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The Road to Key West

The Road to Key West The Road to Key West is an adventurous humorous sojourn that cavorts its way through the s Caribbean from Key West and the Bahamas to Cuba and Central America In August of Kansas Stamps an

The Road to Key West is an adventurous humorous sojourn that cavorts its way through the 1970s Caribbean, from Key West and the Bahamas, to Cuba and Central America.In August of 1971, Kansas Stamps and Will Bell set out to become nothing than commercial divers in the Florida Keys, but adventure, or misadventure, seems to dog them at every turn They encounter a paradeThe Road to Key West is an adventurous humorous sojourn that cavorts its way through the 1970s Caribbean, from Key West and the Bahamas, to Cuba and Central America.In August of 1971, Kansas Stamps and Will Bell set out to become nothing than commercial divers in the Florida Keys, but adventure, or misadventure, seems to dog them at every turn They encounter a parade of bizarre characters, from part time pirates and heartless larcenists, to Voodoo bokors, a wacky Jamaican soothsayer, and a handful of drug smugglers Adding even flavor to this Caribbean brew is a complicated romance, a lost Spanish treasure, and a pre antediluvian artifact created by a distant congregation who truly under stood the term, pyramid power.Pour yourself a margarita, sit back, and slide into the 70s for a while as you follow Kansas and Will through this cocktail of madcap adventures on The Road To Key West.

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About Author

  1. Michael Reisig says:
    Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for 15 years He is a former newspaper editor and publisher, an award winning columnist, and a best selling novelist He is the author of six novels His works have been optioned for motion pictures, sold to overseas publishers, and produced in CD, audio, and e book format He has been featured in magazines such as Writer s Digest and Southern Living, and in numerous newspapers across the country Reisig was born in Enid, Oklahoma, in 1948 The first son of a military family, he was raised in Europe and California before moving to Florida He attended high school and college in the Tampa Bay area After graduating from college, he relocated to the Florida Keys, establishing a commercial diving business in which he served as the company pilot, traveling extensively throughout the southern hemisphere, diving, treasure hunting, and adventuring From there he turned to journalism, putting many of his experiences into the pages of his novels and columns, going on to manage, then own newspapers He presently resides in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas where he fishes and hunts and writes his novels, and occasionally escapes to the Caribbean for another adventure.

Comment 278 on “The Road to Key West

  1. John Cunningham says:
    Just finished The Road to Key West Very fun road, indeed Kansas and Will were creative and fearless, and the many antagonists whom continuously tormented them all came together in an exciting conclusion on Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.The many different adventures the boys either pursued or found themselves embroiled in produced a string of vignettes that tightened into a Gordian knot of excitement The plot was a combination of Buffett s Where is Joe Merchant and Hiaasen s early character [...]

  2. Tracy says:
    Reading this book was so much fun I read this on my way to and from Key West, making it even relatable The story takes place in the 70 s The author has a way of taking you right back to that time The two main characters are a real hoot The crazy things that happen to them and the people they get involved with had me laughing out loud I would compare his writing to Bob Morris and Carl Hiaasen The author should make a movie from this story with the right director and actors it would make one hell [...]

  3. Michelle Kaeding says:
    Extremely entertainingIf you can suspend your disbelief, this book is a rollicking good time and I couldn t put it down till the finish.

  4. Pjak says:
    Absolutely a blast to read True, it does stretch the imagination with some of the tales but, that makes it exciting The humor used describing the incredible adventures just makes this fun to read I was laughing aloud The descriptions of the Keys of the past just ring true as do the attempts to capture the beauty of the sand and sea in words Read it

  5. Ronnie Thomas says:
    I loved this book I will be seeking out the rest of the series as well I thought it was well written and I loved the adventure.

  6. Cyndi Goff says:
    If you can get past the ridiculous, it s quite funny Those familiar with the Florida Keys will appreciate the setting.

  7. Mark says:
    Oh to have been thereFor anyone who dreams of the Keys as they used to be A story full of pirates, lawyers and other shady characters that give the Keys their uniqueness.

  8. Wayne says:
    Funny and adventurousI love the FL Keys anyway, so this was a very enjoyable read I recommend it to all Good read

  9. Kalisha Fleischmann says:
    Great adventure, fun read Love the predicaments the two main characters find themselves in Well written, engaging, a few minor typos, but a fun read that d be great for a weekend at the beach or a Floridan vacation.

  10. Stanley McShane says:
    It s no secret I m a Michael Reisig fan beginning with his Caribbean Gold series, The Treasure of Tortuga and The Treasure of Time The Road to Key West being the first in his Key West series set in the 70s, features Kansas Stamps and Will Bell, and sets the stage for a run at the misadventures of these two would be straight shooting heroes The story is related first person through Kansas.Life can take you on some mysterious roads and it s interesting how one road leads inevitably to another twi [...]

  11. Jim says:
    I really wanted to like this book after reading the fabulous reviews While the book is certainly entertaining, the author is trying to be a cross between Jimmy Buffett Where is Joe Merchant and Carl Hiassen The result is OK, but far from memorable There are some pretty glaring mistakes referencing something like being on crack in a story set in the early 1970s is just one example Constant allusions to a mysterious person fitting the description of Jimmy Buffett only underscored the fact that it [...]

