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
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.
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