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Bad Monkeys twists, turns, shifts, and shakes its way through the story of Jane Charlotte, a woman who claims to be a member of a clandestine organization dedicated to fighting evil known as the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. A gripping, witty, and hilariously bizarre story about lies, betrayal, and a secret world.
Recommended by David, Powells.com

"Ruff throws the reader some astounding curveballs, often necessitating the need to re-read and re-re-read some passages to make tentative sense of what's going on. In this way, Bad Monkeys pleasingly resembles cinematic brain corkscrews such as Memento and The Usual Suspects."
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

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Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder.

She says she's a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil. She says she's working with the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons — aka "Bad Monkeys."

Her confession lands her in the jail's psychiatric wing and earns her countless hours of poking, probing, and questioning by a professional. But is Jane crazy or lying?

Or is she playing a whole different game altogether?

Synopsis:

Jane Charlotte claims to be a member of a secret organization--the Bad Monkeys--devoted to ridding the world of especially evil people. As Jane's tale grows increasingly bizarre, a psychiatrist tries to sort truth from lies. Is she lying or crazy, or is her tale unbelievably true?

About the Author

Matt Ruff is the authorof the critically acclaimed novelsBad Monkeys, Set This House inOrder, Fool on the Hill, and Sewer,Gas & Electric. He lives in Seattle.

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paspa, December 10, 2010 (view all comments by paspa)
This book is a good light read. It's a mystery conspiracy with a touch of sci-fi and plenty of plot twists to keep the reader involved. Is Jane Charlotte really part of a mysterious crime fighting group or is she just delusional? And who are these bad monkeys? It's a fun trip to find out the answers. Just when you think you understand, things change.
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Shoshana, November 15, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Not a classic in the making, but a fun, quick read with a satisfying storyline and conclusion. Using science fiction conventions, Ruff tells a farcical story of intrigue and double-dealing, X-Files and Illuminati-style shadow organizations, and deeply pleasing paranoia. A good bathtub book, and a good gift for your conspiracy-minded friends.
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Nicole Beeler, September 18, 2008 (view all comments by Nicole Beeler)
Matt Ruff is an amazing author and this is by far my favorite book of his. Exciting, page-turning, unexpected twists and plot changes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061240423
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Ruff, Matt
Author:
by Matt Ruff
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Vigilantes
Subject:
Secret societies
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080812
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 5 x 0.64 in 8 oz

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Product details 256 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061240423 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Bad Monkeys twists, turns, shifts, and shakes its way through the story of Jane Charlotte, a woman who claims to be a member of a clandestine organization dedicated to fighting evil known as the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. A gripping, witty, and hilariously bizarre story about lies, betrayal, and a secret world.

"Staff Pick" by ,

"Ruff throws the reader some astounding curveballs, often necessitating the need to re-read and re-re-read some passages to make tentative sense of what's going on. In this way, Bad Monkeys pleasingly resembles cinematic brain corkscrews such as Memento and The Usual Suspects."

"Synopsis" by , Jane Charlotte claims to be a member of a secret organization--the Bad Monkeys--devoted to ridding the world of especially evil people. As Jane's tale grows increasingly bizarre, a psychiatrist tries to sort truth from lies. Is she lying or crazy, or is her tale unbelievably true?
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