George V. Reilly

Review: Florida Roadkill

Florida Roadkill
Title: Florida Roadkill
Author: Tim Dorsey
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Harper Collins
Copyright: 1999
Pages: 362
Keywords: crime, humor
Reading period: 26-27 May, 2007

The book that introduces Serge A. Storms, the hy­per­ac­tive serial killer, and his stoner sidekick, Coleman.

The frenzied plot follows a large cast of characters chasing $5 million of drug money down Florida to the Keys. Most of them are Unnice People who will come to well-deserved bad ends.

Dorsey is not in control of his plot. Random flashbacks lay down the backstory for newly introduced characters. The plot jumps about with wild abandon, revving on all cylinders. Somehow it comes together at the end, with some funny moments along the way.

(I read the latest book, Hurricane Punch, last month. It looks like the next few books continue to follow the $5 million.)

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