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.
A story that was not excessive stupidity and poor humor, line after line, minute and hour after hour. Some quirky humor is appreciated, but not non-stop. It gets boring.
Not the genre, but maybe the author.
Good inflection, good timing.
I doubt I will think about Tampa the same.
Oh my God!
"Memoirs of a diseased mind"
If Quentin Tarantino was an insane genetic scientist instead of a film maker; he would have combined the DNA of Gary Larson and Jonathan Winters and produced Tim Dorsey from a laboratory.
I think it's safe to assume mental illness runs in the family. No one in their right minds could come up with this sh**!
I loved it!
Absolutely! I've gone back through chapters already as I missed some of the dry humor. This book caught me laughing out loud in the airport.
All the characters stood out. Serge was the leader.
Yes although the voices weren't believable to the characters
I know there has to be someone out there who thinks this book is funny or clever, but it's nobody I know.
Maybe the new Margaret Atwood.
Say something about yourself!
As funny as 'The Help' and 'Bossy Pants' but in a different way and among the funniest things I've ever heard.
Visiting Tampa Bay Motors for a Suburban. I felt his pain.
The first but not the last of his performances in my experience.
It is such a mad book... it had me in stitches!
Tes, but I made it last to travel to work.
I have just bought another Tom Dorsey audible book :)