Triggerfish Twist (Serge Storms Series #4)

Triggerfish Twist (Serge Storms Series #4)

by Tim Dorsey

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Overview

Ensconced in a lovely tropical villa on idyllic Triggerfish Lane, Jim Davenport anticipates the good life to come. But this isn't living — it's Florida and the neighborhood is not quite what it seems. It's got overly aggressive Little League parents, drug-free Rastafarians, homicidal hookers, unnatural sex and casual violence. Oh, yes, and there's a psychopathic serial killer-cum-Sunshine-State folklorist named Serge A. Storms living directly across the street. So it's only a matter of time before Jim up and actually kills somebody ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061031557
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Series: Serge Storms Series , #4
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 85,256
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of twenty-one novels: Pope of Palm Beach, Clownfish Blues, Coconut Cowboy, Shark Skin Suite, Tiger Shrimp Tango, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, When Elves Attack, Pineapple Grenade, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Torpedo Juice, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle, Triggerfish Twist, Orange Crush, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Florida Roadkill. He lives in Tampa, FL.

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Triggerfish Twist (Serge Storms Series #4) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 133 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm currently in the 15th chapter and it has really been exciting and fun and defintly worth buying if you have seven dollars lying around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been said that Mr. Dorsey killed off two, too many people in his first novel. The relevant conundrum then was how to please his new audience and bring the two beloved characters back. Mr. Dorsey does this in brilliant style and setting. Reuniting Sharon and Coleman with Serge was a high and wide hurdle which Dorsey clears with his rapier wit, clear style and his ability to make the bizzare seem almost commonplace, if not acceptable. It is interesting, albeit bad luck for the people that live on Triggerfish Lane, that Mr. Dorsey has now brought the trio into the suburbs. It affords him an unlimited supply of suburban rituals and middle income situations for Serge and his merry band to transorm into complete mayhem. This book, as all his others, is a page turner of pure adrenaline and side-splitting laughter. One is also extremely pleased with Mr. Dorsey's writing, already rich with talent, which shows his mature and more polished style, concise in its action leaving more room for the adventure of the characters and the story. This book will be a great summer read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the Tampa Bay area, after his roommates Sharon and Coleman burn down their townhouse along with a few historical homes while freebasing lint, Serge A. Storms relocates the entire crew to Triggerfish Lane. Meanwhile in the same Triggerfish Lane area, Lance Boyle rents to the shoddiest tenants on the planet. The slumlord wants the more respectable locals to sell cheaply to him.

Shockingly, Serge the historian loves life in the Burbs. He ¿helps¿ his neighbors, which requires some kind of conning. His best buddy is Midwest refugee Jim Davenport, a gentle-hearted father of three, who moved his family here because Tampa ranks third as a desirable place to live. However, the magazine Tampa and the Boyle Tampa are not the same. Serge places the Davenports off limits to the local nasties. However, Serge¿s bodyguard service requires 24-7 when Jim accidentally kills one of the McGraws leading to the rest of the family of thugs seeking vengeance.

The latest Serge tale TRIGGERFISH TWIST is a very humorous look at suburbia through the eyes of a kindhearted urban con man. The story line is wacky, as Serge looks so comfortable outside his element. Except for the Davenports the rest of the cast adds zany depth while the Midwest transfers appear as a typical American family caught in the midst of an asylum that leaves the quintet tugging at the hearts of the reader and Serge when the McGraws seek revenge. Tim Dorsey provides a humorous tale that continues the crazy tradition that along with the 2k election paints Florida with a lunatic terrific fringe.

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Chapoline More than 1 year ago
Downloaded the book because it was 1.99 and was pleased to find myself engrossed almost instantly. A rollicking rollercoaster ride told from several points of view had me laughing at all the characters and feeling sorry for them and appreciating their uniqueness. Great to lose yourself in if you need a little break from reality.
Avid-FLA-reader More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Living in Florida as I do, makes it even more hilarious since I recognize the sites, people-types, and quirkiness of the state. I'd recommend anything by Tim Dorsey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story moves at 100 mph, giving the reader a hectic, twisting ride. Dorsey introduces a host of characters, each an individual and keeps them all discernable. Sharon is my favorite. What a bitch. This is the first title from Dorsey that I have read, and I'll read them all just to get more of her. The great thing about this story that its not only a zany, ridiculous adventure, it's a good mystery as well. Triggerfish Twist is an intensely funny, intricately woven, skillfully assembled, full speed ahead tropical, mind twister.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can not thank this book enough for getting me into the love of reading. The book never slows down and each scene always gets more out of control than the one before it. I cannot fathom a better book. It's a super-charged blast of pure fun. This is a book for anyone and everyone. Specifically, Tim D's characters, and situations are so unique that they'll open your mind as if you were seeing a never before seen color. You'll love how the different lives and effects weave through each other.
sonyainf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a weird book. Very funny and entertaining. I'll probably have to read it a second time. Jim Davenport reads an erroneous article that said Tampa, Florida was the 3rd best place to live in America. He moves his family there, thinking it's going to be a great place to live, but crazy stuff happens on Triggerfish Lane.
Punchout on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the best Serge books written by Tim Dorsey. Crazy stuff certainly happens on Triggerfish Lane, way to go Mr. Dorsey!
TeeMcp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've read five or six of Dorsey's books now, and I recommend them based on pure fun. Laugh out loud page turners, with lively characters, brisk pacing and more twists than a rhythmic gymnastics gold medalist on speed.
MsBeautiful on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Zaney, Wacky story, always a good laugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well the characters are lots of fun but there is literally no plot...just meandering around chasing characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dorsey is a master at creating startlingly different characters and crashing their lives together in unbelievably funny ways ... you gotta read this one!!
Drewano More than 1 year ago
Another great story featuring Serge. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any funnier or more ridiculous Tim Dorsey does it. This book had me laughing out loud at several points and had me so enthralled that I finished it in just two day. Great writing, crazy characters and bad guys that get it in the end, this book as a bit of everything (except seriousness). If you’re looking for an escape with some fun hijinks under the Florida sun, grab this book, your drink of choice and settle in for a raucous good time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. Funny, ridiculous, with murder and surreal situational humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so funny I am now reading it for the second time. The history lessons are woven into the story and provide a counterpoint to the mayhem. Serge is crazy, but interesting.
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Pitollie More than 1 year ago
This book was a  free download for me and boy did I get lucky! It moves along with a quick pace and has twists and turns that make me laugh aloud - on the employee shuttle bus! I have now downloaded another book by this author and can't wait. I cannot express how much I enjoyed the twists, turns and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read with plenty of twists and turns as you follow Serge and Coleman trying to make sense out of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced and funny read, typical from Dorsey. It is one of the funniest books with Serge I have ever read. I definitely recommend it. It is a humerous look into neighborhood living in Florida!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Serge is the best character you will ever come across. A psychopath criminal who evens the score for those who are trampled by downright bad guys.
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