Gator A-Go-Go (Serge Storms Series #12)

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The world's biggest beach party is about to get crashed-Serge A. Storms style-in Gator A-Go-Go, New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey's latest outrageously funny and supremely twisted wild ride. The creator of Nuclear Jellyfish, Triggerfish Twist, and so many more delightfully, seriously insane Serge adventures brings the Sunshine State historian and unrepentant thrill killer back for a Florida Spring Break you'll never forget. Take the Raleigh News & Observer's advice and "gobble up the Serge A. ...
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Overview

The world's biggest beach party is about to get crashed-Serge A. Storms style-in Gator A-Go-Go, New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey's latest outrageously funny and supremely twisted wild ride. The creator of Nuclear Jellyfish, Triggerfish Twist, and so many more delightfully, seriously insane Serge adventures brings the Sunshine State historian and unrepentant thrill killer back for a Florida Spring Break you'll never forget. Take the Raleigh News & Observer's advice and "gobble up the Serge A. Storms stories . . . and you'll see what an overrated, humorless dullard Hannibal Lecter has always been."
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Spring break, from its innocuous beginnings in 1935 to its drunken orgiastic present, provides the theme for bestseller Dorsey’s dizzy 12th adventure to feature vigilante serial killer Serge A. Storms (after Nuclear Jellyfish). When vengeful drug dealers and federal agents go after an innocent college student, Andy McKenna, who’s come to enjoy Florida’s Panama City Beach, Serge becomes Andy’s protector. Along the way, Serge delivers rough justice in inventive and bizarre fashion (death by garage door, by bridge guitar, etc.) to a mugger, a rude driver, and various others guilty of minor infractions. The reality show Girls Gone Haywire offers ample opportunities for scathing satire, as the show’s producer becomes another one of Serge’s targets. Meanwhile, Coleman, Serge’s perennially stoned companion, acts as a guru to the spring breakers. As usual, Dorsey leavens the slapstick humor with intriguing bits of Florida historical lore. (Feb.)
Kirkus Reviews
In his 12th time out, Serge A. Storms, the sociopath with a heart of gold, goes where the wild things are: Florida during Spring Break. Whenever he's off his meds, Serge is famously prone to urges. Now that he's hit mid-middle age, it suddenly seems sensible to him to join the running of the boys and girls in their annual fertility rite. This is the year Panama City Beach gets to host Spring Break's hormonal hordes, with Serge and his faithful sidekick Coleman as added headaches. Zonked-out Coleman has the kind of symbiotic relationship with Serge that assures their shared participation in nonstop brainless behavior. But hold everything-apparently there's a social scientist's side to the enterprise. "The history of Spring Breaks in Florida," intones Serge to avid student Coleman, "can be divided into three distinct epochs." And sites. In chronological order, these are: Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach and lucky Panama City, all three of which will serve Serge as research projects. But it's not in the man to languish professorial. Soon enough he's knee-deep in what an observant FBI agent regards as his signature predilection for "weird murders." Bad guys bite the dust bizarrely and, as always, some deserving little guys find an advocate in Serge, the manic populist. As in any Dorsey novel (Nuclear Jellyfish, 2009, etc.), the plot is irrelevant. It's all about laughs, which fans will find in satisfactory supply, though newcomers maybe not so much.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594044857
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Series: Serge Storms Series , #12
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of fifteen novels: The Riptide Ultra-Glide, Pineapple Grenade, When Elves Attack, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Torpedo Juice, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle, Triggerfish Twist, Orange Crush, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Florida Roadkill. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Serge meets Spring Break

    Serge is back with his drug-addled sidekick Coleman. Not to mention several characters returning from past misadventures, including 'City' and 'Country', partying bimbos with attitude.

    While the formula remains the same, Serge meandering through Florida creatively dispatching select targets ranging from total jerks to dangerous criminals, this offering is a cut above some of the more recent Serge novels. The subject matter, Spring Break, lends itself to the zaniness inherent in all of these novels, and the plot moves at a more measured and interesting pace. I would rate this book with Torpedo Juice and some of the earlier novels like Orange Crush as a favorite.

    If you haven't read this book yet, buy it and take it with you to the beach, maybe for Spring Break!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Awesome !!!

    Dorsey is at his best as always.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    To starlight

    Dont trust him! Hes magnius!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Greykit

    Yes yes yes welcome to gatorclan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Lets make a deal, gatorclan

    Ill adverrise your clan i you advertise mine. (Leafclan, 12 res one.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Whitestar to all

    To starlight....um greykits our adopted kit....and your in chargel....im gonna be gone for four weeks....do have the clan die out....please.....

