Search Results: "Tim Dorsey"


BOOK REVIEW

TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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HAMMERHEAD RANCH MOTEL by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"With characters this disposable, though, it's hard to get engaged in a tale that's witty but essentially heartless."
This grown-up take on "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" uses a shoal of small-time South Florida grifters to remind you that there's always someone just a little bit bigger, quicker, and crazier who's ready to take you down. Read full book review >

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TOMMY DORSEY by Peter Levinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An extensive presentation of life on a bandstand and the man who blew his own horn that will be of special interest to jazz buffs and swing groupies."
"The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the big-band era, was actually a temperamental martinet of the age, says music biographer Levinson (September in the Rain, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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CALICO DORSEY by Susan Lendroth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"An author's note provides a photo of Dorsey with his mail pouches and good historical information, including the fact that Nellie is fictional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Set in the silver-mining camps of California's Mojave Desert in 1885, this is the semi-factual story of Dorsey, a remarkable Border collie who carried the United States mail between Bismarck and Calico. Read full book review >

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THE RIPTIDE ULTRA-GLIDE by Tim Dorsey
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Filming and dodging bullets give Serge scant time for his other favorite hobby—vigilante justice—keeping the body count relatively low in Dorsey's stripped-down 16th."
Still thinking globally, but now acting locally, Serge Storms (Pineapple Grenade, 2012, etc.) turns his admittedly limited attention to the section of U.S. Highway 1 that goes from Fort Lauderdale to the Keys. Read full book review >

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NUCLEAR JELLYFISH by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Less zany than usual, Serge's 11th, part travelogue, part bloodbath, is both as monotonous and as uncertain as that combination would suggest."
Lovable sociopath Serge Storms (Atomic Lobster, 2007, etc.) goes high tech, spreading information over the Internet about Florida's gas, food and lodgings. Read full book review >

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ELECTRIC BARRACUDA by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Despite the relatively low body count, Serge fans can revel in his increasingly arcane knowledge of Southern Florida lore as well as the cat-and-mouse thrills in Dorsey's lucky 13th."
Floridaphile vigilante Serge Storms (Gator A-Go-Go, 2010, etc.) dodges law-enforcement agents in the Everglades. Read full book review >

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GATOR A-GO-GO by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"As in any Dorsey novel (Nuclear Jellyfish, 2009, etc.), the plot is irrelevant. It's all about laughs, which fans will find in satisfactory supply, though newcomers maybe not so much."
In his 12th time out, Serge A. Storms, the sociopath with a heart of gold, goes where the wild things are: Florida during Spring Break. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE PUNCH by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Despite dizzying time-shifts and a mounting body count, Serge's flight from his own mortality is, as usual, riotous fun."
Midlife makes all professionals reevaluate their work, and serial killers are no exception, as Dorsey's ninth sagely demonstrates. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAMBOO by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Less manic but more devious than previous outings, Dorsey's latest makes his freewheeling hero a bi-coastal phenomenon."
Just because Florida fanatic Serge A. Storms (Cadillac Beach, 2004, etc.) is crazy doesn't mean he's stupid, as he deftly demonstrates in Dorsey's latest romp. Read full book review >

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CADILLAC BEACH by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"Serge's uncharacteristically sharp focus takes some of the edge off as Dorsey's freewheeling style, still gloriously manic, is compressed into a mere two dimensions."
Just because South Florida trivia aficionado Serge A. Storms is crazy doesn't mean he's stupid, as Dorsey demonstrated in The Stingray Shuffle (2003) and wallops home once more. Read full book review >

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THE STINGRAY SHUFFLE by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"Dorsey's fifth is full-throttle fun."
Serge A. Storms must be off his meds again, judging from the impressive array of corpses piled up and down the East Coast. Read full book review >