Roger W. Davenport

Location: Brooklyn, New York United States
In My Own Words:
I work with human beings every day of my life and I never tire of the real human condition or the human condition as depicted in films, books and music. I think of film as an art form equal to music or painting and since I take it seriously I become giddy with praise or scornful in my criticism and I love to agree to disagree with others depending on our points of view. The greatest sadness of l… Read more


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Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
5.0 out of 5 stars In the beginning..., Nov. 29 2003
This was the first whiff, the first rush, the first crush I had for Carl Hiaasen. This is still one of his funniest books to date and has an unbelievable cast of characters: Cuban revenge squads who can't make a bomb that works; northern immigrants who can't swim and an alligator named Pavlov that can't play bridge. Once you read this, you will come to know Hiaasen's style: the characters and the criticisms change but the format is usually the same and some of the characters reappear in other books. His books should be wonderful screenplays--he is as screenworthy as is Elmore Leonard--but the only screenplay made of a book of his to date that I know of is Strip Tease (all his novels have… Read more