritating quality of Hiaasen s is that he always writes stereotypical redneck southern characters and religious yokels or charlatans in his books It is a device that gets a little tired But I will give him his due, he does write them well One of the highl [...]

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    23. LoJayne Lucks is fortunate enough to have an experience we all wish would happen to us She wins the lottery The big win was worth a total of 28 million dollars Since she was one of two winners, she will get an opportunity to take home 14 million dollars, pre tax It is just in time as she is hoping to use the money to buy a plot of land to create a nature preserve.The problem for her is that the other ticket is owned by two men hoping to use their part of the funds to found a white supremacist mi [...]

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    24. What would you do if you won a 28 million lotto jackpot In this hilariously funny Carl Hiaasen masterpiece, that s exactly the amount of money a lotto ticket, purchased by JoLayne Lucks, an African American veterinary assistant, is worth The novel s protagonist, JoLayne Lucks, a turtle enthusiast, goes into a convenience store, plays the same lotto numbers that she has played over a long course of time, and then bam She finally hits it However, there s one problem Another ticket, matching the sa [...]

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    25. Florida novels JoLayne Lucks is a cheery vet s assistant in tiny Grange, Fla with a tender disposition and a no nonsense attitude toward men Into her life falls a winning divided lottery ticket worth 14 million, which she treats so nonchalantly that the town can hardly tell whether she won or not JoLayne actually wants to use the money to buy a local wilderness area and keep it for its resident wild creatures A newspaper reporter, Tom Krome, gets on the story, and so, unfortunately, do Bodean Ga [...]

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    26. Lucky You traces the adventures of two Florida rednecks who win the lottery and, upon discovering that they have to split the jackpot with another winner, decide to try to steal the other winning ticket What follows is a romp involving Hooters chicks, Jesus shaped oil stains on highways, misadventures with the wildlife of the Florida Keys and shady real estate deals.I spent a decade living in Florida I spent most of that time operating businesses such as telemarketing companies and private armed [...]

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    27. I have never read Hiaasen before I find his style of writing to be difficult to get used to, but overall enjoyable His way of telling a story leaves much to fate and even to chance, but it is wonderful to see him slowly thread the strings of his seemingly disorganized world into one amazingly strange tapestry Hiaasen transports you into the minds of his characters, and despite their sometimes odious and malicious thought and deeds, you cannot help but feel connected to them in some way One has [...]

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    28. This was a hilarious read What do you get when you cross a street smart woman, a savy if a bit burned out reporter with a couple of bumbling, obnoxious self subscribed Aryans Chaos JoLayne Lucks, just won the Florida lottery Now she has just got to hang on to the ticket long enough to claim the winnings Chub and Bode has won the same lottery and set off on a madcap adventure with plenty of beer filled episodes to ensure that they are the only ones to claim the ticket Tom our erst while reporter [...]

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    29. A very funny novel that starts out with two winners of a 27 million dollar lottery One of the winners is a veterinarian s assistant in a small town in southern Florida and the other is a paranoid militia wanna be criminal who thinks splitting the jackpot would be ridiculous He sets out to steal the other lottery ticket with the only other member of his militia These guys are the epitome of the dumb criminal Mix in a Hooter s waitress, a convenience store clerk, and all the residents of a very st [...]

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    30. This is my favorite of all of Hiassen s books It is absolutely, laugh out loud hilarious It starts off with this young African American woman who has just won the 18 million Florida lottery but has to split the proceeds with a man who wants to form his own white supremacy militia Hiassen captures the idiocy of such fools like this racist man as he tries to get away with stealing our heroine s lottery ticket I ve read this book many times, whenever I need a good laugh My 17 year old daughter has [...]

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