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Dorsey, Tim

Atomic Lobster

Dorsey, Tim
More weird goings-on in Florida. Drugs, sex, violence, and some pretty darn funny stuff in between.

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Serge reminded the librarian of something. She glanced over at a communal lunatic reading area where the regular cast of homeless talked to themselves, played invisible card games, started unzipping their pants...

The librarian jumped up. "Henry!"

"Whoops. Forgot."

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7/2008

Electric Barracuda

Dorsey, Tim
Serge several family surprises.

Words I Had To Look Up:

street platting (pg. 110) -- A plat is a map showing the street and layout of a town.
Everglades City (pg. 292) -- Segre tells the tale of the drugs raids in 1983. I thought he was confusing it with the Steinhatchee busts of 1973. I was wrong.
one thing that calms them [bees] down is smoke (pg. 335) -- But why? Wikipedia says it is not only because the bees engorge themselves with honey as a hive-defense mechanism (which I've heard of, from Kelly), but also because the smoke masks alarm pheromones that guard bees release. Smallwood store (pg. 293) -- A historic building in Chokoloskee, Florida.

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Coleman kept trying buttons. "What about the manual?"
"I always throw manuals out. Life's too short."
"...(Recalculating. Drive point-seven)..." --(pg. 77)

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8/2011

Hammerhead Ranch Motel

Dorsey, Tim
Wierd goings-on in Florida, in the style of Hiassen.

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12/2001

Nuclear Jellyfish

Dorsey, Tim
Amazing Serge and Coleman tale of diamond couriers, diamond thieves, and traveling salesmen. First fiction book that mentions "numbers stations", although I'm not sure that a 1941 Trans-Oceanic can transmit, even with a Latin bombshell with full, fiery lip, operating it. Whoa, the imagery!

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... Melvil Dewey of Dewey Decimal Sytem fame, who changed life as I know it, and not for the better. Can't tell you how many times I've been hot on the trail of a book, and the library's aisles run out before I get to the number and I go, 'What the fuck?'... (pg. 51)

Quote:

Serge on the 1909-SVDB Lincoln cent:

"I stared at that empty hole in my penny book every day after school until it represented all issues of emotional rejection. I despise that coin with every cell in my body." (pg. 173)

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8/2009

Shark Skin Suite

Dorsey, Tim
Serge decides to become a sort-of paralegal, and so he and Coleman assist Brook on a court case she is involved with.

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5/2018

The BIG Bamboo

Dorsey, Tim
Serge and Coleman go to Hollywood.

Words I Had To Look Up:

(pg. 50) -- A light open-necked cotton shirt, often with large pockets and pleats down the front, that is typically worn outside the pants.

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11/2011

Tiger Shrimp Tango

Dorsey, Tim
Serge and Coleman go through the self-check aisle at the grocery store, among other things.

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5/2018

Triggerfish Twist

Dorsey, Tim
A nice family moves to their new home on Triggerfish Lane in Florida. Serge, Coleman, and Sharon move in across the street. A very funny book with lots of great quotes. None of which are repeatable here.

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12/2010
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