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The Big Bamboo | [Tim Dorsey]

The Big Bamboo

Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters.
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Publisher's Summary

Tim Dorsey is the internationally best-selling author of the gleefully over-the-top series starring spree-killer Serge Storms. In The Big Bamboo, Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters.

©2006 Tim Dorsey; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

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    J. M. Batista 11-17-08 Member Since 2006

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    "Serge is never subprime!"

    Hilarious! The ransom note and phone call alone would justify the buy. Great narration by George Wilson.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kimery Sugar Grove, IL, United States 01-14-09
    Kimery Sugar Grove, IL, United States 01-14-09 Member Since 2002
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    "FUNNY!!!"

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Js Banks 11-17-08
    Js Banks 11-17-08
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    "Hilarious"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 10-18-09
    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 10-18-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Serge and Coleman in California. What a twist."

    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.

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    Tim TEMECULA, CA, United States 08-07-09
    Tim TEMECULA, CA, United States 08-07-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Psycho: The Book of the Movie"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tomtom 10-31-09
    Tomtom 10-31-09 Member Since 2007
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    "The big Bamboo"

    you got to love Serg and Coleman this series is the best it is very funny the book is very entertaining love it

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James Peden 12-12-13
    James Peden 12-12-13

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    What did you love best about The Big Bamboo?

    Tim Dorsey yadda yadda yadda, laugh laugh laugh,. Serge Storms, great American Hero. All these books are amazingly funny. Can't go wrong


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    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 05-11-13
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 05-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    "More Surge!!! Never enough Surge!"
    Would you listen to The Big Bamboo again? Why?

    Yep, to catch the laughs I missed the first time


    What other book might you compare The Big Bamboo to and why?

    None, really......tv show, maybe, Dexter......


    Have you listened to any of George Wilson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Love George Wilson, he is an amazing reader


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Too good not to listen too

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    Katiebean United States 05-10-12
    Katiebean United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "love a genius serial killer with a heart of gold"
    What made the experience of listening to The Big Bamboo the most enjoyable?

    I love Tim Dorsey's Serge character. The plots are always fun but seeing the world through the eyes of a demented serial killer with a 12 year old perspective is often laugh out loud funny.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Big Bamboo?

    The smarmy movie mogul brothers and they're "understanding" while they steal everything that's important, with a smile. . .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Serge's grandfather's gang makes off with the expensive watches. It's good to see old people win.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Dorsey's books always make me laugh. The narration is very accomplished considering the large number of characters involved.


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    tina Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-29-09
    tina Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-29-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Serge-alisticly Funny"

    I was so happy to see Serge back especially in audio form I listened to it at work and laughed so hard at Serge and Collmans antics that people thought I was crazy. Non stop laughter and craizieness.

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    "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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