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Tiger Shrimp Tango: A Novel (Serge Storms) Hardcover – January 28, 2014
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“Tim Dorsey balances the right blend of crime, mystery, humor and zaniness to a very special and engaging effect.” (ReviewingTheEvidence.com)
“Another quirky plot that will make you laugh out loud... All of Tim Dorsey’s books have been a delight, but I think this one is at the head of the pack.” (BookLoons.com)
“Wild; lovingly violent; and very, very clever.” (MyrtleBeachOnline.com)
A fun book to read. The workings of Serge’s mind is a wondrous thing. (The Oklahoman)
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Regardless, this is a stand alone novel. You can read it without having read other Serge books and will only miss out a little because you will not know some of the reoccurring characters. You should read this if you want
To read how an ostrich can kill
To see how Mentos are a dangerous weapon
To see how cigars can kill
To see how a lobster can kill
To see how home made napalm can be used
To learn why Glee is a superb show
To learn why the Democrats and Republicans would both not want Jesus to run for office,
Etc. Etc. Etc.
This book is hilarious, loaded with Florida trivia, hilarious, a story of scammers defeated and,did I mention, hilarious?
Read it! Read it! Read it!
I always prepay for Tim Dorsey and then forget about the date. Then I am pleasantly surprised when I get an email stating the book has been downloaded to my Kindle.
Like I stated before, you have to be a fan to enjoy and give high marks, otherwise you're a critic and you should not be reviewing these books.
I don't know what stream of consciousness is necessary to write this stuff and I don't know how much longer he can keep it up, but let's hope for a long while.
That is, it includes manic road trips in a 1978 Firebird Trans Am, despicable villains, hapless victims, a devotion to the Sunshine State and all within it that “obsession” can't even begin to describe, insane-yet-disturbingly-reasonable-sounding ranting, and methods of killing people that no sane person would ever consider but which sound kind of cool.
You know, a Serge Storms book.
Storms, unstoppable force of bipolar nature that he is, once again roams the highways and byways of Florida with his stoner sidekick Coleman, relishing the kitschy history of every little nook and cranny and dispatching anyone he feels has crossed the line of rudeness or disrespect. This time he's going after Internet scam artists who have based their nefarious -- and, sadly, all too believable -- schemes in, hey, guess which state. These organized criminals are running dating scams, robbing houses of the newly dead during their own funerals, and other unspeakable crimes. One blackmailer is prolific enough to have created an entire convention's worth of victims, which is exactly how they gather in Miami (complete with themed ID badges and souvenirs) to take him down.
With the help of ex-FDLE lawman and nearly incoherently noir Mahoney, Serge heads out to rid his beloved Florida of these con artists and rescue the daughter of one of the victims. And, oh yes, avoid the person from his past who wants to assassinate him.Read more ›
That one word makes one think of all kinds of words: palm trees, sand, water, waves, fruity drinks, etc, etc but not scams.
No way. The last think you want to think about or have happen to you in paradise are scams or being a victim.
That's exactly what is happening in the state of Florida or at least in this book.
In Tiger Shrimp Tango, Serge Storms is a vigilante. He just really doesn't like bad people, like scam artists. Who can blame him, right?
Serge's friend is Coleman, JUST Coleman....like Elvis is just Elvis or Madonna is just Madonna.
Coleman is a man of many uses.
He's Serge's sidekick/partner-in-goodness and all around clown assisting Serge in helping right the wrongs.
Fighting the good fight.
You see, what Serge does to these criminals isn't really criminal at all. He does what the police can not. He tortures them into eventual death. Isn't that GREAT? Redemption!
The deaths are so creative and extremely unpredictable. You never know what Serge is thinking or how he's going to pull it off.
Serge is awesome.
Coleman is humorous.
Trust me, You want Serge and Coleman on YOUR side.
This was a quite enjoyable read AFTER the first 100 pages.
I had actually put it aside to read something else.
I was losing interest.
Then I picked it up again, just to read-it/get-it-over-with.
What I found out was I was actually enjoying it.
I love vigilante type movies. Now I can say I really liked this vigilante type book.
After finishing, I felt like I said goodbye to a good friend. I hate when a good book ends.
I'm interested in reading more about Serge Storms and JUST Coleman. =)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As with other Tim Dorsey books, this was a fun and fast read. I keep wondering who could play Serge and Coleman should one of these stories should become a movie.Published 2 months ago by MARJORIE HEALEY
I love Dorsey's books, but this was somewhat formulaic as far as they good.Published 2 months ago by Michael V. Lacy