- Series: Serge Storms
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (January 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061432717
- ISBN-13: 978-0061432712
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 131 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,564,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Gator A-Go-Go: A Novel (Serge Storms) Hardcover – January 26, 2010
|New from||Used from|
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "Ghosted"
Seven perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart. Learn more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From 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.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Serge Storms, Dorsey’s irrepressible spree killer and scholar-aficionado of all things Floridian, returns determined to make a documentary film about one of the state’s most important contributions to American pop culture: spring break. Dorsey stays faithful to his formula (road trip; drug-cartel assassins on the prowl; Serge’s inventive offings of various Florida miscreants; beautiful, predatory women; and odd bits of Florida trivia—Florida was the first state in the U.S. to ban midget tossing). Of course, it’s all washed down with vast quantities of mind-altering substances. Despite the formula’s familiarity, Gator a-Go-Go feels fresher than Dorsey’s recent books. Serge realizes that Florida’s most twisted lowlifes and criminals may be the only solution to the state’s overdevelopment; eventually, they will scare off tourists, immigrants, and real-estate developers. Along the way, Coleman, Serge’s spectacularly drug-addled pal, is quickly seen by Panama City undergraduate revelers as a guru who generously shares his partying wisdom in impromptu seminars on the beach. It’s a side of Coleman we haven’t seen. Great characters from previous books make welcome reappearances, too. All of Dorsey’s books offer belly laughs, but this one seems a cut above. --Thomas Gaughan
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I would recomend you skip this book and start at the beginning with Florida Roadkill, and stop at Atomic Lobster.
Tim, please write about something other than Serge and Colman. Don't be the last to know when it is time to hang it up (HELLO JIMMMY BUFFET I WONDER IF YOU ARE LISTENING)!
You always know what to expect with Dorsey: non-stop action and dark rumor, wrapped around truly fascinating bits of culture, lore, trivia and history of our wackiest state. But "Gator A Go-Go" rises a jolt or two above the talented Dorsey's unique formula; "Gator" offering a glimpse of a darker underbelly, hints of more serious issues, and running along a leaner, more discernable plot line adding mystery to the authors curious blend of pandemonium and wisdom. A witness protection program enrollee unwittingly outs himself, kicking off a series of unbelievable yet comic events that attract a vicious Miami gang's need for revenge, colliding head-on with Serge's erudite lunacy. Serge journeys veer from a remarkably practical and insightful analysis of Biblical conundrum to death-by-ejection-from-an-amusement-ride to a hijacked kindergarten graduation address chock full of sage observation and advice. Serge and his newly acquired frat boy posse face serious life-or-death confrontations on the way to a white-knuckled climax that delivers a punch more typically associated with Lee Child or Robert Crais.
From the epic Elbo Room bar in Ft. Lauderdale to a young Tom Petty's introduction to Elvis in Ocala, Dorsey's "Gator A Go-Go" is entertainment in an original art form - think Carl Hiaasen cranked and amped to a pace he'll never catch - but as always best taken in small doses. One of the best in an uncommon series - don't miss it.