Sick, sick, sick man. The writer, I mean. Love Serge! This is an interesting series of books.
HWith this followup to Florida Roadkill, Dorsey places himself in the ranks of Laurence Shames and Carl Hiassen as a writer of hilarious, violent farces set in Florida. A loopy energy fills this A-ticket trip among the bridges, sailboats, seedy dives, dysfunctional families and drug deals of Tampa Bay. In the prologue alone, a college student falls through the glass dome of the Florida Aquarium; aged but feisty Mrs. Edna Ploomfield fights a gun battle with a shotgun-toting drug dealer; coitally challenged playboy Johnny Vegas has his Porsche flattened by a truck; and a man in a Santa Claus suit torches a car on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge before jumping into the sea. Later, we meet Lenny, inveterate pothead and sometime 'gator wrestler, whose exploits turn up in the Weekly Mail of the News World; Alabama-bred blonde Ingrid Praline, whose "giant Lolita package gave men hemorrhagic fever"; panicky pilot Bananas Foster; and many more zany characters.
Wild.. wacky.. witty and plain ol fun !!!!
Was okay, just seems like all of his books are very similar!
very funny and intense crime novel
Crazy Florida politics. If you like your humor over the top, this is way out there.
Pack your bags,leave your rational mind at home, and head south to sunny FLorida. There's a room with your number on it at the "Hammehead Ranch Motel". And come well armed, because there's a different schemer or slimeball behind every door.
Definitely a different read... Especially memorable for those very familiar with many Florida landmarks and historical areas.
This is a good one, but not as good as the first book, Florida Roadkill. Even so, I couldn't put it down! It's about a hotel where tons of crime lords go to hideout. Also, a major Florida hurricane takes place in the midst of all the crime. Great!! I'm on to the third book in the series...
This is the second wacky entry in the Serge Storms series by Dorsey. A followup to Florida Road Kill with Serge still after the briefcase containing $5 million in missing drug money from Road Kill. This one again is full of violence and crazy characters who all converge on Tampa on the brink of a major hurricane. These include the owner of the titular Hammerhead Motel, Zargoza, who is using the motel as a front for a drug operation and other scams evidently prevalent in Florida; the Diaz Boys who provide the drugs and are involved in the scams of Zargoza; City and Country, a pair of young women who are on the run for being in the wrong place during the accidental death of an Alabama sorority girl; a would be detective who is looking for a man who thinks he only has weeks to live; and of course, Serge Storms, the serial killer suffering from mental conditions who is off of his meds! Overall, I liked this followup novel, but it was a little difficult sometimes to keep track of all of the characters who were randomly introduced and sometimes seemed to have no bearing on the story. Mild recommendation for this one.
South Florida will never be the same. Tim Dorsey and fmaily have moved in. Funny and fun to read this story is the killer Serge A Storm off his meds, is searching for a briefcase stuffed with 5 million dollars....while a hurricane is gathering offshore
Another riot re: Serge Storms by Mr Dorsey!!