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Everyone seems to be showing up for the reunion all on a cruise liner. Now this novel surpassed anything "This is the tenth book by Dorsey and in a way this is also the reunion book by him as well for it seems everyone is coming back in this novel. Now this novel surpassed anything I thought it would surpass because it is a reunion novel with so many different characters coming back. Coleman and Lenny working together to make the world's biggest bong was awesome! Not to mention the fact the Jim Davenport - famous for killing members of the McGraw criminal clan back in Triggerfish Twist, even though accidental - is back and the entire criminal clan is after him but mostly their most dangerous member who I am sure you know succombs to Davenport in some special way.
All in all, a very excellent novel and I could tell Dorsey went all out because this as a reunion novel with so many different characters. This also answered what happened to Lenny Lipowicz and Sharone Rhodes since they seemed to disappear throughout the storyline. Always a gurantee when Dorsey writes that the novel will be good. Aug 20, Paul marked it as did-not-finish. I'm moving this one to my episodically-reading category. I'm putting it aside for now and may come back to it later.
I got about a third of the way through Atomic Lobster. Up to that point there didn't seem to be a plot, just a collection of short pages each vignettes about different characters. I could see that at some point the characters would converge, but I still couldn't detect a plot. As for the characters, while most are believable, I couldn't buy Serge and Cole I'm moving this one to my episodically-reading category. As for the characters, while most are believable, I couldn't buy Serge and Coleman Serge in particular was simply unbelievable, by which I mean no one could live as he does for more than a week or so, at which point he'd be arrested, beaten up, shot, or so broke and hungry he'd be lining up at a Salvation Army shelter.
As gritty as the background was Florida in all its Hiaasen-style weirdness I'm aware that many readers love Dorsey's Florida novels. I started reading Dorsey because a well-read friend recommended him.
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That's why I say I may come back to this one, just to be fair. But right now I'm itching for a Florida novel with a moral core and an old-fashioned story. Maybe it's time to pick up John D. Jan 30, Paul Pessolano rated it really liked it. This is Tim Dorsey's tenth novel featuring Serge A. Stroms and his pal, Coleman. I honestly can't wait until his eleventh will be released.
Serge and Coleman are again touring Florida and its places of interest. Serge is protecting a friend from a sadistic killer, trying to keep his daughter from marrying the wrong man, and trying to keep Coleman and a spaced out stripper in line. If this isn't enough there are four white robed men and four Spanish men trying to smuggle something into the country with the aid of four elderly women.
Serge must also content with an ex Pittsburgh Steelers player and a carload of Steeler fans that are traveling to Florida to right a wrong. Serge is also attending a support class for his anger, and winds up getting the entire class involved in his escapades. All of this is just an everyday occurrance for Serge and Coleman.
Sep 04, Bibi Larson rated it really liked it. Another absolutely amazing Serge Storms Adventure, loved it!!!! I am looking forward to meeting Tim Dorsey! Aug 04, Kara Jorges rated it really liked it. After two less than hilarious books, Tim Dorsey has once again woven a gut-busting Serge and Coleman adventure with a purpose. This one is a little slow out of the gate, taking its time setting the stage and borrowing heavily from past successes before becoming laugh-out-loud funny on nearly every page.
Serge and Coleman set up digs in a rundown hotel while Serge is laying low. Meanwhile, Jim Davenport from Triggerfish Twist is still having issues with assertiveness. His wife Martha makes him st After two less than hilarious books, Tim Dorsey has once again woven a gut-busting Serge and Coleman adventure with a purpose. His wife Martha makes him start attending a nonconfrontationalist support group, where he meets up with Serge, whose psychiatrist suggested he start attending such meetings after beating up everyone in the anger management group for being rude.
Jim is less than enthusiastic about their reunion, but Serge renews his vow to keep Jim safe from harm, particularly as mass murderer Tex McGraw is now on the loose and coming after Jim. First, Serge leads the nonconfrontationalists on an unauthorized field trip to visit some shady movers who took advantage of the Davenports—wearing Seven Dwarves masks. At the same time, a group of old ladies discovers the joys and financial benefits of cruises, inadvertently becoming targeted by smugglers, while Jim settles into his new neighborhood filled with football stars and beautiful people.
Serge, after accidentally upsetting Martha, decides to keep his surveillance secret and gets a position housesitting at a place down the street, complete with substance-hoovering Coleman and Rachel, an attractive young floozy who parties as enthusiastically as Coleman. Add some clueless FBI agents and a secret assassin, toss them all on a cruise ship, and, as only Dorsey can do, this eclectic mix of characters and agendas all comes together, the fun in seeing how it all winds up.
Though slow to gain momentum, once this story gets going, the laughs come fast and furious. This is a difficult book to categorize.
