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Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
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Sep 06, 07

Recommended for: People who like Christopher Moore, Tom Robbins, and Matt Ruff
Read in September, 2007

Matt Ruff is one of my favorites. Fool on the Hill was Sci-Fi/fantasy with a college twist. Gas, Sewer, Electric for me fell a little short, seemed a little contrived, but was a good read. Set this House in Order was brilliant, adult, and a tad sad.

Bad Monkeys has elements of all three. It is a little more wry and witty ala Christopher Moore and Tom Robbins, but it also deals with some serious issues (mental health & child abuse). It's a fascinating read on many levels.

I thought the ending was, like GSE, a little contrived and rushed, but the first 80% of the book was great. It's well worth the money and the time to read.
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Christian Geoff,
I thought this book was not good. Fast read, entertaining, witty and funny. But, in the end, fundamentally flawed. Too much intelligence at the expense of the reader.


Quinn I think the end of the book was rushed on purpose, as it was trying to hint that maybe the whole thing wasn't real.


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