Coconut Cowboy

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Coconut Cowboy

Serge Storms, #19

This was a mad cap kind of adventure that had me laughing out loud more than once. Serge and his perpetually stoned side kick Coleman have set out to ride motorcycles through Florida in a re-creation of the movie Easy Rider. They end up coming across a politically corrupt small town and Serge decides to right the wrongs.

I have not read any of the other books in this series but apparently Serge is a vigilante who has no problem killing people he thinks deserve it. He's a totally unique albeit nutty character. He has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the state of Florida and the book is peppered with his facts as they go along. (I thought that was pretty interesting and I admit I learned a lot.) Serge has this almost childlike happiness and nothing gets him down. Even when he's killing people he does it with enthusiastic joy. Serge is a hard character to explain. You really just need to experience him.

There is a ton of stuff going on in this book, a ton of side characters and a few plot lines that are interwoven. Despite all that it is easy to follow along with. I thought all of the characters were done well and they painted such a vivid picture of small town, rural Florida. They all really added to the plot.

This author has a unique storytelling style and while it was kind of over the top in places I still really enjoyed it and found it funny. If you're looking for something different and outside the box I highly recommend this story.

Book Blurb for Coconut Cowboy

Channeling his inner Easy Rider, Serge Storms saddles up for his most epic, lethal, and hilarious road trip ever as he revvs off to find the lost American Dream . . . starting in the Florida Panhandle.

Obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks.

Setting a course for the Florida panhandle, Captain Serge—with Coleman literally riding shotgun—mounts his classic motorcycle and hits the highway in search of the real America: the apple-pie-eating, freedom-swilling moms and pops of Main Street USA.

But the America he finds in the rural burgs dotting the neck of the peninsula is a little bit different . . . and a whole lot weirder than anything Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper encountered. In a state where criminal politicians are more common than gators, Serge and Coleman discover one particular speed-trap locale so aggressively inept at corruption that investigators are baffled where to start.

Expect nothing less than madness, mayhem, ingenious homicides, and mind-altering pharmaceuticals when Serge and Coleman’s path intersects with the Sunshine State’s hyper-dysfunctional rusticity.

Where’s Jack Nicholson when you need him?

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 4.00