Big Trouble - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-3 Summary

Big Trouble, by Dave Barry, is a hilarious story of coincidence, crime, and new relationships. The novel carefully weaves encounters amongst the major characters in a humorous fashion, often relying on chance encounters and absurd situations to advance the story. In Chapter One, the reader first encounters Puggy, a homeless vagrant who winds up in Miami and enjoys it greatly, owing to a series of lucky circumstances, beginning with getting paid to participate in voting around the county. He encounters Snake and Eddie in the Jolly Jackal, who steal ten dollars from him and attack him when he tries to get it back. The bartender throws Eddie and Snake out, but Puggy is allowed to stay and drink free of charge after he saves the bartender from getting hurt by Snake. The owner gives him a job there as a result...

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