Coconut Cowboy

Coconut Cowboy

Book - 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, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062240040
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 24 cm

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slang123
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?????

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stan_jetton
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.

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emerge
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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