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Big Trouble

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Fine fine yarn

I hadn't read much of Dave Barry, knew only that once there was a TV show sort of based on him starring Harry Anderson. Harry Anderson, I knew, was hilarious. It turns out Dave Barry is too, and this is one of those rare books that finds you on the last page, smiling,...
I hadn't read much of Dave Barry, knew only that once there was a TV show sort of based on him starring Harry Anderson. Harry Anderson, I knew, was hilarious. It turns out Dave Barry is too, and this is one of those rare books that finds you on the last page, smiling, tears of mirth flowing generously, and wishing to God it were just a few pages longer. More, it may turn you onto this whole 'Florida' genre that seems to have popped up. Dave Barry is the master of sticking his finger in the American melting pot and pulling out all the boogers. This is a wonderful, wonderful book that will bring the corners of your mouth a little closer to your eyelids.

posted by Anonymous on November 13, 2003

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Expected much more from this great author

I thought the book had a very promising start, with a unique style and some great humor, then it just completely lost momentum. I almost felt as if Barry wrote the first half of the book, then turned it over to someone else for the remainder. The story became ...
I thought the book had a very promising start, with a unique style and some great humor, then it just completely lost momentum. I almost felt as if Barry wrote the first half of the book, then turned it over to someone else for the remainder. The story became less and less funny the more unbelievable it became. I was just really dissapointed with it.

posted by Anonymous on January 31, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2003

    Funny, but not my style

    Big Trouble is fast-paced, full of extremely dysfunctional characters, and is vintage Dave Barry. He pulls out all the stops with his razor-sharp wit, often drawing blood when only a mild scratch would suffice. Personally I prefer Barry in shorter dozes. In Big Trouble, the characters are so off-the-wall that they lose credibility. The plot is so over-the-top that it borders on the surreal. I prefer characters and events that retain enough normalcy that one can laugh and say, 'Yeah, I know someone just like that.' Or 'I could see that happening.' Come on...a guy who lives in a tree? A madcap rush to the airport (complete with escaping goats) to stop an A-bomb stolen from petty Russian criminals?? Maybe I have led a too sheltered life. Maybe I need to move to Dade County to appreaciate the insanity?

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