Thursday, November 5, 2015

Insane City - Dave Barry

I was away on vacation in October and read several books that I need to catch up on.

Dave Barry is a journalist turned novelist out of Florida.  I like his zany sense of humor and the predicaments his characters bumble through.  This book is a story of a groom's (Seth) bachelor party and wedding preparation against that of a Haitian woman and her children trying to get to America.

The madcap hi jinks of Seth's buddies and the quirky characters he meets trying to get back to his wedding after a night of drunken revelry made me laugh out loud.  Seth is marrying a rich, gorgeous Wall Street type attorney with a millionaire Daddy who is none-to-pleased with his soon to be son-in-law.  All these "problems" are contrasted with the story of Laurette, a woman escaping from Haiti with her young children, left adrift in a boat of the shore of Florida and found bobbing near the beach by Seth as he wakes with a hangover.

Seth persists in doing what's right by Laurette despite the harassment of his father-in-law and disapproval of his wife-to-be.  Dave Barry is not all a funny man and makes some serious observations about what is really a problem in our lives.

Published:  2013  Read: October 2015  Genre: Humor

  • ISBN-13: 978-0425264720

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