Insane City by Dave Barry

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10 Critic Reviews

While the Groom Posse are standard fare from every bachelor-party film you’ve ever seen, the supporting cast is inspired insanity...Utterly familiar but funny.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why he’s still astonished that he’s on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and he’s survived! It should be easy going from now on.

But Seth has absolutely no idea what he’s about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan.

Seth’s hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…


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About Dave Barry

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DAVE BARRY's recent bestselling books include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far); and I'll Mature When I'm Dead. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.ALAN ZWEIBEL is an original Saturday Night Live writer, the winner of multiple Emmy Awards for his television work, the Thurber Prize for his novel The Other Shulman, and collaborator with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award–winning play 700 Sundays. He lives in Short Hills, New Jersey.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 353 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Nov 15 2012

While the Groom Posse are standard fare from every bachelor-party film you’ve ever seen, the supporting cast is inspired insanity...Utterly familiar but funny.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Nov 05 2012

...sly observations, well-delineated characters, and intricate plotting mesh perfectly...

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Candace Reed on Jan 28 2013

...a funny, emotional, and surprising race down the aisle.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Roz Shea on Feb 08 2013

Dave Barry lives, breathes and produces gonzo humor like no other.

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Washington Times

Below average
Reviewed by Kevin McFarland on Feb 18 2013

The blend of sophomoric humor and overdone wedding jokes is dispiriting.

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AV Club

Below average
Reviewed by Kevin McFarland on Feb 18 2013

Compared to the latest Janet Evanovich or John Grisham offerings destined for airport bookshelves, Insane City is a decent comedic companion for a few hours on a flight to, say, Orlando. But somewhere in the past decade, Barry grew complacent...

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Christian Science Monitor

Above average
Reviewed by Ben Frederick on Feb 07 2012

“Insane City” is wildly entertaining book. I ripped through it, and by the end I was exhausted. It might not be the next great American novel, but it made me laugh, which I'm pretty sure it was supposed to do.

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Denver Post

Above average
Reviewed by Claire Martin on Feb 03 2013

It's easy to see how smoothly "Insane City" would make the transition into a movie. Dave Barry's dialogue is smart, fast and funny.

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North Jersey

Below average
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Feb 06 2013

The transition between the humor and Laurette... proves a bit jarring...

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Salty Eggs

Excellent
Reviewed by Shannon Sharpe on Feb 01 2013

This all sounds ridiculous, because it is. And that’s what makes it great.

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