Skipping around in the time line doesn't help much, either. The characters are plentiful, the plot lines many, the Floridian in-jokes bountiful. At least I think so, I don't know Florida well enough to know that for sure, but I think I'm making a pretty good guess. My only other exposure to the "Florida novel" is through Carl Hiaasen , This is a difficult book to categorize. My only other exposure to the "Florida novel" is through Carl Hiaasen , who handles over the top characters and unlikely situations far more deftly. This is the 10th of the "Serge Storm" books I don't think it would have helped to read any of the other nine, or those that follow this one.
I just would have ended up more confused. This book was a free Kindle download that had been languishing on my home menu for several months. Wouldn't have lost anything by leaving it there. Oct 03, Libby rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well here we are again, cruising along through Florida's rapidly vanishing historic sites, with Serge Storms and a cast of thousands of zany, improbable Floridians. His buddy Coleman is along for the ride, ever vigilant in pursuit of that which can be snorted, chugged or smoked.
We have a repeat performance of the self-effacing, amiable Jim Davenport, trying desperately to avoid Serge's gestures of friendship, which thus far have gotten him mugged, beaten, robbed, held at gunpoint and in big tro Well here we are again, cruising along through Florida's rapidly vanishing historic sites, with Serge Storms and a cast of thousands of zany, improbable Floridians. We have a repeat performance of the self-effacing, amiable Jim Davenport, trying desperately to avoid Serge's gestures of friendship, which thus far have gotten him mugged, beaten, robbed, held at gunpoint and in big trouble with his wife.
The E-team, a quartet of nonagenerian cruisers named Edna, Eunice, Edith and Ethel are ballroom dancing, snacking and smuggling, not to mention backseat driving. It's an unrelenting, snort your soft drink up your nose laugh fest. I can't begin to describe the plot twists, but you'll need to hold tight to your seat. Dorsey never fails me.
He provides regular big fat belly laughs, so what's not to like? I have wanted to read a Tim Dorsey book for a while. Atomic Lobster seemed it would be my kind of book: But with all the makings of a gre I have wanted to read a Tim Dorsey book for a while. But with all the makings of a great read I struggled to keep reading. I had trouble seeing a light where they would all intersect. The point… I became disenchanted with the book early on, dreading going back.
Ultimately, skimming until the end. I was really excited to receive this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I had to stop reading at page I couldn't force myself to read any more. I stuck it out that long because I was sure I was simply in the dark about the characters, this being my first Tim Dorsey book. Yea, not so much! I was constantly confounded by the jumping story lines and not a little bit disgusted by the crudeness of the characters. I'm relatively certain there wasn't a plot. If there was, it was so convoluted I w I was really excited to receive this book from a Goodreads giveaway.
If there was, it was so convoluted I was unable to find it. I won't be reading any other Tim Dorsey. Apr 29, Margaret rated it it was ok. This is the nastiest book - nasty words, nasty people, nasty situations. I can't stop reading it though because the main character, Serge, is a Florida trivia and history expert, and it takes place in my stomping grounds - St. Even Jeff Klingenburg doesn't have the local low down like Tim Dorsey. The author does not flatter Florida. Nov 03, Drew rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 25, Shelley rated it really liked it. Have you ever read a book that is so silly and crazy that you know you should stop reading immediately?
So you keep going. Welcome to this book. I have had this book on my kindle for years and finally decided I needed to read it. I have to say, it was hysterical and weird and dumb and great all at once. I grew up in Tampa and have been to almost every single building, street and town mentioned in it. It was like a walk down memory lane and I Have you ever read a book that is so silly and crazy that you know you should stop reading immediately?
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It was like a walk down memory lane and I loved it. And behind the crazy antics was a good spy story. Win win all around Fun to read especially while we're traveling through Florida though I finished it at home in Ohio. As with all Tim Dorsey books there's all kinds of crazy characters and details about Florida history.
I'm still getting used to the new Serge Storms voice but all the other narrator character's voices are great. There's definitely a dark side to these books but they always make me laugh aloud.
After all Serge is the "lovable serial killer". Dec 23, Becki Basley rated it it was amazing Shelves: This author was suggested to us because we are a big fan of Christopher Moore. Our library only had this audiobook and we loved it! From the very beginning to the very end with many times of stopping the audio book and going back to repeat a part to make sure we heard it right. Really love this author and will be scanning the shelves for more of his books!
Sep 03, Jimmy R rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The whole gang, together again. Having just returned from a miserable but necessary trip to the sunshine State, I badly needed a Serge hit. And this one hit the spot. Great set up, the premise is brought together so deliciously.
Plus a tasty final surprise. As long as there is Florida, we will need Serge. Apr 04, Jon rated it it was amazing.
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Tim Dorsey is one of the funniest writers going and Atomic Lobster is one of his best, if not his best. I found myself laughing out loud on multiple occasions. Serge is funny enough but the crazy cast of supporting characters really make the story. This was the audiobook and Oliver Wyman's narration added even more hilarity to the story. Sep 15, Jim Duff rated it really liked it. Dorsey, love the books.
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