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Bad Monkeys

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellent

The only problem with this novel is that it ends too quickly. I wanted the story to continue on and on. The story is exciting and the characters were terrific. Highly recommend.

posted by Adaptoid on March 7, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Doesn't live up to Set this House in Order

After reading Set this House in order, was looking forward to Matt Ruff's new book. The book was a good read, but was not as captivating as his previous novel. The book does offer lots of twists, that you have to stay focused when reading. If you have never read a Ma...
After reading Set this House in order, was looking forward to Matt Ruff's new book. The book was a good read, but was not as captivating as his previous novel. The book does offer lots of twists, that you have to stay focused when reading. If you have never read a Matt Ruff novel, read Set this House in Order first.

posted by Anonymous on August 9, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Entertaining but convoluted

    Not a bad way to spend a weekend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2007

    Doesn't live up to Set this House in Order

    After reading Set this House in order, was looking forward to Matt Ruff's new book. The book was a good read, but was not as captivating as his previous novel. The book does offer lots of twists, that you have to stay focused when reading. If you have never read a Matt Ruff novel, read Set this House in Order first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2014

    An interesting fantasy novel; full of fantastic powers, evil, mi

    An interesting fantasy novel; full of fantastic powers, evil, misbehavior and confusion. A little disturbing, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Fun little tale

    Truly enjoyed this odd little book. So now I have to go in search of sequels and other titles by this author.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great first two acts, but...

    The characters and plot development are original and fully realized until the climax of the story, which the author makes needlessly convoluted and unltimately anticlimatic. That being said, I would definitely read another novel by the author as the first two-thirds of the novel show considerable potential.

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  • Posted July 17, 2009

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    About Bad and not about Monkeys

    The novel is well written and very inventive. It is NOT about apes, monkeys, or wristcuffs. The protagonist, good Jane, is developed over time, but other characters are simply sketches. This doesn't significantly hurt this insanely-paced thriller.

    The book is a quick read, and very hard to put down. While it hints at important aspects of human relations now and then, it is primarily a novel for escape. Use this book to fill a rainy day, and then give it to a friend.

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