Sunday, August 8, 2010
Star Island by Carl Hiaasen (#40)
Carl Hiaasen is a favorite author but I have to admit to being a little disappointed at his latest book. He is a great writer of humor, but his previous books had more likable characters. I didn't find anyone I particularly liked or rooted for in this book. The story revolves around a minor teenage star who has lots of problems of all kinds, one of which is that she has no talent. Everyone surrounding her is very flawed and unlikeable for various reasons. Her parents, her security people, her manager, her double, even her paparazzi are people you just wouldn't see a need to spend any time with at all. This book was readable but I had to forge ahead in order to get through and I'm not sure it was worth the effort.