  12. Regina says:
    A wonderful Caribbean adventure story told with careful character development and beautiful descriptive language, particularly when describing the Keys wonderful reefs and spectacular sunsets It is a page turner at times, but never at the sacrifice of comical moments strewn throughout, often appearing in the form of amusing sarcasm that the reader comes to appreciate and expect Throughout the tale, the reader grows to love the two main characters, as if they are close friends rather than book ch [...]

  13. Robert Lovell says:
    I found The Road to Key West on for free I am one of those whose soul cries out for mother ocean so I picked up the book.I found it an extremely pleasant read The humor is a bit understated, but will make you chuckle from time to time The pace is kept up fairly well from page to page You will find yourself rooting for Will and Kansas.If you are looking for life lessons in a book, look elsewhere If you are looking for a fun, quick, easy read, Pick this one up.You will not be disappointed

  14. Margaret says:
    The first book in a series but the second book in that series that I read This book introduces Kansas and Will, graduates of St Petersburg Junior College in the early 1970s who embark on an adventure that leads them to a career in the Florida Keys in the tropical fish industry It also leads them into mighty adventures of treasure hunting, alien cultural artifacts, a host of enemies, and true love happily ever after This book takes them to out islands of Cay Sal in the Bahamas and some islands we [...]

  15. Shannon Brennan says:
    Some of it s magic, Some of it s tragic But they had a good life all the way An incredible story of friendship and adventure set in the 1970 s Caribbean Michael Reisig writes from the perspective of a current day Kansas Stamps telling the tales of his youth, tales that his grandchildren would probably never believe Throughout this book I was reminded of Jimmy Buffett lyrics Back on the Road to Key West brings to mind a Jimmy Buffett esque song, only on steroids.

  16. James Frederick says:
    This book was something completely different than I expected It crosses MANY different genres and is hard to nail down It was fun and very entertaining, though, and had LOTS of twists and turns There were times when it was too far out to suspend disbelief There were other parts that read like it could be a true story I have not decided whether to pick up one of the later books in the series, because I am not sure how much can be done with these characters But this one was enough fun that I migh [...]

  17. Chuck Shenk says:
    Fun Adventure s in Key West and BeyondThis is a great summer read Lots of eccentric characters, and numerous hilarious adventures keep the book moving for a nice break from serious works There are many setups and coincidences that make for fun fiction in interesting locales This is a quick read, and if you like it there are three in the series It can be read as a stand alone, however.

  18. Glady says:
    Road to Key West is absolutely ridiculous in its plot yet still somewhat entertaining Our two young heroes, Kansas and Will, graduate from college with no clear direction They make their way to Key West for the plentiful diving, women and alcohol.Pirates, drug runners, and assorted nefarious criminals cross their path in one implausible adventure after another Of course there are lovely ladies to charmed and rescued and loved.

  19. Drew says:
    Funny Funny book I was laughing out loud in a number of places If you re looking for something to take your mind of the every day and put you in a place where its warm then this is your book The main characters are likable if not your typical move to the key 20 something s, and the villains are just that Some of the stuff that takes place feels like it could really happen to someone and other parts are pure fantasy, but still fun I would definitely recommend this

  20. Jeff Benham says:
    I started out only giving it 3 stars The story is told by Kansas about him and his friend Will about their early years in Key West in the 70s The situations they get into and out of are hilarious and you will not find a interesting bunch of bad guys anywhere This is spit out your beer funny.

  21. Mark says:
    This is a book to enjoy sitting under a palm tree with cool drink close by The stories are those you can understand if you spent time in the islands when you were young, or if you traveled and had adventures when you were young The Road To Key West takes you to the Conch Republic as it was in the 1970 s, and still is, to some extent, today.

  22. Pat Davis says:
    Entertaining ReadThis is a cleverly written book of bizarre adventures with laugh out loud moments, an array of characters and beautiful descriptions of Key West and the Caribbean A delightful read in all respects

  23. jodie weimer says:
    Wow what a awesome readWow what a awesome readvery exciting always anothersurprise and so much drama the characters all added spice can t wait to read of Michael Reisig work

  24. Robert C. smith says:
    Action, Creativity Action Revising begins on a humorous fast paced action and never lets up through to the end Surely an adventure to top all adventures, to include so many in homeboy is a gift well worth reading.

  25. Betty says:
    An adventure full of action and laughsThis book was hilarious I laughed out loud in the wee hours of the morning Each page tempted me to keep reading until I was done Can t wait to download number 2 in the series you won t regret reading THE ROAD TO KEY WEST.

  26. Roy Rutledge says:
    The Road To Key WestVery entertaining, some of the conversations are a laugh a minute Another book that you can t put down until you are finished Now on to the next in the series.

  27. Helen Vermaak says:
    Adventure tale to delight and amuse The Keys and its unique characters faithfully and beautifully drawn Part travelogue, part storyetely delightful I shall definitely be looking out books by this author.

  28. Vicky says:
    As stated on the cover a Caribbean adventure What seemed to be a series of short stories evolved into repeating characters and a story that was well put together I particularly enjoyed the friendship between Kansas and Will It seemed like a friendship I would have.

  29. MaryAnne Massey says:
    Fun timesMr Reisig knows how to tell a jolly good tale with some very nice prose, to boot Follow Will and Kansas on their madcap adventures while they bank stories to enthrall their future grandchildren since they know no one else would ever believe them.

  30. Denise Kean says:
    Great book Great book I loved this book Key West is a very special place to me, and the adventures of Kansas and Will set in the Keys were wonderful would recommend it to everyone

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