Big Trouble

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Thorndike Press, Dec 1, 2000 - Fiction - 311 pages
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In his career, Dave Barry has done just about everything -- written bestselling nonfiction, won a Pulitzer Prize, seen his life turned into a television series. And now, at last, he has made the transition to novelist . . . and done it with a style and an inventiveness that establish that, yes, he is very good at that, too. With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observation, rich characters, and a plot with more twists that the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

2.5 ? rounded up to 3 Two teens playing a water gun game get caught up in some Miami underworld criminals's way, along with a pleasantly drunk vagrant and a lovely teen stepdaughter to a crook, and ... Read full review

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Big Trouble reminds me of the movie Scary Movie, due to the strict policy of making jokes while keeping the plot moving. The first half of Big Trouble was very funny, the latter half not at all. The ... Read full review


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Dave Barry was born in Armonk, New York on July 3, 1947. He received an English degree from Haverford College in 1969. His early attempts at small-town journalism for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, were directed towards local matters, such as zoning and sewage. In 1975, he briefly attempted to teach business writing to business people. Since then, he has worked as a professional humorist. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is the author of numerous fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books. His novels include Big Trouble, Tricky Business, Lunatics, and Insane City. His nonfiction works include Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States, I'll Mature When I'm Dead, You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About, and Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry. His young adult books include the Starcatchers series and the Never Land series. Dave Barry's title, Best. State. Ever, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.

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