Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Insane City - Dave Barry

First line: "Two days before his wedding, Seth was in a cab with his best man, Marty, who was advising him on the responsibilities of the groom."

Seth Weinstein is headed to Miami to marry Tina Clark. Seth isn't sure why the incredibly intelligent and beautiful lawyer who also happens to be the daughter of a wealthy businessman wants to marry him--a guy who promotes douche on Twitter, but he's not going to question it. However, maybe he should have. Questioning it might have spared him the wild two-day ride that leads up to his wedding. But on the flip side of that thinking, had he done so, it would have meant we the readers would have missed out on that wild two-day ride.

It probably isn't a good sign when your taxi driver can't get you to the right the hotel. But the Groom's Posse: Seth, his best man Marty, and the groomsmen Steve and Kevin, don't worry, they merely stop off at a bar for a beer. And that begins the wild ride...

If you aren't laughing by the end of Chapter One in Insane City, you'll probably want to contact your nearest lost and found. You've definitely lost your sense of humor. Dave Barry has written a rollicking good time of a caper in his first solo adult novel in over a decade. There are car chases--boat chases-- illegal immigrants, pimps, guns, bodyguards, hash brownies...even an orangutan. The action never stops and the laughter never stops.

A crew of colorful characters populates this novel. Pulling out and inflating the absurd, Barry has created caricatures of stereotypes that make for people readers would love to call friends.

This time of year can get rather depressing in my corner of the world, so Insane City's timing is perfect. This is a novel of pure entertainment. When the dreary weather blues hit, Insane City will cure what ails ya.

Insane City will release in hardcover (ISBN: 9780399158681) from Putnam January 29th. There will also be an audio edition (ISBN: 9781611761429) from Penguin Audio.

2 comments:

carol January 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM  

Sounds like one I'll be laughing out loud over. I'm adding it to my list right now.

SuziQoregon January 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM  

This one sounds fun. I just recently finished a Tim Dorsey book so I should probably wait before diving into some more Florida based insanity, but I'd like to read this one. Maybe I'll get the audio.

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