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Hurricane Punch (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Tim Dorsey

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Title:Hurricane Punch
Authors:Tim Dorsey
Info:Harper (2008), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey (2007)

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Perverse dark humor, creative use of back timing, quirky characters, lots of fun ( )
  JakeDevlin | Jun 5, 2013 |
What can I say? Tim Dorsey is great, and this is one of his best yet. Even more of a surprise ending then usual. And Molly's back.

Recommended for Tim Dorsey fans, Carl Hiassen Fans, and fans of surreal fiction. ( )
  grothenberger | Apr 11, 2013 |
great example of darkly funny Florida outrageous comedy; Serge is always funny ( )
  MaryWJ | Dec 20, 2010 |
Serge and his semi-nemesis, Agent Mahoney, play a cat and mouse game through the press in between and during several hurricanes that pass through Florida without much of a breather. Mahoney, fresh out of psychological care resulting from his last stint of trying to catch Serge, is manipulating a rookie crime reporter's stories to entice Serge into the open.
Tim Dorsey skewers the media conglomerates responsible for the diminishment of print news, while giving Serge ever more inventive ways of killing people, which he manages to do during his search for a religion that will have him (a scene in a confessional - also involving Serge's sidekick Coleman - is a highlight).
One of Dorsey's more satisfying Serge novels due to the coherence and intertwining of the media and hurricane themes - and the usual sharp wicked humor. ( )
  Hagelstein | Apr 29, 2010 |
This book is awesome! I got this as a recommendation because I was reading Kurt Vonnegut. I absolutely love Tim Dorsey now. After i got the first recommendation i ran out and bought 4 of his books. After I finished the first one I went and bought 3 more! Tim Dorsey is hilarious! ( )
  -AlyssaE- | Mar 11, 2010 |
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That lovable, under-undermedicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia is back with a vengeance—just as his cherished home state is about to take a beating from a conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. But as Serge and his burnout buddy Coleman go storm-chasing, bodies begin turning up at a disturbing rate, even by Florida standards. It looks like a serial killer is on the loose—another serial killer—which highly offends Serge's moral sensibilities. And he vows he'll stop at nothing to unmask his thrill-killing rival and make All Things Right—though Coleman's triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging threatens to derail the mission more completely than the entire combined Sunshine State police community could ever hope to.

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"Welcome to another typical summer in Florida, the season of the storms. Serge storms. That lovable, under-undermedicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia is back with a vengeance. And not a weirdness-laced moment too soon. His cherished home state is about to take a beating, and from far more than the way-too-routine conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. Bodies have begun turning up at a disturbing rate, even for Florida, and it looks like a brutal serial killer is on the loose, which highly offends Serge's moral sensibilities and he vows to stop at nothing in his juggernaut to make All Things Right ... except if he gets bored or distracted by a cool souvenir or ... or a ... whatever." "But his path won't be obstacle free. Agent Mahoney has picked up the scent. The obsessive criminal profiler - just released from a mental hospital where he'd been sent for getting too deep inside Serge's head - is convinced there is no second killer. Serge's personality is simply splitting from decades of burning with incandescent zest for everything under the sun. Then there's Coleman, whose triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging just might derail the mission more than the entire police community put together." "The pace picks up. Winds howl, TV reporters fly around the beach, the Party Parrot parties on, and questions mount: Who's stalking Tampa Bay's most sensitive journalist? Did Tom Cruise go too easy on Matt Lauer? Do multiple orgasms improve storm tracking? Why is the feeding-tube guy so quiet? Will Molly ruin our antihero's dreams of playing the electric guitar better than Clapton?"--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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