Pineapple Grenade (Serge A. Storms #15)
“The undisputed king of the comic crime novel.”
“I guarantee Dorsey will never win the Nobel Prize for Literature—he’s far too funny.”
“If you’ve never read Dorsey, you need to start…You won’t be disappointed.”
Gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer Serge Storms is back—and he’s finagled his way into becoming a sec...more
Category – Mystery/Humor Publication Date – July 10, 2012.
This is the fifteen book in the Serge A. Storms series and Tim Dorsey comes through again with a novel that not only is a mystery full of action but is also full of humor. A nice thing about these books is that they do not have to be read in series and that they never grow old.
Serge is the #1 authority on the State of Florida. He knows its history, both old and new, and he pro ...more
Before I continue, I must be honest and say that I don't even know the overall plot and timeline of Serge Storm's life anymore. Tr ...more
The first paragraph starts by saying a prosthetic leg with a Willie Nelson bumper sticker washes up on a Florida beach ... then it gets weird. You have to keep reading.
Serge and Coleman do their best to infiltrate the opposition, encountering double agents and ne-er do wells on both sides of the fence. Serge even finds romance w ...more
Serge becomes a spy. He knew he was hired when the guards threw him out the door extra hard. He's so good at it rival factions of CIA agents battle over who can recruit him all while foreign agents have plots and plans of their own.
The only downside to this book was he had to bring is personal politics into it with rants against a couple prominent names. Had he spread ou ...more
Dorsey is back with another installment featuring Serge Storms, his answer to all the ecological horrors going on in the world – especially those occurring in his native Florida. The focus of this novel is the assemblage of twenty or more heads of state from South and Central American countries for a meeting in Miami. It’s a summit that will discuss issues that will actually skirt any real issues that might exist, while it gives the CIA the opportunity ...more
While Electric Barracuda was zany, this was much more standard fare, although standard is not likely often used of Serge Storm novels. Still chock full of oddities and wierdness, this story was set mostly in the Miami area. Nonetheless it had s ...more
Storms. Serge A. Storms. Tim Dorsey serves up more maniacal serial-killing, laugh-out-load debauchery with 007-style fanfare in Pineapple Grenade.
Serge and his perpetually stoned sidekick Coleman have cracked into the spy-for-hire business, much to the chagrin of competing government agencies who are very eager to obtain his services before the other can. Serge weaves his way through Miami's underworld community of burned secret agents, government mess-ups, femme fatales, a ...more
This one may be the most intricate yet. Serge is a spy. Well not really, but he has everyone in the CIA thinking he is a spy. He becomes the head of secur ...more
This has to be the first time that I really did NOT like one of the books from this series. While all of these books revel in the confusion that is Serge and Tim Dorsey, it didn't seem to work in this particular book. Most of Tim's book are info-dumps at times and it is up to you to pick out what is going to be important...then you learn it is ALL going to be important, in this book the info-dumps just didn't seem to add up to anything worth getting excited about.
I have to agree with the reviewe ...more
That should tell you just how absurdist Tim Dorsey's latest novel, Pineapple Grenade, is.
Serge and Coleman are in Miami, and Serge wants to find a spy job. He makes his way through Miami's different consulates, attracting the attention of two bitter, rival CIA teams. Eventually, he joins up with a beautiful and deadly Latin American spy.
Naturally, Serge ends up killing a few deserving jerks, including one carjacker, who is found hollowed out without a mark on him.
At t ...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
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