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Tim Dorsey (1961–2023)

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33+ Works 8,126 Jäsentä 372 arvostelua 47 Favorited

About the Author

Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana in 1961. He received a B.S. in transportation from Auburn University in 1983. From 1983 to 1987, he was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 as a general assignment reporter. He also worked as a political reporter näytä lisää in the Tribune's Tallahassee bureau and a copy desk editor. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Tribune's night metro editor. He left the paper in August 1999 to become a full time writer. He is the author of the Serge Storms series. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Tm Dorsy, Tim Dorsey

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Tekijän teokset

Florida Roadkill (1999) 908 kappaletta
Triggerfish Twist (2002) 629 kappaletta
Hammerhead Ranch Hotel (2000) 554 kappaletta
Orange Crush: a novel (2001) 538 kappaletta
The Stingray Shuffle (2003) 512 kappaletta
Atomic Lobster (2008) 504 kappaletta
Cadillac Beach (2004) 484 kappaletta
Torpedo Juice (2005) 460 kappaletta
Hurricane Punch (2007) 432 kappaletta
The Big Bamboo (2006) 415 kappaletta
Nuclear Jellyfish (2009) 343 kappaletta
Gator A-Go-Go (2010) 299 kappaletta
Electric Barracuda (2011) 250 kappaletta
When Elves Attack (2011) 201 kappaletta
Pineapple Grenade (2012) 172 kappaletta

Associated Works

Tampa Bay Noir (2020) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Dorsey, Tim
Syntymäaika
1961
Kuolinaika
2023-11-26
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Carmel, Indiana
Kuolinpaikka
Islamorada, Florida
Asuinpaikat
Tampa, Florida, USA
Koulutus
Auburn University
Ammatit
journalist
novelist
Organisaatiot
Tampa Tribune

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Kirja-arvosteluja

I love Dorsey. And I really, really like his main character Serge A. Storm and his unparalleled biographical knowledge of Florida including its arcane cinematic history. I also expect that is Serge being Dorsey's alter-ego, and I appreciate the way he espouses a truthful rendering of American and Floridian politics, economics, culture and society. That said, this book was too frenetic, with far too much chaos; I would say that it had too many moving pieces. I know that Serge is supposed to be crazy and act in crazed ways, but this story was simply that it entail way too little story. In other Dorsey novels we have the oftentimes annoying sidekick Coleman, and in this one we have the oftentimes annoying sidekick Lenny; I don't know why Serge needs a dimwitted, stoner muse in every book, but apparently he does. That's okay in small doses, but literally swamps the ultimate storyline that was already drowning in madness.

In the end it all wraps up, sure, but the rendering made me lose interest in an exponentially decreasing way. In other words, this starts out as a solid 4-1/2 to 5 star book, soon thereafter drops to 4 stars, then 3-1/2, and I will grudgingly give it 3. Finally glad I was finished which is NOT the way a book should end.
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Picathartes | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 3, 2023 |
This is it for me and Tim Dorsey. I really want to like this series but the humor just isn’t hitting it for me.
 
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cdaley | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
This is the first in the Serge Storms series, and it is too violent without the humor and charm of later editions.
 
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DrApple | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 23, 2023 |
Serge, and by extension, Coleman, decide to slow down in the Florida Keys, aka Operation Pump the Brakes. Of course while absorbing the flavor of the keys Serge gets involved with, and alters, the lives of others. He and Coleman move into a vintage 1970s condo where they befriend retirees and in the process avenge victims of “surprise medical billing” and help evict an off-the-rails renter.

He also meets Julie, who is taking care of her retired fishing guide father while volunteering with childhood cancer victims. A confluence of Serge, Julie, a Colombian drug lord, a group of killer thieves, and the local deputy results in the bulk of the excitement and a satisfying conclusion. Another solid entry into the Serge and Coleman chronicles.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Hagelstein | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 7, 2023 |

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Teokset
33
Also by
1
Jäseniä
8,126
Suosituimmuussija
#2,979
Arvio (tähdet)
½ 3.7
Kirja-arvosteluja
372
ISBN:t
348
Kielet
2
Kuinka monen suosikki
47
Keskustelun kohteita
130

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