[Carl Hiaasen] doesn't have much use for pop culture icons. The longtime Miami Herald metro columnist has, for instance, made quite the reputation as a Disney basher. He even wrote a nonfiction paperback, "Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World," picking apart the central Florida monolith as if it were a pig at a luau.
Still, fans of Hiaasen's slant on south Florida politics, businesspeople and tourists will be disappointed. And aficionados of Hiaasen's recurring characters- Skink, aformer governor who has run off into the woods and lives on roadkill; highway patrol Lt. Jim Tile, Skink's former bodyguard who now patrols lonely stretches of highway; and Miami Detective Al Garcia, the weary-but-wise cop played by Armand Assante in the lame movie version of Hiaasen's "Striptease" - will miss them.