Coconut Cowboy

Coconut Cowboy

Large Print - 2016
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Channeling his inner Easy Rider, Serge Storms saddles up for his most epic, lethal, and hilarious road trip ever as he revvs off to find the lost American Dream . . . starting in the Florida Panhandle.

Obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks.

Setting a course for the Florida panhandle, Captain Serge--with Coleman literally riding shotgun--mounts his classic motorcycle and hits the highway in search of the real America: the apple-pie-eating, freedom-swilling moms and pops of Main Street USA.

But the America he finds in the rural burgs dotting the neck of the peninsula is a little bit different . . . and a whole lot weirder than anything Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper encountered. In a state where criminal politicians are more common than gators, Serge and Coleman discover one particular speed-trap locale so aggressively inept at corruption that investigators are baffled where to start.

Expect nothing less than madness, mayhem, ingenious homicides, and mind-altering pharmaceuticals when Serge and Coleman's path intersects with the Sunshine State's hyper-dysfunctional rusticity.

Where's Jack Nicholson when you need him?

Publisher: New York :, HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2016]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062440112
Branch Call Number: LP FIC DOR
Characteristics: 468 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jun 16, 2016

Well, I will have to read more of Tim Dorsey's oddly titled novels before confirmation but, judging from "Coconut Cowboy", he must be nuts.

And, I can't wait to send a copy to my brother in Florida!

This is so not a Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington) novel, with its straight forward plot and simple sentences.

I am thoroughly enjoying the mind pictures I get from the narrative in Coconut Cowboy.

This is not a particularly easy story to read - comical characters doing oddball stuff interwoven with dark actions by shady characters - or, wait...oddball characters doing shady stuff or?????

Mar 08, 2016

My first book by Dorsey and I must admit that I had more laugh out loud moments than I've had in a very long time. I don't know of another writer like Dorsey, but, I had flashes of Lewis Grizzard and Hunter Thompson.

Jan 15, 2016

"Florida....the nation's pace car of dysfunction."
And driving that car is the inimitable Serge Storms with space cadet Coleman as co-pilot. As they crisscross the state's backroads as an homage to "Easy Rider", they encounter crooked politicians, drug dealers, annoying businessmen & sinkholes.
Don't know how this guy does it but even at book #19, it's fresh, smart & laugh out loud funny as pandemonium ensues. Serge's address to the crowd at an outdoor music festival alone makes this worth your while.

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