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Tim Dorsey only gets better. I have read all his books and this
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Posted March 10, 2013
Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite Tim Dorsey write
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Tim Dorsey writes humorous thrillers that are off-beat and amusing, and in his "The Riptide Ultra-Glide" he has written another goofy but well-written novel featuring Serge and his sidekick Coleman. Serge and Coleman are in Florida hoping to create a reality TV show rivaling what is currently on television. Up to their usual hijinks, Serge and Coleman begin by kidnapping the rude man in front of them at an ATM and so the story continues on its way. Meanwhile Barbara and Patrick McDoughall of Wisconsin are vacationing in Florida after being laid off from their teaching jobs working with kids who are developmentally disabled. Barbara and Patrick have lost some of their luggage but they continue with their vacation plans, staying at Casablanca where their reservation is lost, their identification possibly stolen, and unknown people keep telephoning them or knocking on their hotel door. Strange people such as Kentuckian Catfish,Gooch, Gaspar, Dr. Arnold Lip who is a totally unqualified doctor. and a host of policemen as well as drug dealers keep the story moving along as cars crash and bullets fly.
Tim Dorsey's "The Riptide Ultra-Glide" is a hoot of a story, well-written and filled with unrealistic but totally believable characters. Serge and Coleman, Bar and Patrick McDougal, Catfish and Gaspar, Arnold Lip and Hagman Reed are all people the reader will enjoy reading about but will be delighted that they are not close neighbors. The dialogue is quite appropriate to the text and the plot proceeds with completely unexpected twists and turns to the end. All in all, "The Riptide Ultra-Glide" will delight those readers who seek the extraordinary in the books they select.
Posted February 27, 2013
There¿s nothing sane about a novel featuring Serge A. Storms and
There’s nothing sane about a novel featuring Serge A. Storms and his sidekick, Coleman. There usually is a plot, but the real show is the madcap escapades and far-out situations described. And no less so are the irreverent observations from Serge’s mouth. Too numerous to mention.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As in the former entries in the series, this novel takes place in Florida, giving Serge the opportunity to hold forth on the many locales and highlights of the State. It begins with Serge and Coleman driving down to the Keys, filming what is to be a reality show on a camcorder. And the rest of the book, of course, turns out to be surreal, when a couple of teachers from Wisconsin lose their job and decide to go to the Sunshine State on vacation. Instead they become embroiled in the midst of two gangs fighting for control of drug traffic. It remains for Serge to rescue them.
The novels in this series are not particularly easy reading because much of the time Serge’s observations and comments are so outlandish that the reader has to stop and regroup. But, crazy as it sounds, most of the time they make sense. Nevertheless, a Serge A. Storms novel is always enjoyable. And recommended.
Posted January 30, 2013
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