Orange Crush

Tim Dorsey, Author
Tim Dorsey, Author William Morrow & Company $25 (292p) ISBN 978-0-06-018577-0
Reviewed on: 07/01/2001
Release date: 07/01/2001
Florida politics get roundly skewered in Tim Dorsey's (Hammerhead Ranch Hotel) Orange Crush, a relentless farce about the battle for the Sunshine State's governorship between Republican incumbent Marlon Conrad and Democratic underdog Gomer Tatum. Conrad, completely beholden to special-interest groups, seems like a shoo-in, but an epiphany for Conrad when his reserve unit is posted to the Balkans changes everything. Would-be assassins, spin doctors, scandalmongers, bloodthirsty journalists, lobbyists and at least one serial killer (Dorsey regular Serge E. Storms) are along for the wild ride. Thoroughly cynical and over-the-top from the prologue to the ""note on the type,"" it will produce laughs under many a beach umbrella. ( July 10)
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