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Bad Monkeys (Paperback)

Author:  Matt Ruff
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061240427
ISBN-13: 9780061240423
Sku: 206196104
Publish Date: 8/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 4.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  230
Age Range:  NA
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Confessing that she is a member of a secret organization dedicated to assassinating bad guys, murder suspect Jane Charlotte lands in a psychiatric hospital, where she recounts her increasingly bizarre life as a trained killer. By the author of Set This House in Order. Reprint. 30,000 first printing. *Author: Ruff, Matt *Publication Date: 2008/08/01 *Number of Pages: 230 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.75 *Height: 9.00
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Confessing that she is a member of a secret organization dedicated to assassinating bad guys, murder suspect Jane Charlotte lands in a psychiatric hospital, where she recounts her increasingly bizarre life as a trained killer. By the author of Set This House in Order. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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?

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In the psychiatric ward of the Las Vegas County Jail, a psychologist is interviewing alleged murderer Jane Charlotte. She claims to be a member of a secret society dedicated to eradicating evil, a member of the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons, and her weapon of choice was a Natural Causes Gun that could be set to heart attack, stroke, or coma. And so begins Matt Ruff's ingeniously paranoid sci-fi tale, an action-packed romp filled with cutting satire, mind-bending plot twists, and devilish moral quandaries (it's no coincidence that both the evil-doers and the people who hunt them are known as "bad monkeys"). Ruff has already garnered a cult status with his genre-bending take on the fantasy novel (FOOL ON THE HILL), and BAD MONKEYS should cement his reputation as a young writer to watch.

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"[Matt] Ruff has animated BAD MONKEYS with the spirit of Philip K. Dick, and he's borrowed a little seasoning from Jim Thompson and Thomas Pynchon....It moves fast and keeps surprising you. There are also some exciting and hallucinatory action sequences that are so skillfully written I felt as if I was watching the first MATRIX movie." - Jonathan Ames 08/26/2007

"[BAD MONKEYS has] so many ingenious fake-out layers that readers will find their heads spinning with awed delight by the book's frenetic climax." - Paul Di Filippo 08/08/2007

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0230
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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