Florida-based satirist Carl Hiaasen has tackled eco issues, strip clubs, big game hunting, rare species, and golf. Now he pokes his sharpened pencil at celebrity culture in what promises to be another witty and wise thriller.
Star Island focuses on twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye, her entourage of body guards and publicists, and an obsessed paparazzo who kidnaps Cherry’s stunt double by accident.
I haven’t read an ‘adult’ Hiaasen for a couple of years (he has been largely concentrating on his – excellent – books for kids) and am really looking forward to this one. Luckily I don’t have to wait long as it’s out tomorrow. Hurrah.