Review

Big Trouble

by Dave Barry



Fans of Dave Barry's newspaper columns and humor collections will
not be disappointed with this, his first foray into full-length
fiction. Indeed, even those who have never read the Pulitzer
prize-winning humorist will enjoy this hurricane of a story that
swirls around Miami, carrying along a cast of characters that
includes a crooked businessman, a couple of back street lowlifes, a
pair of New Jersey wise guys, and the protagonist, a frustrated
journalist-turned-advertising man who appears to be modeled after
Barry himself.

The humor is classic Dave Barry, but with a new edge. This is
genuine crime fiction in the spirit of writers like Janet
Evanovich, Harlan Coben, and Barry's Miami Herald colleague,
Carl Hiaasen; writers who expertly mix mirth and menace. Barry's
bad guys do bad things, and there's enough tension and danger to
satisfy the serious cops-and-robbers fan. Do yourself a big favor
and read BIG TROUBLE.

Reviewed by Bob Rhubart on January 21, 2011

Big Trouble
by Dave Barry

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2001
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • ISBN-10: 0425184129
  • ISBN-13: 9780425184127