In his latest bizarre concoction, Dorsey picks up - sort of - various plot strands from his earlier books, including Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Orange Crush. There's still the matter, you see, of the briefcase full of cash, and still unresolved are the stories of Serge Storms, the serial killer and history buff; Johnny Vegas, the startlingly handsome virgin; Jethro Maddox, the Hemingway look-alike; and Paul, the Passive-Aggressive Private Eye. Fans of Dorsey's magnificently off-kilter adventures will be thrilled to rejoin these characters and to meet a host of new ones, including Mr. Granda, the leader of a down-and-out drug cartel who is looking to buy a submarine, and Ralph Krunkleton, one of America's very worst novelists, whose novel The Stingray Shuffle features prominently in the goings-on. A brilliantly constructed romp that is part thriller, part farce, and entirely, gloriously, deliriously wacky.
©2003 Tim Dorsey (P)2011 Recorded Books,LLC
Most definitely, especially one who liked Carl Hiaasen books. Very similar writing styles.
Serge, he is so random...you just never know what he will say or what will happen to him next.
Seriously this book made me laugh and occasionally cringe
This was my first book by George K. Wilson. I chose it because I love Carl Hiaasen books and read Wilson is similar. I'm going to check out some other titles by this author. Hope I enjoy them as much as this one.
I hear or see Dexter mentioned occasionally in discussions or reviews about Serge. I love both series, but I don't think they're the same at all. Since I just listened to the most recent Dexter book in between Serge marathons, I decided to start making a list of comparisons to show why they're different. Here's what I have so far:
Dexter has a legitimate job. Serge lives on the proceeds of crime.
Dexter feels a deep need to kill. Serge would just as soon not, but...
Dexter's victims must meet certain eligibility requirements, defined by "Harry's Code." Serge's victims just have to really piss him off.
Dexter has a routine and a ritual way of killing. Serge doesn't use the same method more than once.
Dexter stays to the end. Serge usually goes away while they're still alive, and leaves them with a slim (practically non-existent) possibility of escape.
Dexter thoroughly cleans up afterward. Serge leaves bodies and parts strewn all over Florida for others to find and deal with.
Dexter keeps a box of slides with blood samples of all his victims. Serge keeps a box of historical Florida souvenirs.
Dexter talks to his playmates for maximum terror and mental anguish while he works on them. Serge entertains his victims with pleasant banter while setting up his devices, which practically amounts to the same thing.
Both rely heavily on duct tape.
The story was a disjointed mess. The characters were equally a mess. I kept thinking it might improve. It did not. I could not finish listening.
It's a keeper
Oh, yes.....the mystery train was a hoot!
It's always Serge, for sure
Laugh out loud
His sense of humor, the reoccuring characters, the insane trivea just blows me away.
Creative story line. Some carry over from earlier books about the missing 5 million.
The substory of the forgotten author and how his books become popular again because the coke dealer begins using them for distribution. And there's more, but i don't want to spoil the surprise. I hope I'm not mixing up books, because I'm hooked on Dorsey and am currently on book 10, can't get enough.
Serge went to New York City to catch a train to, surprise, Florida. He stayed at a hotel our family had just stayed at, and I learned all kinds of trivea facts about that hotel that I hadn't knew before.
Stick with Dorsey,. His audiobooks can be hard to follow because of the way he has 3-5 stories going and jumps between them. They all merge at the end. If you're driving, you'll have to repeat a chapter once in a while if your attention drifts due to traffic.
"Dorsey $5000000 magic"
I recommend listening to the series. It does not matter which order, they are individual stories. . Anarchic fun, not for the prudish or faint hearted.
Dorsey $5000000 magic the russians will sell any thing.
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