Serge has returned! That loveable collector of trivia, souvenirs, and murder methods is back with a new A-Tour of Florida. And this time he's out to set the record straight!
Serge is upset that his beloved state isn't getting its proper recognition, so he sets up his own wildcat Internet travel-service site, hyper-blogging his way down the coast with his perpetually hammered sidekick, Coleman. Unfortunately Serge's Web presence catches the attention of his nemesis, Agent Mahoney, and the chase is on.
Meanwhile, professional robbery crews have begun targeting trade show exhibitors, who may or may not be what they seem. Bodies begin piling up, and Serge has had enough! He's forced into the only logical course of action: shopping at the Home Depot.
And this only raises more questions: Who is tutoring strippers through the community college? Where did all these diamonds come from? And does Lynyrd Skynyrd hold the key to everything?
It's time to sign on with Serge and see where the twisting, sun-splashed trail leads in Nuclear Jellyfish!
©2009 Tim Dorsey; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
Not for everybody. I think Dorsey is a riot. As a mental health clinician, I see "Serge" walk into my office several times a day. Unfortunately, the real life characters aren't nearly as entertaining. SO maybe for me, Dorsey is therapy.
This was my first Tim Dorsey novel. I wasn't so sure about the book in the beginning; the plot seemed a bit scattered, and I almost stopped listening. But I stuck with it, and I'm glad I did! The seemingly incongruent plot lines all come together beautifully in the end. A good listen for those who like off-beat humor.
Although I enjoyed the book, I certainly missed hearing the best narrator for Serge & Coleman - Geroge Wilson.. no one can do Serge as good as this man! If you are a fan of Dorsey, you will not be disappointed.. but please bring back Geroge Wilson!!!
Book yes, audiobook maybe.
Just like other Tim Dorsey books
Nothing was probably the worst narrator I have ever heard
Pray the narrator never does another book again
Did I mention the narrator sucked.
I simply can not get enough of Serge and Coleman. This is easily one of the very best of Serge's adventures. Great storyline, great narrator, and a twist at the end. I can only hope that more if not all of Tim's books become audio offerings.
What a completely and utterly stupid story. THe story line was completely confusing and unbelievable and the narrators voice irritating beyond belief. I couldn't finish it and I rarely leave one unheard.
I had a choice, either listen to this book or have my fingernails pulled out with a rusty pliers. I wish I had given up my nails. The advantage to this story is it has so little continuity you can stop and pick up anywhere and you wouldn't notice the difference. ( and I haven't even finished the book yet !)
So far, in my opinion, this is the worst "Surge" book yet. I had troubles paying attention and it just didn't grip me like some of the rest of Tim's stuff. I did like Wyman's crazy antics.
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