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Rise of the Monkey Lord

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Bob is a weary copy shop manager with a secret shame. He is being chased by a thousand angry monkeys. A man with his face wants him to help take over the world. Author Jay Smith spins a darkly comedic tale of adventure and RPG fantasy in a world ruled by a ruthless Monkey Lord.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published June 6th 2005 by ZebraPix
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William Herr
Jun 20, 2014 William Herr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book which was written for children of the 60's, 70's, and 80's--most notably those whose experience included a much maligned, yet thoroughly addictive obsession called Role Playing games. If you have never played a table-top RPG (and no, MMORPG's do not count), you will likely neither understand the references nor derive the nuanced message at the heart of this book. That would be a shame, because the message is profound.

Jay Smith asks, "What if none of it was ever real?", and he asks
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John Drew
Feb 14, 2012 John Drew rated it really liked it
Jay's book reminds me of a cross between Clerks and D&D. I have never have read a work where character descriptions are so vivid, you can easily imagine such a person in your own life. Maybe it's because I role play, but this was a great read.
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Jay Smith is an award-winning author, audio dramatist, and podcaster responsible for the acclaimed audio horror series HG World and the pulp super-heroine radio serial Hidden Harbor Mysteries. He also adapted fantasy author Ed Greenwood's first novel in the Hellmaw series Your World is Doomed! for full cast audio production.

Jay's other works include the short story collection Seven til Sunrise, t
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