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In his first book, Florida Roadkill, Dorsey introduced us to several characters who are still at large as his second story begins. Serge A. Storms is a spree killer and Florida history buff, still looking for the five million dollars that's stashed in the trunk of a Chrysler--unbeknownst to the driver--somewhere in the state. Johnny Vegas is a playboy who, because catastrophic events always seem to get in the way, has yet to lose his virginity. Also along for the zany ride is 90-year-old Mrs. Edna Ploomfield, who blows away a man delivering her flowers and chocolates; a DJ who changed his name legally to Boris the Hateful Piece of BLEEP so that he would not be BLEEPED on the air every time he used the name; and Safety Officer Chester "Porkchop" Dole who watches the monitors on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Along with a dancing Chihuahua who forecasts the weather, the Diaz Boys, Harvey Fiddlebottom, undercover cops, and a variety of oddballs, they will congregate in or around the seediest place never to have been shut down, the Hammerhead Ranch Motel on the Gulf of Mexico. There, they will play out their lunacy as Hurricane Rolando-berto bears down on them. This is a wonderful summertime read, relentlessly funny and impossible to put down. --Otto Penzler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you like Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry or Paul Levine then Tim Dorsey is a must read!! Hammerhead Ranch Motel grabs your attention from the get go and never lets go.Published 16 days ago by Mike French
I like evil stuff. I presume you are a decent person, so act accordingly.Published 2 months ago by Modesty Press
It's a fun read but I don't think I'd go for a third round. It began to seem like he was stretching the material after the first Serge Storms book.Published 3 months ago by Cheech
Lots of fun, but Dorsey is so busy being funny--usually over the top and laugh out loud--that he forgets to tell a coherent story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LitTeacher
Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of 1, and grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian Burns