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Fantastic read. I've really been missing Colin Bateman, and reading Caimh McDonnell has both scratched the itch and made me want more Bateman. This was not a disappointment. It was a bit different because it was set in Florida, and that is a comedy thriller trope I didn't think Bateman would ever try, but it was a done well, and really felt like a good callback to Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey, with a little Assault on Precinct 13 for kicks and giggles. I liked the resolution, but there was a litt...
Very darkly funny and hugely enjoyable.
I'll start by saying that I Predict A Riot was my first, and remains my favourite, Colin Bateman book. I do however, quite like the Dan Starkey series. This one became a bit too ridiculous for my taste, even though I expect a decent level of absurdity from Dan Starkey. Something that I both like and am yet unreconciled with at the same time, is how the author juxtaposes this absurdity, silliness and shambolic series of events with themes of murder, grief and violence. That's the point I guess -
Not the best of Bateman. Probably because it takes place too close to home for me (St. Petersburg and parts South in Florida) and I spent a bit of time "tsk tsking" over mistakes regarding highway names and such. Having spent a great deal of my youth on the beaches in that area, it was hard to ignore some of these. Still, for one who is addicted to reading anything by Mr. Bateman, it was worth the read.
another good book
Funniest of the Dan Starkey novels - it helps to have read the entire series that proceeds this in order to pick up on the references and humour.
Fast paced; with some definite good moments.
i really need to start reading Dan Starkeys in order @[email protected] interesting tho, Dan is hilarious.