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Meet Tommy Martini, the monk with an anger management problem. Since killing somebody with a single punch is not a needed talent in a monastery, he spends his time praying, meditating, and taking his anger management medicine. But his meditations are interrupted by a legacy from his uncle, a crooked priest. Arriving in a New Age Arizona town to claim his inheritance, Broth ...more
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Expected publication: August 31st 2021 by Blackstone Publishing
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Carolyn Walsh
May 22, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I wish to thank NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for an early copy of this much-anticipated book in return for an honest review. This was a bizarre story that reminded me of old pulp fiction with more sexual activity and gore. From early reviews, I expected humour but found this only present in the absurdity of the grotesque situations. It was well-written, and I believe the author accomplished his goal, but this book is not for everyone.

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Genevieve  Paquette
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
What better way to spend Easter weekend than with a monk in need of anger management? Felonious Monk was expertly written. The pacing was perfect. The characters were, I don't want to say quirky, but... quirky? Slightly absurd but also believable? And just about everyone was morally ambiguous, at best. The titular monk, we discover at the start, has no real vocation, entering the order as a penance for something he did in a fit of rage. That rage, and his attitude for violence, comes in very han ...more
Doug Yonce
May 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
This story is definitely character driven in their words, thoughts, and actions. With enough twists to keep you guessing, the added benefit of humor is welcomed. I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher and voluntarily provided an honest review.
Nicholas Kaufmann
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sharp as a razor, wryly humorous, and bursting with breathless action, Felonious Monk is William Kotzwinkle at the top of his game. If you've never read him before, this is a great place to start! ...more
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William Kotzwinkle is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Prix Litteraire des Bouquinistes des Quais de Paris, the PETA Award for Children's Books, and a Book Critics Circle award nominee. His work has been translated into dozens of languages. ...more

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