For Father’s Day I’ve chosen a book from a series that might appeal more to Dads out there. The Pope of Palm Beach is the latest in Dorsey’s Serge Storms series. Set in Florida, Serge and his sidekick Coleman are travelling through the state on a Literary tour. Irreverent and funny Serge is a character that has no comparison. A historian with a love of stories and books he has a tendency towards a redneck sense of justice and a leaning towards being a full blown serial killer.
This isn’t a book that you can just dip in and out of. The first part alternates between a historic story of surfing and friendship and the modern day book tour of the dastardly duo. You need to pay attention to the time lines and situations or its easy to find yourself a little lost. It is only when the stories tie together in the second part that you realise where Dorsey has been going on some of these tales.
Ultimately this is one of those marmite series that you will either love or hate. Serge and his love of plaid will either leave you cold or laughing out loud. If you are looking for something a bit different with a real flavour of Florida give this a go.
Supplied by Net Galley and Farrago in exchange for an honest review.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.