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  Bookreporter.com - TRIGGERFISH TWIST by Tim Dorsey
TRIGGERFISH TWIST is a work of fiction, which means that the events depicted in it are not true.
The nominal focal point of TRIGGERFISH TWIST is Jim Davenport, who takes a voluntary transfer to Tampa, Florida, and with family in tow moves to 888 Triggerfish Lane.
With TRIGGERFISH TWIST, Dorsey has transformed himself from an author to be enjoyed to an artist whose next book will be anticipated with as much fervor as this one will be enjoyed.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0061031550.asp   (588 words)

  
  triggerfish - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
TRIGGERFISH [triggerfish] any of several species of tropical reef fishes with laterally compressed bodies, heavy scales, and tough skins.
The common triggerfish is variably colored in mottled browns, yellows, or grays, and the queen triggerfish is strikingly colored in blue, green, and yellow.
Triggerfish are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Osteichthyes, order Tetraodontiformes, family Balistidae.
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 Amazon.com: Triggerfish Twist: Books: Tim Dorsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
TRIGGERFISH TWIST makes for twisted fun....a must-read book on this summer's list.
Davenport is your average guy, a conscientious business consultant and family man. His wife, Martha, is a bit high-strung, it's true, but they and their children settle down on Triggerfish with high hopes for the future.
Little do they know that Lance Boyle, who owns many of the properties on their street, is vying to buy up the rest so he can raze the houses and make a tidy sum on townhouses.
www.amazon.com /Triggerfish-Twist-Tim-Dorsey/dp/0061031550   (1253 words)

  
 Triggerfish Twist: A Novel - Tim DorseyWilliam Morrow & Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
So in Triggerfish Twist, Dorsey invites us to take a warped trip back in time as he reunites the living with the soon to be very dead.
And when the confluence of people and events is just about to boil over, everyone converges on Triggerfish Lane for the big Fourth of July block party, setting the stage for another knee-slapping bloodbath.
Little do they know that Lance Boyle, who owns many of the properties on their street, is vying to buy up the rest so he can raze the houses and make a tidy sum on townhouses.
www.drive-fly.com /flydrive-0060185716.html   (1139 words)

  
 Triggerfish Twist by Tim Dorsey Detailed Book Review
Meanwhile in the same Triggerfish Lane area, Lance Boyle rents to the shoddiest tenants on the planet.
The latest Serge tale TRIGGERFISH TWIST is a very humorous look at suburbia through the eyes of a kindhearted urban con man. The story line is wacky, as Serge looks so comfortable outside his element.
The wild, multi-faceted plot careens around Triggerfish Lane and out into the streets of Tampa, where everything from used-car lots to people who pay by check at convenience stores are mercilessly lampooned by Dorsey's razor-wit before returning to the Davenport home for an Independence Day barbecue that offers a truly explosive finale.
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 Ink 19 :: THE FLORIDA HERO
Triggerfish Twist is the most sedentary of Dorsey's adventures.
Serge is living down the block in a rented house with his partner in crime, the perpetually stoned Coleman, and Sharon the coke whore.
Part of Triggerfish Twist revolves around Serge's attempts to mold his dysfunctional family unit to fit with his new role model, Jim Davenport.
columns.ink19.com /tof/floridaHero.html   (859 words)

  
 BookPage Fiction Review: Whodunit?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tim Dorsey's rollicking Triggerfish Twist is a clever and twisted story about a mild-mannered corporate consultant who gets transferred from Indiana to Florida.
At first glance, the new house on Triggerfish Lane seems idyllic; at second glance, it is decidedly less so: across the street an unleashed pit bull makes threatening noises; just down the block a trio of crackheads share a communal pipe; unmuffled cars (many stolen) rumble down the street at all hours of the night.
Very much in the vein of novels by Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard, Triggerfish Twist is an irreverent and hilarious take on Florida, families, corporations and other such nutcases.
www.bookpage.com /0205bp/whodunit.html   (625 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Triggerfish Twist: Books: Tim Dorsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Milquetoast Jim Davenport, an unlikely corporate hatchet man at the Indiana office of Apollo Consulting, a company specializing in downsizing the executive suites of top-heavy corporations, is promoted and moves with his wife, Martha, and their three kids to 888 Triggerfish Lane in Tampa.
Triggerfish Twist was not my usual 'type' of book to purchase.
An insanely twisted tale of how Midwestern milquetoast Jim Davenport moved his family to Triggerfish Lane, anticipating the good life of Florida.
www.amazon.ca /Triggerfish-Twist-Tim-Dorsey/dp/0061031550   (866 words)

  
 Longboat Observer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The fish was nicely textured, smoky and flaky, its vegetable companions crisp and mouth-watering.
Not that there’s anything particularly Japanese about a Caribbean triggerfish — just that the Japanese philosophy is to let the ingredients speak for themselves.
The portions were generous, the triggerfish was delicious, and I was still doing my best to eat slowly.
www.longboatobserver.com /showarticle.asp?ai=3870   (794 words)

