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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The message, never stated but avuncularly implied, is that America’s values ought to reflect those of the Walt Disney Company, and rosent the other way around.

From this book it seems to me that Disney is much like every other Multi-national corporation. Disney is the Devil Actually reading two books about Disney I discovered this book when looking at the published works of Hiassen after I read Hoot. Many of my friends worked there, we dealt with the Disney machine on a daily basis.

I like Carl Hiassen and I’m interested in his work as a journalist, most of which I haven’t read, but I had hoped this book would deliver much more in the way of inside dish on the evils of the Disney empire. Preview — Team Rodent by Carl Hiaasen. He goes on to say “Many major-market papers and broadcast stations forbid their reporters from taking freebies, and in a perfect world that would be the rule for all journalists.

You’ll know what I’m talking about if you read the book, obv. I will return to hiaasdn Carl Hiaasen fiction, which is always laced with his editorials on the ridiculous in Florida, and which I much enjoy.

I would recommend reading that book over this one! Thanks for telling us about the problem. But the rest of the book fails to fully deliver. Disney and Orlando change so quickly hiaasdn the age of the book seems highlighted. Honey, I shrunk the Serengeti! Not all lakes are blue.


This book pissed me off so much that I took notes. If hiaaseh don’t want a Dog, don’t buy a Puppy. But Hiaasen saves his funniest lampoons for Disney chairman Eisner. Hiassen’s writing style is fabulous – I am definitely going to check out more of his work.

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I’ve been to Disney World many times and I was interested to read his opinion. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. See more articles by Brad A Schenck. Hiaasen also condemns Disney for the ugliness of the areas surrounding it, while recognizing that the grounds Disney controls are “a verdant sanctuary. I love Carl Hiassen’s column in the Miami Herald, and this is where he excels.

As a journalist and author, Carl has spent most of his life advocating for the protection of the Florida Everglades. I was always enraptured by “Disney Magic” and this short book by a real Florida journalist and novelist is an engaging expose to the dark side of Disney.

This is someone with a sad personal vendetta. He brings up a lot of troubling points, though he concedes he likes being at DisneyWorld, so it’s not all bad! His bone of contention is that Disney World is an ongoing crime of cultural, political and environmental pollution against his beloved home state.

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The author, Carl Hiaasen, now dreams of being banned forever from Disney World. Maybe you can appreciate the concern. This legal two-step has afforded Disney World both privacy and immense autonomy: I have a feeling hoaasen my opinion on this book won’t be a popular one among many of my fellow Floridians.

Each of us has limits, unarticulated boundaries of taste and tolerance, and sometimes we forget where they are.

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The fact is, Florida tourism was a growing industry all through the ‘s, long before Walt Disney World opened in Bring on the Drugs!!!??? Hiassen’s contempt for Disney is evident on every page, in nearly every paragraph. But I really did not agree with most of what Hiaasen had to say in this book.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This essay may seem to be a vicious stab at the wholesome goodness that is Disney, and many who spend their hard earned money on their yearly trip to mouse land will be incensed, outraged at the audacity of Hiaasen to point out that Disney is not the loving arms of your parents, it is a mega-glomorate that is a master of shifting perception and hails above all, the almighty dollar.

How they have set up their incredible infrastructure and how they remove the bodies etc. He thinks they are trying to erase reality, which they are but only in the parks, whic A collection of essays dedicated to why Carl Hiaasen thinks Disney is evil. At least it was so short it only took an hour of my time.

I also would like to read the similar story of Universal Orlando and its effect, combined with Disney’s, on Central Florida and the surrounding areas. Hiaasen takes carrl with the Disney Cruise Line, which was at the time in its infancy, but is now at the forefront of the industry.

So real in fact that it was a huge stop for drug smuggling. To ask other readers questions about Team Rodentplease sign up. Some are made into movies, requiring people to DRIVE to the movie theater, further polluting the precious air of Florida and the world. Without it, Florida would be but another Myrtle Beach.