Bad Monkeys

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Bad Monkeys

By Matt Ruff

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061240416, 230pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2007


Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder.

She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons "Bad Monkeys" for short.

This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy or playing a different game altogether. What follows is one of the most clever and gripping novels you'll ever read.