Mister Monkey

Mister Monkey

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Mister Monkey-- a screwball children's musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee-- is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp's lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. One day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer. As more lives get pulled into madcap situations, seemingly disparate lives become deeply connected-- even that of Mister Monkey, the Monkey God himself.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062397836
0062397834
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 24 cm

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cemetery613
May 24, 2018

This is a hard one! I would recommend it with caution. When I persevered, I found the discovery of the inner worlds of each character touching. The challenge of living with life's twists and turns. However, I truly liked only two of the characters. I would not call this book a comedy!

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Telingro
Apr 24, 2017

Extraordinarily written, in a very unusual, unique format. Loved it~ shocking, sad-funny, and totally lovable.

"Failures and disappointments make time go by so fast that you fail to notice your real life, and the past when I was so free seems to belong to someone else, not myself.” What a very good quotable quote!

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/books/review/francine-prose-mister-monkey.html?_r=0

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Pressroom
Dec 22, 2016

This is a great book. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't stop reading. Francine Prose is a real writer's writer. You can tell she loves words and the structure of sentences, and telling a good story. I won't give anything away, but "Mr. Monkey" is funny in parts, touching in others and thoroughly enjoyable. It's definitely an unusual format and I'm not sure she would have found a publisher with this concept if she hadn't already published a good 20 books. Anyway, I really liked it.

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Apr 24, 2017

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Pressroom
Dec 22, 2016

Pressroom thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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