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    If you're a Carl Hiaasen addict like me, then you'll like Tim Dorsey.I have read all of the Serge books except...for this one. But, I have no doubt it will live up to the others.Intersting, you say, that a book is reviewed without first reading it? Well, if you really know who Serge is, then you'll know why it doesn't matter.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

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    Loved it!

    Loved it, great book as usual from Tim Dorsey!

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    Serge Storms Surges Ever Onward!

    I've been a faithful reader of Tim Dorsey's Serge Storms series since #1. I'm not a Floridian by any means, but Dorsey continues to fascinate and amaze me with Serge's quest for the state's arcane history. Both the writer and his main characters are so over-the-top that I hate finishing each new adventure. Would I recommend this for book club discussions? Only in states where the use of recreational substances is legal!

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  • Posted August 15, 2010

    Gelati's Scoop

    Serge Storm is as good an offbeat character as they get. How can I categorize Tim Dorsey's work? It's action packed, filled with history, incredible narrative, totally humorous, well-constructed, and imaginative in manner of executions (I mean people), and great covers. I could go on for it seems hours, days or weeks. I have read all his work and must say I for one have enjoyed the crazy gonzo ride with Serge and Coleman.
    My wife doesn't even have to ask which author I reading when I have one of Tim Dorsey's novels in my hand. I laugh out loud so much it is annoying; I can't help it though. Gator A-Go-Go is his best work in my estimation. I got to read this in January and we had plenty of snow on the ground; in fact it was near blizzard conditions when I got to read it. I loved it, sunny Florida, the history of it according to Serge Storm, and me waist deep in snow laughing my rump off. Coleman as always is on a tangent showing the uninitiated spring break newbies how to take care of their beer and drugs so as to keep it cold and away from the police.
    The usual frivolity and madcap fun ensues and the reader is sucked into Serge's romp through Florida, killing people as he goes, in a manner most would not think or conceive. The description by Tim Dorsey is amazing and made me feel like I was cruising along with Serge. It is a big part of why I enjoy his work so much. He has an ability to not only put me there in Florida, but to feel it and enjoy. The manner in which he constructs and executes his plotline is awesome, no matter how out there Serge and Coleman get. Dorsey ties each knot up and brings it to an unbelievably concise ending. I always want more. I can never seem to put it down once I open it up, and I can't wait till the next installment. What more as a reader could we ask for? I don't hesitate to say put this in your Goodreads & Shelfari -to read- list. The ride that awaits you is fast, gonzo and laugh out loud.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Serge is Back Again!

    Tim Dorsey has done it again with the latest in his series of Serge Storm books. Get ready for a crazy whacky ride through Florida from one spring break location to the next. Bad guys die in really nasty ways while Coleman and Serge tour the state and it's historic sites with a bunch of spring breakers from the cold northlands. Being chased by drug cartels and the FBI doesn't really put a damper on Serge as he teaches Florida history and takes care of the bad guys. The awesome babe duo of City and Country join the group as they travel from Panama City all the way to Ft. Lauderdale. Spring break will never be the same again!

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Entertaining and Occasionally Educational Mayhem

    Love to read about the ongoing adventures of Surge, Dorsey's main character in his latest novel. His creative wit, mixed with odd regional lore, paints an entertainingly absurd comedic crime novel, keeping you entertained while you kick back and go for a ride.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    If you haven't read any of Tim Dorsey's books, and you want to spend an afternoon literally laughing out loud, this is for you. You should start at the beginning of his collection to really appreciate "Serge".

    As always, I count the months until a new "Serge" book comes out. The only problem is, I enjoy the books so much, I read them in a day, and am left wanting more. Its like you can't eat one potato chip. I know some people want to know why I like reading about a "killer", its because he only kills bad people, and the ingenious ways he does it. Besides, you have to love his sidekick, "Coleman", and "Agent Mahoney". I so wish Hollywood would make a movie out him. I can see Steve Zahn playing Coleman, and Bob Hospkins playing Agent Mahoney, I just haven't figured out who should play Serge. We need a young Jeff Goldblum for him. Anyway, if you want a FUN READ, start reading Tim Dorsey books.

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  • Posted February 2, 2010

    WOW!!!! TIM DORSEY HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!

    I have all of this authors books. Hard cover, first editions and signed by Tim. Every time I think he can't possibly keep up the pace but he does every time. I laugh until I cry and reread the books over and over.
    I can't wait to go to the book signing this week, it is worth every minute of it.
    If you have even a little bit of off beat in your sense of humor you've got to read this. You will not be sorry!

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