1 Eyed Monkey

1 Eyed Monkey

by Scott Bender

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ISBN-13: 9781403317506
Publisher: Author Solutions Inc
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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1 Eyed Monkey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Scott Bender wrote 1-Eyed Monkey from an asylum! It is nuts and completely original! How often does that happen? Great work, SB!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book since I really enjoyed his first effort, Don't Stop the Disco. The first book was more dark and sensual, whereas this one was completely of the wall. It was kind of like being in an insane asylum, where you're a fly on the ceiling. You get to see the patients delusions as they see them, not how society sees them (which of course is not seeing them at all). I became part of this brilliantly odd world where singing and dancing is not only normal, but expected. I came to see that I could open up to anyone, especially if they didn't even know me. Basically the more absurd, the better. I came in expecting to be frightened or tormented by images of murder and/or sexual taboo or nanotech, but instead was treated to insane situations that were unexpected, yet tremendously funny! I actually fell off my chair while reading the first couple of stories. The originality of the characters and situations was so refreshing considering alot of what I've read lately could be considered re-treads of older story lines. Hidden within those pages is a story of post 9-11 NYC that is simply captivating. I felt like I couldn't walk away from what the writer was seeing and I felt the myriad of emotions he was feeling. I could smell the fires in the air and even had to rub my eyes from the burning sensation that they caused. I could feel the pain of a city that was in shock and saddened by their loss. There was even a story about a revolution in the United States that held me in enchanting disbelief. I would highly recommend this collection to anyone out there craving something new and original. Even those of you that loved 'Disco' won't be disappointed in Bender's new venture. Just remember to strap on your seatbelt for one wild ride you'll not soon forget!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be both incredibly original and outlandishly disturbing. The humor presented is so chaotic that you can't help but be swept away by its brilliance. Another referred to Mr. Bender as the next JD Salinger and I believe him. The book is mostly bizarre almost in a Naked Lunch kind of way, but also contains so amazingly detailed stories that cover everything from Sci-Fi to Religion/Philosophy and even a tale about revolution right here in the good ol' USA. I think this independent writer is headed somewhere...not quite sure where but I look forward to whatever comes next. I highly recommend picking up 1 Eyed Monkey and kicking back with your drug of choice...it's quite a ride