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Latex Monkey with Banana

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Paperback, 233 pages
Published November 21st 2002 by 21st Century Publishing
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Vince
Apr 30, 2012 Vince rated it really liked it
This book is a wild thriller. Sharkey Doremino has two things on his mind playing sax and having sex. Bits of his past intertwine with just about every criminal activity known to man going on around him propeling him into a murder mystery or 10. Characters drop like flys and Sharkey gets in deeper and deeper. The book has more twists and turns than your average detective story and it makes for an enjoyable read. For me the most enjoyable part of the book is that there is not to many redeemable c ...more
Jessica
Sep 26, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it
If you can get past the mildly cheesy nature of this latino noir novel, it is really very interesting and worth reading. It is a story incorporating different Hispanic cultures, drug trading, human trading and of course a love story. I was skeptical at first so I was pleasantly surprised when this turned into a book I could not put down and finished in one day.
M.L.
Oct 12, 2012 M.L. rated it really liked it
I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads. I entered the drawing because I loved the quirky title! I had no idea what to expect but I found that Latex Monkey with Bananas was a fun read. It moved along at a fast pace and was a great mystery story. Sharkey is a musician that has a problem - everyone around him keeps getting dead! Following the roller coaster ride that he goes on trying to figure out who is killing all his friends is wild! Add to that the cast of characters and this ...more
Destiny Esper
May 17, 2012 Destiny Esper rated it really liked it
*** First Reads winner from Goodreads ***

So, I loved this book. It's a bit cheesy and stereotypical at some points, but I think it's thrilling and provocative in all the right ways. What I liked most about the book was the cultural twist thrown in there. If you're familiar with various Latino/a communities, it's easy to catch on to a lot of things. I really liked it.
Andd Becker
Sep 13, 2012 Andd Becker rated it really liked it
This well-written Latino noir book is populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, each contributing to the cultural setting. The book is a character study of a man whose lifestyle and life goals are well-defined.
The author succeeds in alternating present tense narration with past tense accounts.
I received this book free through the goodreads FIRST READS program.
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