Thursday, August 2, 2007

Bad Monkeys

Saw this book come through at work the other day, and grabbed immediately. I read one of Matt Ruff's books (Fool on the Hill) long ago and loved it, but then read another (Sewer, Gas and Electric) and didn't like it as much. Knew I was going to like this one, though - the two blurbs from other authors were from Christopher Moore and Neal Stephenson, two of my all-time favorites. If Neil Gaiman had recommended it as well, I would have called in sick and read it it a day.

Tough book to describe. Reminded me of Moore's A Dirty Job - set a bit in San Francisco, kind of a conspiracy theory that noone knows about, but the story is recounted in conversations with the protagonist's prison psychologist. As a result, you are left guessing whether the story is intended to be true or not until the very end. Anyway, LOVED IT. It was over too quick, is my only complaint.

Book 49

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

You're so funny! I know you like Christopher Moore and Neil Gaiman, but what did Neal Stephenson write that you liked so much? So was this a non-fiction? Sure has an interesting cover!