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Bad Monkeys: A Novel (P.S.) by Matt Ruff
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Bad Monkeys: A Novel (P.S.) (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Matt Ruff

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Title:Bad Monkeys: A Novel (P.S.)
Authors:Matt Ruff
Info:Harper Perennial (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Read 2010, Currently reading
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fun, crazy, english

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Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff (2007)

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This was interesting and compelling, but what he does to the reader at the end really prevents you from enjoying the book. The main character was playing a trick on everyone, including the reader, and because you like her so much, it really punches you in the gut when you find out she was playing you. It also go REAL weird near the end, and it felt forced, and then the author just wrapped it up by saying it was a simulation (having a double of yourself manipulate the world is fine, but you can't introduce concepts like that in the last four chapters and expect your readers to swallow it). ( )
  trinityM82 | Sep 2, 2018 |
I like books which like to frak with you. This book is never what it seems. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
One of the weirdest books I've every read. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
Fun ( )
  ellenuw | Jan 27, 2016 |
Compelling read, a page-turner (and I don't use that term lightly). ( )
  ronhenry | Nov 17, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061240419, Paperback)

Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder.

She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons—"Bad Monkeys" for short.

This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy—or playing a different game altogether. What follows is one of the most clever and gripping novels you'll ever read.

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Confessing that she is a member of a secret organization dedicated to assassinating bad guys, murder suspect Jane Charlotte lands in a psychiatric hospital, where she recounts her increasingly bizarre life as a trained killer.

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