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Ensconced in a lovely tropical villa on idyllic Triggerfish Lane, Jim Davenport anticipates the good life to come. But this isn't living -- it's Florida, and the neighborhood is not quite what it seems. It's got overly aggressive Little League parents, drug-free Rastafarians, homicidal hookers, unnatural sex and casual violence. Oh, yes, and there's a psychopathic serial killer-cum-Sunshine-State folklorist named Serge A. Storms living directly across the street. So it's only a matter of time before Jim up and actually kills somebody...
©2002 Tim Dorsey (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Janels on 08-25-13

Excellent Serge--captures Tampa perfectly!

As a former resident of Tampa, and aware of all the crime, reputation, boundary "wars", and perverse reputation for strip clubs and citizen-funded stadiums, this book had me hooting! At best, Tampa is weird with a history of corrupt politics and bizarre planning. At worst, it was a haven for car-jackings, real estate scams, and home invasions. All this was coupled with the pseudo society perched on Bayshore Blvd., which did, indeed flood at the slightest rain. The car dealers are accurately portrayed, as would be the impossible plight of a transplanted mid-westerner. Perfect!

But fortunately there is the well-versed Serge, with his own strict and twisted code of honor. It is impossible not to learn a lot of Florida's checkered history when reading one of these books--a truly fascinating aspect to the read.

Dorsey is a Tampa resident who has an incredibly deft and humorous way of depicting the city's foibles, and those of its often misguided residents. This is one of the more hilarious of the Serge books, as it seems a bit closer to reality--bizarre as it seems. (The editor does need to make sure the narrator (not my favorite) knows the pronunciations of landmarks. The Don Caesar Hotel is a historical tradition, and not pronounced like "Caesar" in "Julius Caesar", but always pronounced "say-zar", with the emphasis on the "zar".)

Hilarious book for anyone!

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By Js on 10-21-11

revenge with a whoopie cushion.

If you like your humorous revenge psychopathic, this is the story for you. Before there was Dexter, there was Serge, and he isn't fooling anybody. He's your (vastly hyper and annoying) friend for life... unless you're a jerk... then you're dead! In some elaborate and hilarious way. I love the way Dorsey weaves together disparate strands into his typical explosive climaxes. He is a careful plotter and a very clever writer. Love it.

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By Jumpin' Bean on 06-22-17

All streets should have a Serge Storms

This is a fun book. It is a fantastical romp and if you are looking for a realistic book then probably not for you.

Serge Storms moves into a family street which has been targeted by an unpleasant property developer for redevelopment and with Dorsey's usual cast of oddballs, plenty of chaos, misunderstandings and murders follow. Sure, there is plenty of death, creatively meted out, but none of it is disturbing or frightening. Without any doubt the reader is rooting for Serge and his attempt to fit-in with an 'apple-pie' vision of small-town family life.

George Wilson's narration is fine. Others could have probably done better justice to the book. Nevertheless he produces a creditable workmanlike delivery.

This book won't give you brain strain. It is an easy, upbeat listen and will probably brighten your day.

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By Peter Evans on 12-27-12

Triggered my giggle bones

Yet another master piece of writing, It such fun and Serge should be president of the US

I love this series Keep them comming Tim

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