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There's a different schemer or slimeball behind every door: cocaine duckpins who have survived only by the dumbest fortune, hard-luck gigolos desperate to score, undercover cops busting undercover cops who are running sting operations on undercover cops. And just down the row, local historian and spree killer Serge A.
Storms -- who has stopped keeping up with his meds -- i There's a different schemer or slimeball behind every door: cocaine duckpins who have survived only by the dumbest fortune, hard-luck gigolos desperate to score, undercover cops busting undercover cops who are running sting operations on undercover cops.
Storms -- who has stopped keeping up with his meds -- is still looking for a briefcase stuffed with five million dollars Pack up your bags and head south to sunny Florida. Leave your rational mind at home and come well armed. There's a room with your number on it at the Hammerhead Ranch Motel. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
Published May 29th by HarperTorch first published More Details Original Title. Serge A. Storms 2 , Serge A. Storms Chronological Order 3. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hammerhead Ranch Motel , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Hammerhead Ranch Motel. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 30, Mort rated it it was amazing. What can you say about Serge A. Well, I am fairly sure that Tim Dorsey is one of those writers who will have no middle ground - you will either like his stories or you will hate them.
It's so difficult to review a story like this because there are a million things happening at once. Let's put it this way: Imagine you give Robin Williams a Red Bull and then hand him a book of little known Florida facts to read out loud.
That's the best way I can describe it. And Dorsey writes like nobody else What can you say about Serge A. And Dorsey writes like nobody else - it's not slapstick, it's not satire, it's not sarcasm, yet it's all those things as well. Westlake's Dortmunder books. Nobody can tell you whether you will like this series, you will have to find that out yourself, but this guy makes me laugh every time! This hardcover edition is signed by Tim Dorsey.
Feb 15, Mike French rated it it was amazing. He is correct! Apr 01, David rated it it was ok. This book was a chaotic mess. Not to suggest that it is all bad, but it is sort of like the author was smoking meth and up for days as he wrote it. The book has a frenetic pacing that is at times endearing and at others annoying. The characters are all unscrupulous nutcases and at times this is fun and at others frustrating.
Almost every chapter seems to introduce a new character, some of whom don't even survive the chapter. The reader is granted a readers digest introduction to these characters This book was a chaotic mess. The reader is granted a readers digest introduction to these characters and then they soon are killed.
This book was a lot of fun, for the first thirty or forty pages. After that, the plot just didn't really go anywhere, it just ran around like a manic druggie who has been up for three or four days, spouting nonsense, some of which is comical and some of which is just tedious. If it was actually found, I sure missed it, but I was struggling to get through the nonsense of the last few pages.
Serge is an interesting character, and it is only because his character, off his medications, is manic, that I put up with the manic writing style of the author. Serge likes to discuss Florida history, something that I'm not particularly interested in, but I enjoyed those discussions nevertheless.
Dorsey has a clever wit and the stories within the story are truly comedic and worthy of a laugh or too, but for me, it is sort of like the Brady Bunch Movie View 2 comments.
Apr 22, Lee rated it really liked it. With Serge A. Serge is a walking encyclopedia of his beloved home state of Florida, who will get side tracked, with an obscure history lesson. With bungling thugs, drugs, sex and rock 'n roll, this series is laugh out loud craziness. One example I'm a tall glass of orange juice and a day without sunshine. I'm the wind in your sails, the sun on your burn and the moon over Miami. I am the native. Jul 29, Heather rated it it was amazing.
This takes place where I live and I can't help but notice the similarities between these fictional characters and the characters I know that hang out in places eerily similar to the "fictional" ones in the book. Tim Dorsey has a very warped sense of humor, and I for one love it. Laugh out loud funny but a little vulgar. You can only continue reading this review if you promise to leave you judgements at the door I generally lean towards non-fiction books - from the political side over to the self-help genre - but every once in a while I will venture into the world of fiction, and Dorsey's early work is first-rate.
So, now we can get down to business Though, as its predecessors it does have its intermittent, egregious venereal episodes, just breeze over them and carry on because it is one of the funnier books I have ever read You have to read the series in the order they were published because the way he mixes up the chronology throughout the series is worthy of four stars on its own.
Again, Dorsey comes through with superb character development, and best of all was another easy read that will most definitely leave you wanting to pick up the series' next book - Orange Crush, but don't give up there After that Stingray Shuffle the rest were kind of hit or miss These first five books are an absolutely must read for anyone who has ever lived, or stepped foot in The Sunshine State Apr 19, Ensiform rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction.
The sequel to Florida Roadkill. Thompson writing black comedy at his most addled. This kind of chronological shuffling gives a more rewarding payoff between the insane, over-the-top social satire and cartoonish violence. Total fun. Definitely a series I will continue to read. I've enjoyed the creative ways one might lose their life, with Dorsey you just never know. Coleman's gone but we're introduced to somewhat of a sidekick Lenny and Dorsey is spot on with a lot of good Florida history that he mixes in rather well wit Definitely a series I will continue to read.
Coleman's gone but we're introduced to somewhat of a sidekick Lenny and Dorsey is spot on with a lot of good Florida history that he mixes in rather well with the storyline. Good series for those that appreciate dark humor and don't mind the cursing. Aug 07, Dipanjan rated it really liked it.
HAMMERHEAD RANCH MOTEL
Hammerhead Ranch Motel
Hammerhead Ranch Motel is a novel by Tim Dorsey published in It continues the story, started in Florida Roadkill , of blithe psychopath Serge A. Storms and his pursuit of five million dollars in cash hidden in the trunk of a car. The book is non-linear, with some scenes occurring at the same time chronologically but told out of order with later scenes. One set of characters is a group of commissioners from Bern, Switzerland , lured to Tampa as part of the city's real-life and historically unsuccessful bid to host the Summer Olympics. Like the previous novel , Hammerhead Ranch Motel begins in media res , with two murders and one apparent suicide , the events leading up to which are eventually explored in the remainder of the novel.
Hammerhead Ranch Motel (Serge Storms Series #2)