August 29, 2007
Books: Bad Monkeys
Have a bunch of books at hand I really want to read. Still haven't gotten to Children of Hurin, Founders at Work, the new Thursday Next novel or a bunch of others, all of which I really want to read. Did just read Matt Ruff's new book Bad Monkeys however. Unfortunately, I can't say I liked it nearly as much as I have any of his other novels. Of course I thought all three of those absolutely excellent so was a high standard and each of his books is so different that it isn't surprising he did one I didn't really care for. I actually did quite enjoy the first half but once all the convoluted psychology and confusion made it to center stage (sure it was in the first part but I could ignore it), I really lost most of my interest. Still, read Matt's other books!
Posted by aarondf at August 29, 2007 04:04 PM
Matt Ruff's new book Bad Monkeys is not that good. It is only as good as his previous novels. Of course I thought all three of his books were absolutely excellent so was a high standard and each of his books is so different that it isn't surprising he did one more novel .The first half of the book is quite entertaining, but loses its charm in the second.
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