©2005 Tim Dorsey; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC.
The most hilarious book I have ever read.
The comedy is silent ,it catches you by surprise
so that you have to go back to read it again.
Serge is hilarious and his sidekick.
If you don't have a sense of humor you may miss a lot.
George wilson is the very best narrator out there.
Bar None especially in torpedo Juice.
I will read this again and again which is not
This is the first audiobook I Purchased written by Tim Dorsey. Now I am hooked!!! Since listening to Torpedo Juice I have read or listened to all Tim Dorsey's books, but being my first - this audiobook will alway before extra special to me ... SOOOO funny.
We all have a little (or a lot) of Serge in us or at least we know someone who could trigger us up to that level. This is a very funny book - read it while walking the dog!
The chapter headings run into the word before them and make it feel like parts are missing, but the story is so bizarre that without the book to compare to it's impossible to tell.
I always enjoy Serge's antics. He's insane in a fun way and combines genius with murder.
George Wilson keeps the characters alive. He does remarkably well with such a complex narrative.
If the chapters didn't run into one another and if I didn't have the sinking suspicion I was missing the last paragraph or so of some of the chapters, I would have no complaints.
This may be the best "Serge" book of them all
While Serge is my favorite, Coleman ranks right up there, too
This time, he was part of it, too funny
Serge, his mind is amazing!
A must read, or, as in this case, listen!!
The story was set in and around places that I have been to on vacations.
Tim Dorsey's books do not compare with any other authors that I have listened to. If I had to pick, I would say Christopher Moore in Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, or the Lust Lizard of Meloncholy Cove. The comparisons are mainly because of the off beat sense of humor.
Coleman in the No Name Pub taking dollar bills from the wall.
No Name Insanity.
Pretty good story in retrospect because you don't find out who the bad guy was until the end.
Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.
My problem from the get go is that the book sounded like a Hiassen novel because I have George Wilson's voice stuck in my head as the voice of Hiassen. This did not help me at all because it made it hard for me to get past constantly comparing the two. All I heard was what sounded like a bad Hiassen novel. The similarities in style, satire, setting liberally sprinkled with screw-loose characters made it even harder to get away from constantly comparing the two authors.
This book was a tough listen. I suspect it reads better then it is audible. The broken writing style doesn't translate particularly well into audible, even though he may be writing in a way to emulate the spoken word and thought progression.
Plus the recording itself was not very good; lots of breathing and other noises in the quiet spaces. Very distracting.
I couldn't even finish this book so I can't say much about the storyline. The narration was irritating and I found the first few chapters so muddled that I couldn't be bothered continuing. I can't recommend it.
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