Monk on the Couch
Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:50 AM
Mr. Goldberg's latest Monk novel "Monk on the Couch" appeared in bookstores in Tokyo recently. On my second reading, I wonder what others might think about the book.
Some readers elsewhere have expressed disappoinment in the more active role given to Monk's' assistant Natalie. What do you feel?
Though Ambrose has found someone, the novelist has already ruled out any romantic bonds forming between her and her boss so where do you think he may be taking this new Natalie and what would you like to see as the closing chapter to thie series?
Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:08 PM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:10 PM
Didn't enjoy Mr. Monk on the Couch as it seemed Monk regressed again. His carrying on about the sinful ways of Ambrose and Yuki got to be a bit much for me.
Could definitely have done without Detective Natalie. We already get plenty of her thoughts as narrator. Natalie has plenty of input without the focus being on her actually taking on cases. Too much Natalie and not enough Monk for me. (Just my two cents, probably worth even less. )
While I'll read the final books, can't say I'm invested any longer in the outcome.
I'd like Monk to go back to solving cases with the old team and ignore all the changes if another author ever picks up the series. Either the team of Monk-Stottlemeyer-Disher-Natalie or Monk-Stottlemeyer-Disher-Sharona. And Ambrose of course, with Yuki.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:40 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:51 PM