Lucky You

Lucky You

Paperback - 1998
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JoLayne Lucks lives in a town infamous for its suspicious miracles, but she's still eleated when her lottery numbers finally pay off big--$28 million, to be exact. And she has great plans for her fortune: to save a rare piece of Florida paradise form the bulldozers. Only one problem: There's another winning Lotto ticket, and the people who've got it just never learned how to share. When the two militia wannabes swipe JoLayne's ticket, she enlists an off-the-rails newspaperman to help her track down the trigger-happy creeps and their bewildered hostage, a Hooters waitress. Getting rich quick is never easy ...
Published: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 1998.
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780446604659
Branch Call Number: F HIA
Characteristics: 483 pages ;,18 cm


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Mar 09, 2015

First time I've read Carl Hiassen. Funny concepts but the execution of them wears on you after awhile. This book took me almost two months to read because I couldn't really get into a consistent flow (and I usually read a book in a few days). All that aside, it's worth a read because his ideas are so original. I don't plan on reading him again though. B- -----Midas the Madman (PAY ME JACK!)

Nov 12, 2014

I have always loved Hiasson's brand of off-kilter humor. At first I found Lucky You to be somewhat tiresome. But I stuck with it to find myself drawn into the exploits of the characters. Glad I did.

Feb 03, 2014

Read a few of Hiassen's books and this one is best. A great plot with humorous sideshows from start to finish.

Jul 24, 2011

Lucky You ---- by Carl Hiaasen c - 1997 ---- This story is above the Average: Funny, fast paced and a standard conflict. Still it is Hiaasen and worth your time. ---- Enjoy ---- RichardPaul

Aug 21, 2010

Laugh out loud funny. Hiaasen masterfully combines kooky characters, ecological concerns and a bit of mystery in his stories. Entertaining and a fun, quick read.

Mar 12, 2009

This is a great humorous novel! 10 of 10 stars


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Feb 03, 2014

From Wikipedia 2 of 2: A series of unhealthy friendships eventually drew Bode Gazzer into the culture of hate and hard-core bigotry. Previously, when dishing out fault for his plight, Bode had targeted generic authority figures - parents, brothers, cops, judges - without considering factors such as race, religion or ethnicity. He'd swung broadly, and without much impact. But xenophobia and racism infused his griping with new vitriol."

Feb 03, 2014

From wikipedia 1 of 2: Bodean James Gazzer had spent thirty-one years perfecting the art of assigning blame. His personal credo - Everything bad that happens is someone else's fault - could, with imagination, be stretched to fit any circumstance. Bode stretched it. The intestinal unrest that occasionally afflicted him surely was the result of drinking milk taken from secretly radiated cows. The roaches in his apartment were planted by his filthy immigrant next-door neighbors. His dire financial plight was caused by runaway bank computers and conniving Wall Street Zionists; his bad luck in the South Florida job market, prejudice against English-speaking applicants. Even the lousy weather had a culprit: air pollution from Canada, diluting the ozone and derailing the jet stream...

Feb 03, 2014

On one of the lowlifes: When he was 24, Onus accidentally landed a well-paying job at a home furnishings warehouse. Thanks to an aggressive union local, he managed to remain employed for 6 years despite a wretched attendance record, exhaustively documented incompetence and a perilous affinity for carpet glue. Stoned to the gills, Onus one day crashed a forklift into a Snapple machine a low-speed mishap that he parlayed into an exorbitant claim for worker's compensation.


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