  
 Metro Pulse/Pulp/TITLES
They're literally going to hell if you believe Florida's Agent Mahoney, a law-enforcer who studies the Book of Revelation so he'll be prepared for the inevitable rise in crime such an event would trigger.
Triggerfish isn't exactly a prequel, isn't exactly a sequel to Dorsey's first book, Florida Roadkill.
After Serge's compatriots, the perpetually stoned Coleman and the manic crack whore Sharon, burn down their hideout and a large section of historic Tampa Bay, Serge and company take shelter on dysfunctional Triggerfish Lane amongst busybody retirees, druggie college students, a tyrannical, lawn-obsessed Little League coach, and people who never leave their homes.
www.metropulse.com /dir_zine/dir_2002/1235/t_pulp.html   (743 words)

  
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Although he took a side trip with his last book, Orange Crush, to describe a gubernatorial election gone horribly awry, the former Tampa Tribune reporter and editor returns to his original story line with his latest novel, Triggerfish Twist.
With Triggerfish, Dorsey pulls a George Lucas, presenting a prequel to the first book.
Set during the summer before the fun-filled bloodbath that is Florida Roadkill (which in turn takes place during the Marlins' World Series run), Serge and his pals Coleman and Sharon move to a quiet suburb on Triggerfish Lane.
www.newtimesbpb.com /issues/2002-05-09/nightday.html   (247 words)

  
 The Best Reviews: Tim Dorsey, Triggerfish Twist Review
So in Triggerfish Twist, Dorsey invites us to take a warped trip back in time as he reunites the living with the soon to be very dead.And for the uninitiated, what a perfect place to start!
When he purchases a lovely tropical villa on the equally idyllic Triggerfish Lane, his family appears to have found paradise.But it is a long, hot summer, and soon the layers are peeled back one by one to reveal that all is not right in utopia.
Okay, Serge Storms and his cohorts Coleman and Sharon are forced to move when the latter two burn down several blocks of Tampa's historic Latin Quarter during a wacky binge of freebasing high jinks.
thebestreviews.com /review5112   (517 words)

  
 Triggerfish Twist -- book review
The neighborhood on Triggerfish Lane that the Davenport family moves to in Tampa appears idyllic; after all, the
Stolen cars materialize because the Triggerfish neighborhood is on the Tampa grid, making it a natural getaway route for carjackers.
And an unscrupulous speed-freak real estate speculator is buying up the homes in the neighborhood, renting them to the worst possible tenants, and looking forward to bulldozing the entire neighborhood to put up townhouses.
www.curledup.com /trgrfish.htm   (728 words)

  
 Tim Dorsey - Topic Powered by eve community
I think that Triggerfish must have happened sometime in the middle of RoadKill.
Biggest problem with them as prequels is that the characters don't meet till we are into Roadkill whish would make it hard for them to be shacked you in Triggerfish.
It doesn't really mater anyway because as any comic book fan knows a character is only die till they need him/ her for a story then they aren't dead any more.
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 Rambles: Tim Dorsey, Triggerfish Twist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mistakenly believing Tampa to be the third best city in the United States for raising a family (there was a typo), Jim Davenport moves his family to a lovely old home on Triggerfish Lane.
Among those renting on Triggerfish are a loose collective of college students, who do what stereotypical party-hearty college students are wont to do, and a trio of criminals on the lam: Serge, Coleman and Sharon.
Serge, a genius-level eccentric with a yen for history, is probably Dorsey's greatest coup in characterization; his adventures could easily fill a whole series of novels.
www.rambles.net /dorsey_triggerf02.html   (479 words)

  
 The Big Bamboo: A Novel - Health Care Products - HealthCareStuff.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I found "Bamboo" one of his best: a clever and biting parody that playfully skewers Hollywood's plastic pretentious culture and the movies it spews, reality shows, and pop thriller fiction.
Sorry folks but if you haven't read Triggerfish Twist and Stingray Shuffle.
Go back and get the two aformentioned books - Especially Triggerfish and you will be laughing out loud for the entire book.
www.healthcarestuff.com /product/0060585625-The-Big-Bamboo-A-Novel.html   (466 words)

  
 This Writing Life--Mark Terry
"The Triggerfish are a group of very beautiful, very aggressive and very strong fish.
And I wasn't thinking of "Triggerfish Twist" by Tim Dorsey.
I've only completed reading one of his books and gave up on his latest one, which, had I completed it, I would have been paid to review it.
www.journalscape.com /Markterry/2006-07-27-08:51   (554 words)

  
 Triggerfish Twist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please discuss this issue on the talk page.
When Tim Dorsey sat down to write his first novel, Florida Roadkill, he didn't know what he was doing.
So take a warped trip back in time as Dorsey reunites the living and the soon to be very dead in Triggerfish Twist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Triggerfish_Twist   (372 words)

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