INSANE CITY by Dave Barry

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Seth can’t believe he is marrying Tina.  More specifically, he can’t believe Tina wants to marry him, and he can’t believe that the wedding (the insane wedding that Tina’s family has been spending millions of hours and dollars planning) is in just two days.  As he arrives in Miami, all Seth wants is a nice, simple bachelor’s party—not too much booze, and definitely no strippers.  So how does he end up in a pimp’s car with a snake handler’s girlfriend and an angry orangutan trying to rescue some illegal Haitian immigrants from the clutches of his fiancé’s billionaire father’s thugs?  Well, it is Miami. . . .

The title pretty much says it all.  This is a reasonably suspenseful novel in which a whole lot of random, silly, absurd, unbelievable, insane things happen.  As is typical of Dave Barry’s writing, the novel is funny and definitely light.  I never got completely invested in it (it didn’t keep me turning pages the way many of Dave Barry’s books do).  But it was entertaining, and readers who like his style of comedy will certainly enjoy it.

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