|Plot Summary of Florida Roadkill|
Sean and David are just a couple of guys going on a road-trip/vacation through South Florida. But they're about to be sucked into a wild manhunt for a suitcase containing millions, the profits of a brutal form of insurance fraud, a suitcase which, unbeknownst to them, has been hidden in their Chrysler.
The wide array of criminals and degenerates pursuing them is staggering, including:
-Serge A. Storms, a manic-depressive, sociopathic spree-killer and Florida history buff, the planner of the fraud.
-Sharon Rhodes, a murderous stripper, and "Coleman" Bunsen, a drug-addled petty criminal, Serge's doped-up partners-in-crime.
-Charles Saffron, drug-money-launderer and owner of the insurance company from which the cash was scammed by drunken dentist George Veale, Serge's unwilling accomplice.
-Mo Grenadine, bigoted private eye, talk-show host, state senator, and private investigator.
-Dar-Dar, Saffron's ruthless, death-metal singing hitman.
-A trio of Uzbekistanian drug-smuggler pretending to be Latins, the money's true owners.
All these misfits come together in Key West for a battle royale that leaves few survivors for the sequel.
This synopsis report prepared by James Craver
Florida Roadkill is a first novel by Tim Dorsey that is part of the South Florida wacky humorous mystery/adventure genre that Carl Hiassen pioneered. Centering around five million dollars of drug cartel money, and an extended multiperson chase across Florida to get it, there are numerous, diverse plot points that somehow converge together in the end. There is very large cast of delineated characters, some of which are more cartoon than human.
This synopsis report prepared by allan sulkin
|Chapter Analysis of Florida Roadkill|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- Get treasure/money from another criminal
- search for gems/treasure/money
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- drug dealers
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- Mentally ill
- Cynical or arrogant
- sail boat
- lost at sea
- scuba under
- feeding sharks
- passenger plane
- on vacation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey references to torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
- run over
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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