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Farcical confusion ensues, witnessed by a saintly bum named Puggy, camped in a tree in Arthur's yard. Puggy works at the Jolly Jackal Bar & Grill, which has no grill and actually sells guns and bombs to an offshoot of the Crips and Bloods called the Cruds, and to Penultimate (which plans to conquer Cuba). But when dim thugs Eddie and Snake rob the Jolly Jackal and Arthur tells them it's a Russian mob front selling bombs, the proprietor snorts, "Bombs, pfft! No bombs! Is bar."
Can Snake and Eddie spirit a suitcase nuke through Miami, "where most motorists obeyed the traffic and customs of their individual countries of origin"? Can Eliot and cop Monica Rodriguez save the day? And how do the 300-pound hallucinogenic Enemy Toad, the 13-foot-long python Daphne, highway goats, and the Denture Adventure seniors' theme park fit in? Everything fits perfectly, including a few dark passages new to Barry's work. But one warning: if you read this book while drinking milk, at some point it will spurt out of your nostrils. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A very funny writer from Florida along the lines of Carl Hiiason..Published 4 months ago by ken smithers
Background: grew up in South Florida reading and loving Dave in the Miami Herald but I live many states away now. Read morePublished on July 13 2004
May I first say that I am a fan of Barry's? I love his columns and his comedy books. I didn't like this in the least.
It reaks of rookieness. Read more
Dave Barry has done a wonderful job on his first fiction novel. I found myself laughing out loud at parts. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by Amy A Adams
Fasten your seatbelts, cause Dave Barry is taking you for a bumpy ride through the streets of Miami! Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by Paul Skinner
Set in Miami, Florida mostly in the suburb of Coconut Grove this book is a simple quick tale of different unrelated interesting characters whose paths cross at one time or another. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by James N Simpson
I purchased this book with high expectations. Every column Dave Barry has ever written has cracked me up and this book was made into a movie, so it had to be funny, right? Wrong. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by D. Souba
Dave Barry is already notorious for winning a Pulitzer Prize for using words such as "booger" in his syndicated column. Read morePublished on April 28 2003