If you are a member of MADD, a drug-abuse counselor, or a child protection worker, you might find “Electric Barracuda”, (HarperCollins, 2011), a little uncomfortable to read; but if you can set aside reality for a time and not take anything in this book seriously, it could prove to be an enjoyable, comical romp.
Self-appointed vigilante, Serge Storms, along with his perpetually stoned sidekick, Coleman, leads police on a wild chase thoughout Florida, while leaving a trail of corpses all along the way. Serge, with the help of various items from Home Depot (his favorite store), manages to think up novel ways to dispose of known criminals and other dregs of society he runs into in his travels. He lets the punishment fit the crime, in other words.
He also continues to elude police while visiting many of Florida’s off-the-beaten-path historical sites, educating Coleman and the reader with interesting tidbits about Florida’s colorful past.
I suppose I enjoyed this book, although in my opinion the way it wrapped up was a little weak. I think the author could have done better with that part. But Mr. Dorsey certainly has a vivid imagination and a gift for comedy that made for some amusing, even if a trifle absurd, reading.