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Manic Monday

(Dane Monday #1)

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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Dane Monday deals with weird stuff. Mad scientists, sorcerers, robots, time-travelling cats, cyborgs learning the concept of love, and more. Whether it's a death ray, a doomsday ritual, or simply magic gone wrong, Dane Monday is there to stop them. He's even got a rogue's gallery of megalomaniacal villains who want revenge. Armed only with his wits, some reluctant allies, ...more
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Published (first published May 3rd 2015)
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Tony
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just Plain Fun

I had no idea there was this much fun in discovering a new favorite author. While bits sand Bob feel familiar, don't trust that feeling. New Avalon has become a literary sanctuary city for me. I can hardly wait for my next visit.
John
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A seriously fun read. This book is a mash-up of various tropes from sci-fi, thriller to urban fantasy all the while simultaneously maintaining a single plot and being a parody of all those genres. Especially the mad-genius/take over/destroy the world. Dane Monday is on a mission from “somebody/something” to save the city using only his wits, extreme caffeine addiction, scavenged parts, random allies and liberal usage of deus ex machina. It also helps that every bad guy wants to monologue for twe ...more
Leticia
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.75 Stars
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I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Mad scientist’s hell bent on world domination? Death rays? A protagonist akin to Constantine (the show, not the movie) and the Doctor (10th and 11th)? Sharp tongued companions? The giving of a Christmas Ham? Yes! Yes! Yasss!

In the beginning of this book, I did struggle to get a feel for the novel and for the characters but as soon as Abby wa
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Erik
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was just a lot of fun. If you're looking for a complicated plot or character development...this is not that book. This is a clever, fast-paced funny book, a simple concept very well executed.

Dane Monday is essentially a Saturday morning cartoon hero, and his main foe similarly cartoonish (all I could think was Dr. Drakken from Kim Possible). Based on that, the book sounds like a Young Adult novel, or maybe a spoof.

This isn't a YA book, though. Largely because every other character is
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Catherine Griffin
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The city of New Avalon has more than its fair share of evil geniuses, from mad scientists to crazed occultists, and only Dane Monday stands between them and world domination.

Dane Monday (no relation to Dane Curse) is over-caffeinated, over-enthusiastic, and fearless to the point of idiocy. He makes a vocation of thwarting evil plans, whether they take the form of killer robots or demon-summoning cults. Explosions are often involved. In this story, he teams up with wannabe-reporter Abby to invest
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Elizabeth
This easy-going read pays homage to Doctor Who and his companions and a bit of the SyFy show Eureka, with sprinklings of amazing technology and a smattering of magic. Dane Monday takes upon himself the constant protection of New Avalon, a city with a quirky history and complicated present. He keeps the arcane out of public view of the mundane. And in the process, he finds a young, doting female sidekick to help him succeed with his missions.

Bordering on the absurd, this geeky adventure runs the
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Kevin
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining

Honestly Dennis Liggio is far from the best author I have read but I truly think he has hit on to something with New Avalon. Sure the books could be better but Damon are they entertaining. Can't wait to read more.
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Dennis Liggio is the author of sixteen books, including I KILL MONSTERS, the DAMNED LIES series, THE LOST AND THE DAMNED, and the books set in the city of New Avalon. He is a veteran of the game industry, enjoys long walks on the beach while thumbing through tomes of unspeakable evil, and rumor has it that if you say his name three times in front of a mirror at midnight he will appear and give you ...more

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