Hilarious! (I’d Rather Be at the Beach Reading Review of “Mr. Monk Helps Himself”)

August 30, 2013

I loved the tv series Monk and was so upset when they cancelled it. You can only imagine how happy I was to learn there was a Monk book series…even though the first book was in 2006, I just recently found out about the series.

Anyway, I didn’t know what to expect from the book. I figured it’d be really good since Hy Conrad also wrote for the tv series, but I was really surprised at how much I loved this book. There are so many LOL moments, and all the characters come across just like they did in the show.

The best part of the book is that there are two separate murders to investigate. In a twist that I really loved,  Natalie saw things that Monk overlooked (obviously because he was in clown shock) in one of the cases, and since no one would take her serious, she decided to investigate that case by herself, and I loved that she wouldn’t back down until they would listen to her.

I loved how assertive Natalie was in this book, she gets her P.I. license so she can be a full partner with Monk and not just his assistant. She’s really becoming a vital part of the team.

Monk is his same old loveable OCD self, and my two favorite parts were his new toilet, and every place the clown was involved!  Hilarious!!

I plan on reading the rest of this series, and hope they keep coming. I couldn’t have enjoyed this book more.