Nuclear Jellyfish (Serge Storms #11)
Just when you thought it was safe to go online, Serge A. Storms has returned! The lovable collector of trivia, souvenirs, and murder methods is upset that his beloved state isn't getting its proper recognition, so he signs on with the big Internet travel services. Soon Serge sets up his own wildcat of Florida site, hyper-blogging his way down the coast with his perpetually...more
Since standing on the street corner with a megaphone didn't work, Serge has taken to the Internet to share his Big Answers on Everything with the world at large.
The plot has something to do with stolen jewels...I think; it doesn't really matter, because a plot is beside the point. All that's important is Serge, tooling around Florida in a 1971 Javelin spouting Sergisms, and...more
Dorsey fiddles with the time sequence again. You get partway through and then Serge tells you we're going back a few weeks and will pick up the narration from here in Part 3. I got all confused about the plot after that.
In order to move diamonds cheaply and without the scarce armored truck...more
All of Dorsey's books take place in Florida, and he includes some interesting facts about the state, the people who live there, and the people who visit. Dorsey's main character, Serge A. Storms (remember we are in Florida), as our travel host and all around bad guy (but lovable).
Serge is a psychopath and serial killer who travels around Florida trying to promote the Sunshine State. He is accompanied by...more
In this outing, Serge is writing a tourism blog, although the major travel websites decline to pick up his commentary or his bills, largely because he focuses on elements such as "how not to become a murder victim"...more
Serge Storms is a man on a mission. He also happens to be a serial killer. His sidekick, Coleman, wouldn't be the brightest bulb in the marquee even if he weren't always drunk or stoned or, most often, both. Story, a student and a stripper,...more
Serge is a serial killer that you just love. He is ADD and OCD and a basic psychopath with seemingly boundless energy. He tries to help people out and only kills people who deserve it; usually in an attempt to "help" someone out. He likes to stay in...more
That's right, you heard me. I laughed out loud. That doesn't happen often to me when reading a book. So when it does, I take notice.
And I didn't just laugh once. Not by a long shot. I laughed often, chuckled repeatedly, and smiled almost the entire way through.
I have a new favorite author, and his name is Tim Dorsey.
Tim Dorsey has managed to create the ultimate anti-hero in Serge A. Storms, the psychotic/obsessive/compulsive/homicidal/vengeful/chaotic force of nature that trav...more
Here, as seen in nearly all previous books in the series, (arguably not Triggerfish Twist) sanity is completely relative. Every Floridian the reader encounters is a part of the madness, although within this madness, the difference between right and wrong and good and evil are probably more stark than ever.
This book begins with the most interesting way to kill someone, a gardening hose, but creative killings like these happen a l...more
At first, I was having trouble getting into the book because it was sort of a choppy read and I was still trying to get a feel...more
But I probably should have ‘Atomic Lobster’ first, because there were parts of the story I didn’t get – like Mahoney’s backstory. I had a hard time staying interested, but that may have had more t...more
While he investigates / basically goes about according to his secret (maybe even to himself) agenda, he doesn't miss any opportunity to introduce his sidekick Coleman (and you the reader) to some Florida pop trivia or an overly creative way to exact revenge on some people who, qui...more
From 1983 to 1987, he was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined...more