Friday, October 5, 2012

Writers [on Writing]: Carl Hiaasen

Over a decade ago, I went through a mini Hiaasen phase and read at least three of his novels. They were irreverent, fast paced escapes but they also had substance in terms of political satire. When reading his essay, his well of ideas came as no surprise:

 'In the end I did what satirists throughout the ages have done: I poached from current events and embellished to suit my plot.'
                                               Carl Hiaasen, Real Life, That Bizarre and Brazen Plagiarist


  1. I haven't read any of his books, we only have one of them at y school, bt did you know he "discovered" Christopher Paolini and got his self-published book Eragon seen by Random House?:-)

  2. I've seen his books come over the counter so much over the years at the library but I'm yet to read his work - perhaps one day....