Team Rodent. Team Rodent · Buy it at Amazon “Team Rodent doesn’t believe in sleaze, however, nor in old-fashioned revulsion. Square in the middle is. Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World Production: A “deranged rant” is how Carl Hiaasen has aptly described his contribution to. Team Rodent by Carl Hiaasen – book cover, description, publication history.

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I found this book disappointing.

I can understand why the author feels the way they do about Disney ream they live in Florida. Reading this book was like sitting down with a friend tesm discovering that they also hate a certain thing that is widely beloved by everyone else. When the book was written, Orlando was receiving over 40 million tourists a year.

In a few cases, Hiaasen tries to relate the corporation to tragedies or scandals that they really have hardly anything to do with, or are loosely related to but not purposely so. Hiaasen’s main reason for attacking Disney concerns Disney’s doctored, toyed-with and unrealistic portrayal of wildlife, family life, and the world at large.

Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World

But I really did not agree with most of what Rident had to say in this book. Mar 15, Joy rated it it was ok Shelves: But on the other hand, I do understand why Floridians are frustrated with tourists. But the rest of the book fails to fully deliver. This is not so much a book but a critical essay.

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Team Rodent by Carl Hiaasen (Book Review) – Miami Beach

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Each of us has limits, unarticulated boundaries of taste and tolerance, and sometimes we forget where they are. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. That is a lot of extra sewage, traffic and trash that Florida must take on. But it’s not investigative journalism. The wild land that was once outside a small American city of Orlando is now grid locked with cars most days and the roads are all plastered with kitschy souvenir shops.

Maybe one court case regarding poorly constructed houses in Country Walk. So why blame Disney for the ugly ones? Nov 13, Beth rated it did not like it. Wonderfully written a jaded Floridian who rodeny every right to be.

His fiction is entertaining for a beach read, but no one beats him at exposing corrupt politicians in a way that only a denizen of South Florida can. I occasionally enjoy reading the arguments of people with views opposite of mine, so it was good to be reminded in this 90 page epic how liberal journalists and politicians for that matter are especially “unbiased” in their own eyes.

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What did that have to do with Disney at all? However, even the author, himself, ends up saying Disney really isn’t to blame in these situations, and then somehow ends the situation with some sort of humorous anecdote. See more articles by Brad A Schenck. And how the tactics they have used have made people feel. This legal two-step has afforded Disney World both privacy and immense autonomy: I have a feeling that my opinion on this book won’t be a popular one among many of my fellow Floridians.

The author, Carl Hiaasen, now dreams of being banned forever from Disney World. I am a Landscape Architect, I read boring, city code all the damn day long. Mar 29, Blain Dillard rated it it was ok. Yes, Disney turned Florida into what it is today, for better or worse.

Hiassen’s writing style is fabulous – I am definitely going to check out more of his work. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.