Bad Monkeys

Bad Monkeys

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061240416
0061240419
Branch Call Number: RUFF
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 24 cm.

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KaiteS_KCMO Oct 17, 2016

A slim, speedy, intricately plotted book with elements of a caper novel and an arch sense of humor. Jane Charlotte is part of a secret government group that eliminates "bad monkeys" in unusual ways. Jane's conundrum? She doesn't know if SHE is one of the "bad monkeys" or not.

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stewartf82
Feb 02, 2016

Read this book for the quality of the action sequences alone.

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snkattk
Jul 14, 2012

Mildly entertaining. a lot packed into 227 pages. Dexter Morgans meets Harry Potter meets the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo meets Men in Black = confusion. But hey, who doesn't love a superhuman chicks with guns fight.

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andrewgraphics
Jun 20, 2012

Mildly interesting novel of woman locked away explaining how she works for a super-secret organization that tries to rid the world of evil. Twists and turns, eventually leading nowhere.

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jquickmsw
Oct 14, 2011

Ruff does dialogue as well as Elmore Leonard. Better, maybe. The premise is offbeat and intriguing (the young woman protagonist is a rule-breaker and sounds crazy -- but is she, really? You keep reading to find out...), and the writing is good. It'd be fun to see it made into a movie. You can't take it seriously, but I found it never boring, enjoyed it thoroughly

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bokinney
Feb 06, 2011

A fun read but ridiculous and, ultimately, pointless.

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