Florida has served to be the backdrop for many of the most bizarre adventures in the realm of literary fiction, including two of my favorite: "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell and Tim Dorsey's "Pineapple Grenade."
The recent rise in the cost of gasoline is squeezing every family budget item, and experts say that this is only the beginning. I don't know about you, but there's no wiggle room in my budget as it is.
With the progressive dependence on what computers and electronics do for us - in business, recreational and social interactive aspects - the novel I read this week came across as bone-shiveringly plausible.
"For hours" is Chloe's new saying when she's bored. She uses the phrase in the following contexts: "We've been driving for hours." "We've been watching this movie for hours" (depending on what the movie's about, I may actually agree with her assessment).
A few months ago, I reviewed Tim Dorsey's criminally entertaining novel "When Elves Attack," a Christmas caper that featured some of the most gruesome, and laugh-out-loud hysterical murders that I have ever read.