Bad Monkeys

February 13, 2008 at 8:30 pm (book review) (, )

I picked this book up because it is 1) bright yellow 2) taller and narrower that average 3) and a great title, Bad Monkeys ( by Matt Ruff). The first page pretty much hooked me. We meet Jane Charlotte who has been arrested for murder and claims to be part of a secret government organization called – Bad Monkeys. They find evil people, and kill them.The writing is vaguely reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut in the treatment of the mundane as surreal. From the beginning, you are never quite sure what is true and who is speaking the truth and the last few pages have so many twist and turns that I had to reread them to keep the story straight. An engaging, surreal romp.

Matt Ruff

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