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Big Trouble

4 Ratings: 3.3
by Dave Barry

A slapstick thriller set in Florida, featuring oddball characters. They include a homeless man who lives in a tree, a student with a squirt gun playing a game called Killer, a couple of real killers, and a terrorist with a nuclear bomb in a suitcase.

Author: Dave Barry
Genre: Mystery, Humor
Publisher: Berkley Trade
2 reviews about Big Trouble
review by . December 13, 2012
There's a man in the funny papers we all know, Big Dave, Big Bad Dave...Barry
This zany story takes place in the Coconut Grove section of Miami, Florida.      Two high school boys are playing a game called killer. The rules are to use their water gun and shoot a fellow student with a third student to confirm the 'kill.'      The target of this play 'kill' is Jenny Herk, the step-daughter of a man who is both a gambler and an embezzler. He picks the wrong people to attempt to steal from and a hit is place on him.   …
review by . August 07, 2010
   As a fan of the South Florida novel genre (think Hiaasen and Dorsey), I couldn't pass on reading Dave Barry's Big Trouble.  I can't resist the chance to escape into the world of inept criminals and off-the-wall personalities that seem to make up a significant portion of that population.  :)  I'm a bit surprised that I somehow let this one get by my radar for so long (originally published over ten years ago), but oh well.      Big Trouble …
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