I'm having a good time with my first Carl Hiaasen book: Stormy Weather. A hurricane in Florida brings out the woodwork a crazy collection of crooks and lowlifes. The stoned eco warrior - Captain Skink - is my favorite by far. Another crazy romp I've started is also about collection of kooky characters, set in New Orleans : A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. This one won the Pulitzer, whaddaya know .