The narrator was so stilted and contrived.
Possibly, the story was somewhat interesting, but I couldn't get past the narrator.
If you've ever lived in the Sunshine State, you'll believe this is possible ! If you like Carl Hiassen, you'll like Dorsey. Fun, relaxing, and laugh out loud great stories. On to my next....
When you think about how we've arrived as the laughing stock of the nation, about the only thing we Floridians can take collective pride in is that Tim Dorsey finds a way to expose our state's dark lurid underbelly and make it somehow compelling. That's reason enough to read his books. But the way he meticulously collects historical nuggets of Florida obscuria and presents them with intrigue and passion merits picking up his books to see what the hysteria is all about.
Simply hilarious. Definitely worth the read! I only wish I could afford to buy the rest of the series!! If you want satire, you've come to the right place.
probably the murder on the little league field.
able to really distinguish the different characters.
the slutty crack ho!
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
A fast-paced story with some great observations about everyday life and people. I personally couldn't find anything to like about Serge and this fact diminished the book for me.
I say this, even though the events in this book obviously take place during the time frame of Florida Roadkill--sometime between when Serge and Coleman meet Sharon, and when they go to the World Series. Actually, the chronology is a bit dodgy in all the books and, at least once, Serge mentions that sort of thing as one of his pet peeves, so you know it's intentional. (My researches tell me that the author intends the books to be read in the order published.)
Serge is in all of the books, including the first three, although some people apparently had trouble recognizing him in Orange Crush. (They must not have been paying attention. Admittedly, that one is different, though.) One of the later audiobooks includes an interview with Tim Dorsey and he says that when he wrote Florida Roadkill, he didn't have it in mind to make a Serge series, but then things just sort of headed in that direction. Now that I've read all 16 books and am starting through them again, I feel like this is the one where the "Serge Storms Series" really hits its stride. (But I recommend reading them all.)
Just FYI: My mental image of Serge is a sort of morphing of Mike Myers/Jimmy Fallon/Johnny Depp, but I definitely think Depp should play him in the movies.
We find out more about his past, and his "professional" rivalry with a police officer named Mahoney. His obsessive passion for Florida history is well established. After this, you can just go ahead and start laughing whenever someone says something along the lines of, "Nothing can possibly go wrong now." Most importantly, from here on, we begin to know which events will likely cause Serge to get out the duct tape and head for Home Depot. (That thumping you hear from the trunk of his car will be one of his new "friends.")
yes! I am actually working on listening to all of them either again or for the first time and I have exposed my wife to the series and she is into them as well
the history of Serge, and his term as a teacher
love his Coleman voice
This book is so crazy. Triggerfish lane is an out of body experience housing over the top personalities that create chaos and murder.