Thursday, May 29, 2008

Book ~ "Bad Monkeys" (2007) Matt Ruff

From www.bymattruff.com ~ In a holding cell in the psychiatric wing of a prison, a psychologist is interviewing inmate, Jane Charlotte. She’s been charged with homicide. Although she does not deny it, she weaves an outrageous story about the circumstances surrounding the murder. She claims to be working for a secret organization devoted to fighting evil with an array of fantastical weapons, including a gun that, depending on the setting, can induce a heart attack, a stroke, or a coma. Jane details her initial contact with the organization when she was a teenager, her “lost years” as a homeless drug addict, and her eventual work for the division dubbed Bad Monkeys, which targets and eliminates “irredeemable persons.”

A different kind of book than I usually read but it sounded interesting.

For the most part, I enjoyed the writing style. It was farfetched (at times too much) but I stuck with it to the end.

If you are into science fiction, you may enjoy it. I'm not really and I was looking forward to it to end.

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