I did not get all of the rave reviews for this book. I have read only non fiction from this author and I think I will stick with that going forward. There is nothing bad about the book it is just boring. The writing is poetic and very descriptive the book was just not working for me.
My review of Pineapple Grenade, Tim Dorsey's last book was very negative. This time out Mr. Dorsey put his foot back into the water of familiar territory, by adding a couple who are complete fish out of water, similar to the couple who first appeared in His best book Triggerfish Twist. For this book the couple, are sweet wonderful Special Education School teachers who are laid off due to budget cuts from Wisconsin, and decide a vacation to Florida will help them. The authors politics only creep in occasionally this time out, in the form of Wisconsin doing away with collective bargaining of public employees (a good thing since the tax payer should not be held hostage by unions who pay public employees their salary) That being said the problem with this book is that the author is showing more and more that he is tired of writing this series, and it shows. Colman almost plays headliner to Serge rather than the other way around. You don’t really start to get to the story line until about 60 pages in.The story and I use that term loosely is about the Kentucky mafia acquiring Oxycontin pills in Florida and the Mexican Mafia trying to make the Kentucky mafia get their pills through the Mexican mafia. Throw in a couple from Wisconsin who have everything bad that could happen to them, happen, and you have this book. It is a thin read, at just under 300 pages, and Serge's ranting’s and psychotic behavior is getting old and tired. At times it felt like the old saying about give a thousand monkeys typewriters and one of them will produce Shakespeare only in this case it was more like 1 dozen monkey's and you get Riptide Ultra-glide.There are some creative ways for Serge to kill those who deserve it, and some creative monologues by Serge on the state of the human race, but unfortunately it is been there done that. This is not a bad book, it is just sad that the author did not end the series while it was still fresh, and instead try’s to relive past glories.Tim Dorsey please start a new series or even give us a one off book, this series has seen better days.
this series continues to be fantastic! The lead character Quinn, is like-able and the area of Mississippi the series is set in a dark and ,Messed up place. the one thing I would like to see is some closure as it relates to Quinn"s sister and Quinn as well as the main bad guy in the county who also returns in this third book.
I really wanted to read this book, not really knowing the history behind the problems regarding Sri Lanka; instead I read a book that I think was supposed to make me feel bad that the government of Sri Lanka finally decided to rid the country of the Tamil terrorists. Well I say good! Yes I got that the government was/is corrupt. That they killed many citizens, but The Tamil Tigers were worse. The author works for the most ineffective, corrupt organization on the planet; the UN, and what took place in Sri Lanka and the UN response to it was the same as Kosovo, Darfur, Haiti and any other country that the UN decides to "fix". The first four chapters of the book are great; the rest is a waste of time. I suggest the author stay away from the UN. Anyone who can praise Hillary Clinton in any way regarding foreign policy is delusional.
This is a fascinating, heartbreaking book about America's worst man made catastrophe, and how we seem on course to repeat it. I did not see the series on PBS but the memories of those who lived through it are completely engrossing. It really makes you realize the "hardships" that most people claim to experience today, PALE in comparison to what people had to endure during the great depression, the dust bowl, and WWII. I highly recommend this book.
This book tells the unbelievable story about a woman who disappears from the streets of Tokyo, and what it took to find and convict the man responsible. The book is very well detailed providing the perspectives of all of the responsible parties. The girl's family most of whom don't behave the way people are expected to in a situation like this, the ineptitude of the Japanese police, and how they expected criminals to confess, the culture of Japan which greatly hindered solving this crime, the Japanese justice system, how people behave differently when they are away from home, and finally bringing the guilty party to justice. This is an outstanding book.