Being a native Floridian, I love all things Florida (mostly). So when I discovered this series nearly four years ago, I jumped on them. This book is number 15 (or 16... I lost count) and Dorsey just released number 18. As with all Tim Dorsey novels, there is a plot but its buried under the hilarious interactions of his protagonist, Serge Storms - a Florida guru who knows all trivia about all aspects of the state. Oh... he's a serial killer as well. But certainly don't call him that, he doesn't like that term.
I can't really begin to delve into the plot because you don't read these books for the plot - and I know that sounds crazy but its true. Start with the first book, Florida Roadkill, and while it is certainly not the strongest book in the series, it introduces you to all the main cast. Raunchy, funny, and sometimes outright odd, The Riptide Ultra-Glide is one of the best in the series that, for a few books, was beginning to drag and go downhill. This was a breath of fresh air for the series and I recommend it to people... after they read the first 14 (of 15) books.
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