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Bad Monkeys Paperback – July 24, 2007
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At the beginning of the story, Jane Charlotte is arrested and is questioned by a psychiatrist. When the police arrest her, she confesses that she works for "The Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons", or, for short, the "Bad Monkeys". The Bad Monkeys is a division of a secret organization devoted to fight evil. - an underground fight between good and evil. Is her story "real" or is she crazy. In this organization they call evil people "Bad monkeys" - and these are people who must be destroyed. It is an interesting story of the nature of good and evil and about a secret society dedicated to improving the world by assassinating serial killers . Fantasy, falsehood, science fiction, all mixed together, as one reviewer wrote.
Her psychiatrist is trying to get to the bottom of what is true and what is false.
Jane starts out sounding sincere, then she begins to lie , and we have to sort it out - what is truth, what is lies, what is delusional, and what is real. She says her victims are all serial killers, mass murders or child molesters. So is she good or is she evil? You wonder. You keep wondering as you read all the way to the end.
Even though you know she lies - and you know her story is fantastic - you find yourself believing her when you shouldn't - just like in real life we tend to believe people we shouldn't in real life.
Very interesting book
"Bad Monkeys" is funny, thought provoking, and choked full of surprises. If you liked "Sucker Punch", you'll love "Bad Monkeys". I did and I do.
I do wish that Ruff had taken the time he needed to turn this into a proper novel, rather than an over-sized short story. It's incredibly entertaining, but ultimately, unenlightening. It teases the reader with promises of something deeper, sadder, just more, but it halts quite abruptly. There's so much zaniness packed into such a small space - there's plenty of room for longer, slower sections that, I don't know, meditate on the nature of good and evil, sibling rivalry, the nature of reality, and / or whatever else happens to be on Ruff's mind.
Its an excellent book and a great read.
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