Naked Came the Manatee by Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry

By Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry

In South Florida, everybody desires to get a head. yet not only any head. a truly well-known human head--severed and snugged away in a cryonic box. A head which can spark a revolution and alter the process history.

Everybody desires a bit of the noggin: rotund gangster immense Joey G., a 102-year-old environmentalist, hard-boiled Miami reporter Britt Montero, legal professional Jake Lassiter,  and a would-be dictator in exile--with ex-president Jimmy Carter and a lovely manatee named Booger thrown in for reliable measure.

With our bodies piling up it's anybody's wager what is going to occur from one bankruptcy to the following, as an all-star line-up of Florida's most interesting writers take turns at taking this outrageously unique novel to the limit--and past.

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When the girl threw herself into the lake, and lifted her arms above her head. That seized me with a frightful rush of terror. ” “I have seen enough. ” We had reached the street, when all at once we heard someone calling out, “Mr. Shelley! Mr. ” It was Daniel Westbrook, running towards us. ” “It is Harriet. She has been taken ill. ” “What? What has happened? ” “She collapsed just before we reached home. ” Bysshe ran out into the road, and hailed a cab that had just turned into Drury Lane. Hurriedly we stepped in, as Daniel called out the destination in Whitechapel High Street, and the sudden jolt of the carriage threw us all into the back seat.

There he goes. Do you see his cane swinging by the window? We, too, have been liberated. ” “No. Believe me. ” “I have no standard of comparison. ” “I believe,” Bysshe said, laughing as he joined us, “that I was becoming an object of attention. ” Westbrook went over to the counter, and brought back Bysshe another tankard. ” He seemed genuinely surprised, and it occurred to me that he was not aware of his own uniqueness. ” “They are all poor, sir. But they mean you no harm. ” Bysshe seemed embarrassed.

There was no possible limit to the power of the human mind if it were properly and justly harnessed. Pearce’s words were greeted with acclamation, in which Bysshe and I joined, and I could not help but compare these enthusiastic Citizens with the supine youth of the university. ” This was loudly huzzahed, and several men got up and shook hands with him. ” he asked them. “If we stay fast to our principles of truth and freedom, then all will be well. ” The members of the League, roused by his rhetoric, then began a song of great fervour: “Come you sons of true liberty, let us agree To form an alliance firm honest and free Let’s join hand in hand as reason upholds Her bright torch of friendship.

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