Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was everything that my previous crime thriller (The Long Weekend) was not. Razor Girl was packed full of gags, laugh-out-loud moments, wacky characters and the improbable made to seem plausible.
But, more than that, the book had points to make. One of the characters is a lawyer who specialises in class-action law suits and falls pleasingly victim to the very things that he privately disparages; another is a reality TV star who is faced with the kind of unthinking rage he himself promotes.
If you are looking for serious social commentary on modern-day America, this is probably not the book for you. If you’re looking for an engaging read with an undercurrent of satire, it is.