My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Is this the best of the Serge Storms books? Nope… but it’s still a damn good time.
Tim Dorsey’s books (for those of you that haven’t read them) are 49% Florida history tour guides and 49% dark humor.
The other 2% is usually a mystery of some sort.
The mystery in this one centers around a legendary treasure left in the Everglades by Al Capone and Serge, Coleman and special guest “Mikey” make the rounds around the Sunshine State to lay the groundwork for a “Fugitive Tour” for Serge’s blog. This book was a little heavier on the location focus than most of Dorsey’s books, but it works to keep me interested in hitting up some of the places he mentioned. Things I got from this book:
-The Nu Bamboo should have been a good idea. In real life, though, it wasn’t. (Read my blog post about it.)
–Lucky Cole is THE MAN.
-I need/want to check out the old Al Capone location in the Glades one day.
–Florida seems to have a high concentration of “interesting bars.”
-Tim Dorsey is not a fan of “Dog, The Bounty Hunter.”
Electric Barracuda is a good book made better (in my opinion) as a audio book enjoyed while on the road in Florida. Now if they would only go back an record his earlier novels…