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by Dave Barry

ePub Tricky Business download
Author:
Dave Barry
ISBN13:
978-0749933883
ISBN:
0749933887
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Publisher:
Piatkus; New Ed edition (2003)
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Subcategory:
Contemporary
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1748 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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640

Tricky Business book. I LOVED Dave Barry's Big Trouble (puerile, yes; hilarious, YES!) so naturally I was eager to read his Tricky Business.

Tricky Business book. It was more coherently plotted, but I don't go to Dave Barry for plot. There was less by way of non-stop humor, but more by way of non-stop obscenity (I know, I know - Barry warned me in the in his "Acknowledgements and Warning"). Plus some gratuitous salaciousness and a truly unpleasant instance of sadistic violence.

Tricky Business is my third foray into Dave Barry's South Florida. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although this one featured a lot more violence than Insane City. Just when you think the plot can't get anymore outrageous, Barry throws the reader another screwball

Tricky Business is my third foray into Dave Barry's South Florida. Just when you think the plot can't get anymore outrageous, Barry throws the reader another screwball. I particularly appreciate his use of the Epilogue to wrap up loose ends. There are no end to the improbable characters he creates, but I particularly enjoyed the band, "Johnny and the Contusions " and their revenge song protocol

Dee Dee Holdscomb sat next to him, wearing a purple silk bathrobe and studying her fingernails. Do you like this color? she asked, holding her hands out to Tarant, nails up.

Dee Dee Holdscomb sat next to him, wearing a purple silk bathrobe and studying her fingernails with a little more red in i. .Tarant looked at her. What do I give a shit? he said, speaking for the entire male gender. I was just asking, Dee Dee said. On the TV, the NewsPlex Nine co-anchors were frowning so hard that it looked like their heads were going to implode

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom.

David McAlister Barry (born July 3, 1947) is an American author and columnist who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comic novels.

Автор: Barry, Dave Название: Tricky Business Издательство: Random . Описание: Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time.

Описание: Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time.

Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs. Dave Barry Is from Mars AND Venus. A Berkley Book, published by arrangement with the author. Dave Barry Turns 50. Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway. Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down. This is a work of fiction. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission. The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law.

Narrated by Dick Hill. The Extravaganza of the Seas is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the.

A New York Times BestsellerThe Extravaganza of the Seas is a 5,000-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. On board one night, a wildly diverse group of people find themselves in the middle of a tropical storm.

Dave Barry follows his acclaimed debut novel, Big Trouble, with a book that leads readers into a crazy complexity of money laundering, drug dealing, murder, sex, violence, hijacking, and undercover work-not to mention barbs aimed at overbearing mothers, corrupt officials, inept authorities and, of course, the American crime novel itself. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Extravaganza of the Seas is a 5,000-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. Travelling this trip are Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress, desperate for something to go right for a change; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are, well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Centre; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies with names like Tark and Kaz whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or...something.
  • I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I knew Barry could be hilarious in his essays, but I had never read any of his fiction. I picked the book to fill a square in the Bingo game run every summer by Books on the Nightstand. I needed an author born in the same year I was. My choices were Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Temple Grandin, and Dave Barry. I'm running out of time, so I picked the Barry book because it was short and cheap. I discovered that it is also very, very funny. I actually laughed out loud a couple of times. Apparently Barry's humor skills translate very well into fiction.

    In a riff on the Ship-of-Fools trope, a gambling ship takes on an assortment of quirky characters, including drug smugglers, burned-out cover band members, senile citizens, an undercover cop, a costumed mascot, and assorted zombie slot-machine slaves. Chaos and hilarity ensue.

    A fun summer read that puts me one square closer to my ambition of completing a blackout card. Four books to go before the Labor Day cutoff.

  • Tricky Business is my third foray into Dave Barry's South Florida. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although this one featured a lot more violence than Insane City. Just when you think the plot can't get anymore outrageous, Barry throws the reader another screwball. I particularly appreciate his use of the Epilogue to wrap up loose ends. There are no end to the improbable characters he creates, but I particularly enjoyed the band, "Johnny and the Contusions " and their revenge song protocol. Once again I found myself laughing out loud, which proved problematic since I read in bed while my wife tries to sleep!

  • In his second novel, Dave Barry has taken his readers out to sea for a fast-paced action yarn that is as funny as it is exciting.
    �Tricky Business� is a real ensemble story about a casino ship out of Miami that is used to launder money and traffic in narcotics, unbeknownst to the patrons or most of the staff. On the day this story takes place (all in one day -- difficult to do and keep it exciting, but Barry does it), the ship is going out into Tropical Storm Hector, despite all safety warnings to the contrary, because of a shipment of drugs and cash too big to let go. The characters include a musician with a crush on a cocktail waitress, a pair of old men who just want out of their retirement home, a captain who wanted to give up a life of crime, a man in a giant pink conch costume, some stupid criminals, some smart criminals and the crew of a TV news station that suffer a freak chain of events I suspect many of us here on the Gulf Coast secretly wish would happen to REAL news anchors when they start scaremongering and stupid reporting whenever a storm hits.
    Like Barry�s first novel, �Big Trouble,� the dialogue and descriptions take a plot that would work just as well in a hardcore drama and make it a good, lighthearted comedy that has a real sweetness to it at the end. Fans of Dave Barry, the funniest columnist in America, are probably lining up for this book already, but fans of a good action comedy will enjoy it too.

  • WAY darker and far less amusing that Big Trouble or Lunatics or any of Barry's other books. Still a good read but you could not share this one with your teenagers. It actually feels like a little Stephen King snuck in in places.

  • I'm a big Dave Barry fan. I rarely miss his weekly column, and have read many of his "non-fiction" books prior to his first novel, "Big Trouble", which I thoroughly enjoyed. So it was with great anticipation that I looked forward to the release of Tricky Business. I was only mildly disappointed. "Tricky Business" was slicker - more skillfully written - than "Trouble", but it has a darker, more ominous tone than Barry's typical writing. While has Barry succeeded in pulling off this slight divergence from his usual course, it comes at some expense to trademark wry wit and insightful observations of the dumb things people do. As in much of Barry's work, southern Florida (richy justified) bears the brunt of his light sarcasm. And the cast of characters, while memorable, is not up to par with the zany misfits and malcontents from Big Trouble. While "Business" will evoke many chuckles, I didn't find myself laughing out loud as I usually do when reading Dave Barry.
    In the final analysis, though, this is a darkly humorous book that is worth the time and money. Longtime Barry fans will find enough of the master to hold interest, while the uninitiated may find Tricky Business has an acceptable alternative to Carl Hiaasen.

  • Unabridged audio.
    This time around Dave Barry's rag-tag bunch of characters all have one thing in common. They will all be passengers or hired help on a casino boat that will float about three miles off the coast of Florida. As usual there is a wide assortment of characters. There are a couple old folks who escaped a retirement home, a band called 'Johnny and the Contusions' whose main goal is to be high, drug runners, cocktail waitress's and a few others. All play a major role in this laugh out loud story.
    The reader, Dick Hill, is a very talented voice actor. From his mobster voice to his old man voice, the inflections put forth are truly hilarious.
    Highly recommended.

  • Great humor, great plot, great characters. Twists and turns that keeps you laughing and unable to put it down. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next book.

  • Darker than Barry's other novels (Big Trouble and Insane City), but as always, still a lot of fun.