Sunday, February 17, 2013

As an unabashed Dave Barry fan, I thought Insane City took off a little slow, on a topic (a wedding) that I have little interest in, in a state (Florida) whose citizens can't even vote properly and a type humor (uncomfortable) that makes the reader cringe as the hero sinks deeper and deeper into embarrassing muck.

But once Insane City picked up steam, it became classic Barry, the pace frenetic and wild, sweeping you through one ridiculous scenario after another. Barry exults in presenting fun, engaging characters ... not all of them human ... and then twisting things around.

This is Barry's first solo fiction in ten years, and while worth the wait ... don't wait ten more years to write another!

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