©2006 Tim Dorsey; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.
Carl Hiassen can rest easy now that Tim Dorsey has taken up the mantle of nuttiest Florida Novelist-- and I mean that in a good way. If you could ever cram the Marx brothers into a narrative, this would be it. Our hero Serge is at his sanest in this eighth foray into the weird world of a remarkably lovable serial killer (his victims are the kind of people most of us would like to strangle). Or he just seems saner this time because he is visiting Hollywood, where he blends well with the local sharks and wackos. I laughed out loud. Great narration. If you like this one, Audible has double-strength Serge in many more novels with no fall-off in quality.
OMG! This is terrific. Narrator, George Wilson is the BEST! I sometimes listen to my books at work and it's so hard to sit there and not laugh out loud! And.. with so many of Tim Dorsey's books there are lots of thought provoking moments! ;-) I listen to them as soon as they come out! This one is excellent!
Another in a series of great books by on of the best authors out there. Serge and Coleman kept me in stitches as Tim showed us the true nature of the entertainment (movie) industry. This was an awesome book.
I'm a fairly recent convert to the insanely magnificent Serge Storms and his permanently wasted sidekick. This time they turn their sights on Hollywood and all hell breaks out. The Serge books are unusual in that you can pretty much take any chapter in any order and find something funny or fascinating without actually understanding the plot. That's perhaps just as well as in some cases (and this is one of them) the plot is so convoluted (and a bit ragged) that actually figuring out what's going on is a challenge. There are still some parts of the plot that I didn't quite follow it's not Shakespeare; I don't really have an excuse, but I have no idea how one of the key characters landed a part as a real Hollywood star in a large movie apparently just to facilitate the twist in the tail. In the end it doesn't really matter, this is a wonderfully acidic take on movies and, as always, more tightly packed with fun and facts than a Peter Jackson premier with an open bar.
I think the book is supposed to be a satire but the characters, the cast, and the plot are so stupid and unbelievable that it was painful to trudge through the book. it is the worst book out of the 50-plus books I have listened to.
As always I enjoyed another Tim Dorsey book. The stories are interesting. I'm always laughing out loud while listening. My husband and I listen on our snowbird trips to Florida and traveling around Florida so we missed the Florida backdrop a little bit.
His performances greatly enhance the books. His voices are perfect. I love knowing exactly when Serge is talking or rambling, not like it's that hard to tell after a few words though.
Tim Dorsey yadda yadda yadda, laugh laugh laugh,. Serge Storms, great American Hero. All these books are amazingly funny. Can't go wrong
I've been plugging away hoping and hoping, as in a bad movie, the story will finally gel and grip me....
I do not understand what is going on and think it may have been decipherable
Still slogging away, making it a real challenge to follow on daily walks.
Can't wait to finish or maybe just give up and gone on to the next novel!
"Hollywood outing for Serge."
West coast story taking the lid of film land, More Tim D magic that makes me laugh out loud with my MP3 player
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