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Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants

By Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants

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Started reading:
12th March 2009
Finished reading:
15th March 2009


Rating: 1

My wife and I love the TV show. We’ve introduced several people to it and everyone loves it. One of my favorite things about the show (and the other shows I like on USA Network) is that the characters are so strong and you know what they’ll do and not do. You know them like you know your friends or co-workers.

In this book… many of the characters act out of character and they speak out of character. It isn’t too bad with Disher, Captain, and Sharona, but especially poor regarding Monk and Natalie. I was disappointed overall, although there were most definitely a few “laugh out loud” moments.

I understand that the author has written for the TV show… but it seems like maybe he took some of his rejected ideas for the show and put them in this book. If you aren’t familiar with the TV show, you might enjoy the book. But if you are a big fan of the characters in the show, you are likely to be very disappointed, too.