Sharp wit will have you gig­gling

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvd / Blu-Ray - RA­ZOR GIRL Carl Hi­aasen Sphere £18.99

HERE’s a tip. Don’t read this book on pub­lic trans­port. You could be met at the next stop by men­tal health medics armed with a but­ton-up-the-back jacket.

I nabil­ity t o con­trol gig­gling and chortling in front of oth­ers could have se­ri­ous con­se­quences. Avoid a l t ogeth e r i f you’re averse to rib­ald hu­mour. How­ever, if your funny bone’s in rude health you’ll have a ball as the­hunt­fora­non-the-run­hill­billy TVre­al­i­tys­tar­turnsin­toa­mad­cap chase across funkyKeyWest, Florida. Let­tingBuck­Nance, star of TV’s Bayou Breth­ern loose ona live ap­pear­anceatthewrong­club with­outascript­turnsin­toad­is­as­ter­for­a­gen­tLaneCool­man. Buthe was oth­er­wise de­tained. Mis­tak­enly kid­napped by a rear-bumper-crunch­ing high­way hi­jack sex bomb called Merry Mans­field. And that’s just the start of a crazy com­edy crime romp with Buck be­ing pur­sued by, amongst oth­ers, a mob­ster called Big Noo­gie, a scam-artist with a plan to steal sand from Cuba to re­plen­ish Florida’s erod­ing beaches, a for­mer cop re­duced to chas­ing ro­dents­in­greasyspoon­joints, a sher­iff due for re-election, and a de­ranged crim­i­nal in­tent on play­ing Buck’s long lost brother onTV. Hi­assen’s a gas – laugh­ing gas! Re­view by Alex Gor­don. Which pet de­tec­tive was Mi­ami based? En­tries toAlexGor­don, Ra­zor­com­pe­ti­tion by Septem­ber 15.

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