Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

First sentence:

"It's a room an uninspired playwright might conjure while staring at a blank page: White walls."


Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder.

She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons—"Bad Monkeys" for short.

This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy—or playing a different game altogether. What follows is one of the most clever and gripping novels you'll ever read.

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this quirky, amusing book about good, evil, reality and fiction. I especially liked Jane's interactions with her instructors.

Date read: 6/2/2012
Book #: 22
Challenges: Off the Shelf Challenge 2012, A-Z Challenge 2012
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fiction

ISBN-10: 0061240419
ISBN-13: 9780061240416
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2007
# of pages: 227
Binding: Paperback
LibraryThing page

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