Ensconced in a lovely tropical villa on idyllic Triggerfish Lane, Jim Davenport anticipates the good life to come. But this isn't living -- it's Florida, and the neighborhood is not quite what it seems. It's got overly aggressive Little League parents, drug-free Rastafarians, homicidal hookers, unnatural sex and casual violence. Oh, yes, and there's a psychopathic serial killer-cum-Sunshine-State folklorist named Serge A. Storms living directly across the street. So it's only a matter of time before Jim up and actually kills somebody...
©2002 Tim Dorsey (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
If you like your humorous revenge psychopathic, this is the story for you. Before there was Dexter, there was Serge, and he isn't fooling anybody. He's your (vastly hyper and annoying) friend for life... unless you're a jerk... then you're dead! In some elaborate and hilarious way. I love the way Dorsey weaves together disparate strands into his typical explosive climaxes. He is a careful plotter and a very clever writer. Love it.
Oh, yes, for sure. What to listen to a book that will make you laugh out loud? This will do it!
Serge, the anti-hero, villain, hero, whatever you want to call him.....and the funny thing, I KNOW people like him!
no change, this was perfect
What a great read, or listen as the case may be!
It is such a mad book... it had me in stitches!
Tes, but I made it last to travel to work.
I have just bought another Tom Dorsey audible book :)
This seemed like a bad joke, but then I am not familiar with this style of book. I expected it to be a mystery by the description, and I honestly don't know what it is. There is absolutely nothing that would have improved the experience. First time in years I've considered ditching a book halfway (actually much sooner) through.
It has made me very wary of descriptions, as I do not consider this a serious mystery.
It wasn't the narrator's fault--the story is so badly written and so incoherent.
Irritation. I feel like I was sold a bad joke. Had I paid full price for the book, I would have probably complained as the description did nothing to warn me.
Descriptions should be more accurate, and I wish reviewers would not assume that those considering books have read other work by the same author. Obviously I wouldn't have bought this one if I'd ever had the misfortune of reading another of this type, but I came into it cold and would have liked to know it was nonsensical (and not in a good way).
This is an average Dorsey read. The first three hours of the book could be eliminated or condensed down to fifteen minutes and wasn’t really relevant to the main stories in the book. Again, it’s something to read if you want to get through all of the “Serge” series, but save this one for the bottom of the list.
A so-so story, though the narrator did a pretty good job. The references to local Tampa is great fun. But probably won't follow the series.
I have listened to probably three Dorsey books, all Serge Storms novels. The others had a different narrator. The other narrator reads Serge as though he is jazzed on caffeine (or other chemicals) all of the time. This narrator is fine, but probably since I started out hearing Serge in the other voice, I like the other narrator better. This novel felt like it was a first novel published after his later work sold. Don't know if that's true. Felt like the first half of the novel was developing the characters, with Serge's sidekick Coleman more as the central character. Only after he sort of shifts focus more to Serge does the story take off. Not as good as the other Serge Storms stories, but still ok.
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