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Tricky Business

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A FIRST-RATE READING

Popular funny man Dave Barry hits another homer with his second laugh provoking mystery novel, while talented voice actor Dick Hill reads this rollicking tale with punch and panache. The Extravaganza of the Seas is a floating casino that transports gamblers jus...
Popular funny man Dave Barry hits another homer with his second laugh provoking mystery novel, while talented voice actor Dick Hill reads this rollicking tale with punch and panache. The Extravaganza of the Seas is a floating casino that transports gamblers just far enough away from the Florida coast. Despite a tropical storm alert the owner of the ship orders it to sea; he has plans to hijack the drugs being smuggled aboard ship by some local Mafioso. What a cast of characters! There is Fay Benton, a single mom hoping to get lucky for the sake of her child; two rascals in their eighties who have fled the confines of the Beaux Arts Senior Center; a motley bunch of mobsters; and Johnny and the Contusions, the ship's orchestra (if, of course, you are tone deaf). The storms brings more than high winds to the passengers, and brings happy smiles to listeners as the fate of this madcap voyage is revealed. Dave Barry again proves himself to be a first-rate fiction writer, and Dick Hill does another star turn.

posted by Anonymous on October 16, 2002

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

disappointing

library copy. thank god I didnt buy it. I kept waiting for it to get better, then I kept waiting for it to end.

posted by Anonymous on October 10, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2002

    disappointing

    library copy. thank god I didnt buy it. I kept waiting for it to get better, then I kept waiting for it to end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2009

    Just OK.

    After reading the reviews, I was expecting more from this book. It was slow to get going then a rush at the end. I didn't find anything hilarious or even comical. It was just ok and I don't recommend buying it (I paid $1.00 at a library book sale). --K--

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2003

    A Carl Hiaasen Wanta Be?

    Dave Barry is a very funny man. I enjoy his columns and thought Big Trouble was a great read, full of quirky characters and an unbelievably believable story line. Tricky Business has none of that. The story line is predictable, and the characters are a shallow stereo typical rendering of the profession/make up of the person. This is compounded by a difficult to read type font (I've never complained about a type font until now).

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