Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fun or Fore!!

And once again, Carl Hiassen entertains and amuses readers as he suffers through a recent return to the game of golf. In his most recent release, The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport, Mr. Hiassen smacks rats rather than drivers and sinks golf carts instead of putts.

Franticly seeking the most perfect of golf games, CH seems obsessed with data along the way: numbers of strokes, handicaps, and statistics.

Ever the wildlife observer, CH concludes that golf courses may just be the only lasting setting to view indigenous flora and fauna in Florida.

Always willing to slip in little digs, CH wastes no time poking fun at Paris Hilton, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and “The Villages”.

True to his technique in previous books, CH uses similes and metaphors to illustrate so very comically.

Here is an easy-to-read account (not necessarily a story) for those who struggle with the game of golf (and who doesn’t at one time or another). It helps to have an acquaintance with the culture of Florida also.

4 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Love this guy! His brother writes for the Baltimore Sun.

teaorwine said...

p-d, I had no idea! I will check him out.

Fifi Flowers said...

HOW FUNNY... My kids have books by him... I might have to get his book for my hubby and moi!
I am just returning to golf after about 4 months... I've missed it!
BTW... shipping your project tomorrow morning with a SURPRISE!
Hit 'em straight!
Fifi

teaorwine said...

Many thanks, fifi. I am sure that I will be pleased! Golf is a great game for all ages, no doubt.