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Bad Monkeys

Ruff, Matt (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Ruff, Matt
Title: Bad monkeys
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 230 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Matt Ruff
ISBN: 0061240419
9780061240416
Branch Call Number: FICTION RUFF
Subject Headings: Vigilantes Fiction Secret societies Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Authors, American
Vigilantes
Secret societies
LCCN: 2006052184
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Jane Charlotte claims to be a member of a secret organization — the Bad Monkeys — devoted to ridding the world of especially evil people. As Jane's tale grows increasingly bizarre, a psychiatrist tries to sort truth from lies. Is she lying or crazy, or is her tale unbelievably true?


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Jul 14, 2012
  • snkattk rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Mildly entertaining. a lot packed into 227 pages. Dexter Morgans meets Harry Potter meets the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo meets Men in Black = confusion. But hey, who doesn't love a superhuman chicks with guns fight.

Jun 20, 2012
  • andrewgraphics rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Mildly interesting novel of woman locked away explaining how she works for a super-secret organization that tries to rid the world of evil. Twists and turns, eventually leading nowhere.

Oct 14, 2011
  • jquickmsw rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ruff does dialogue as well as Elmore Leonard. Better, maybe. The premise is offbeat and intriguing (the young woman protagonist is a rule-breaker and sounds crazy -- but is she, really? You keep reading to find out...), and the writing is good. It'd be fun to see it made into a movie. You can't take it seriously, but I found it never boring, enjoyed it thoroughly

Feb 06, 2011
  • bokinney rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A fun read but ridiculous and, ultimately, pointless.

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