'The world is a sewer ...and we're all dodging s*!*...' Welcome to the Eager Beaver ...not just a topless fun palace in the heart of southern Florida's deadliest human swamp, but the mega-sleazy backdrop to the juiciest scandal in Miami's entirely colourful history.
It's enough to say it begins with the sex-addled political fixer 'Moldy Moldowski', Erin the beautiful stripper and a champagne bottle ...and ends in a riotous cocktail of blackmail, comedy and cover-ups starring grotesques great and small.
Enough to say it could only be Carl Hiaasen. And he's simply the best there is. 'A neat indictment of the US political system, a sly reminder of how pathetic men are, a beautifully timed thriller and - this is the important bit - very funny indeed' GQ 'Hilairious...this novel could be dangerous to your ribs.
Keep an eye on Erin. She, and Strip Tease, are winners' New York Times
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 12/08/1994
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330333849
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Review by SonicQuack
Hiaasen is the undoubted master of the crime caper. Full to the brim of irony and twisted justice, Strip Tease delivers to expectation. The unfortunate characters in this tale work or frequent the Eager Beaver strip club, their unlawful deeds impacting upon one another in the usual Hiaasen fashion, frequently with amusing results. The plot, as ever, twists and turns at a rapid pace, always well narrated as not to lose the reader. Strip Tease meanders a little before the finale; it's a fraction too long, however it's definitely still a good read.