When Elves Attack

When Elves Attack

A Joyous Christmas Greeting From the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State

Book - 2011
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Deranged serial killer Serge Storms delivers his special brand of Christmas Cheer in balmy Florida. By the best-selling author of Electric Barracuda. 75,000 first printing.


“The undisputed king of the comic crime novel.”
Providence Journal

Nobody does Florida weirdness quite like Tim Dorsey! Case in point: When Elves Attack, the New York Times bestselling author’s twisted Christmas present to his legion of adoring fans who can’t get enough of thrill-killer and Sunshine State historian Serge A. Storms, the most endearing psychopath since Dexter. Dorsey offers the perfect antidote for all those sappy feel-good holiday stories with this zany blockbuster extravaganza in which his wonderfully deranged serial killer Floridaphile delivers his special brand of Christmas cheer. More outrageous than Santa Claus in a Speedo, When Elves Attack serves up a Yuletide feast of the “pure gonzo humor” the New York Times Book Review enthusiastically attributes to this fearlessly funny writer. Think Bad Santa and National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, blend in Dorsey’s trademark appetite for destruction, and you’ve got hilarious crime fiction black comedy that anyone would be thrilled to discover stuffed in their Christmas stocking.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2011
ISBN: 9780062092847
Branch Call Number: M DORSEY
Characteristics: 192 p


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Jan 25, 2012

perhaps other commenter bbdavis would be interested to know that this is the 14th book in the series. "In reading, it is obvious that all the main characters have a past relationship with each other, but you never find out how and why. This is simply annoying." Maybe you should start with the first book in the series and work your way up. All of these books have been an absolute riot to read and I haven't been disappointed yet. They are a bit odd, but that's kind of the point. Read them for the humour and the kookiness, not for the twists and turns and clever plotlines.

Dec 26, 2011

This is an easy to read, but odd little book. The thing I most disliked is the author doesn't tie all the characters together. In reading, it is obvious that all the main characters have a past relationship with each other, but you never find out how and why. This is simply annoying. I also found the ending very anti-climatic.


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