Murdering Mr Monti HIGHLY ENTERTAININGSIT BACK IN THE BUBBLES AND ENJOY The Philadelphia InquirerBrenda Kovner a Washington columnist advice dispenser and amateur psychologist doesn t consider herself intrusive jus

  • Title: Murdering Mr. Monti
  • Author: Judith Viorst
  • ISBN: 9780449223550
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • HIGHLY ENTERTAININGSIT BACK IN THE BUBBLES AND ENJOY The Philadelphia InquirerBrenda Kovner, a Washington columnist, advice dispenser, and amateur psychologist, doesn t consider herself intrusive, just extremely interested in helping If she knows the answer, she can t shut up even if no one s listening.Since Brenda knows what s best for everyone she secretly dec HIGHLY ENTERTAININGSIT BACK IN THE BUBBLES AND ENJOY The Philadelphia InquirerBrenda Kovner, a Washington columnist, advice dispenser, and amateur psychologist, doesn t consider herself intrusive, just extremely interested in helping If she knows the answer, she can t shut up even if no one s listening.Since Brenda knows what s best for everyone she secretly decides she must murder her son Wally s prospective father in law, before he can get to Wally She has a foolproof plan In fact, she has a million of them But first she s got a few kinky desires of her own to satisfy Viorst keeps us laughing.A serious look at family and cultural issues while still a farce, narrated by a needling Machiavellian who keeps winning us over San Francisco Chronicle A wry look at the follies of superficial urbanitesEnjoy The Washington Post Book World Acerbic and extremely funnyDone with the arch, sardonic flavor familiar to readers of Ms Viorst The Balti Sun

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    1. Judith Viorst

      Judith Viorst is the author of several works of fiction and non fiction for children as well as adults Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, her most famous children s book, was first published in 1972 and has since sold over two million copies Ms Viorst received a B.A in History from Rutgers University, and she is also a graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute where she is a research affiliate She began her career as a poet and has since completed six collections of poems for adults Her first novel for adults, Murdering Mr Monti, was published in 1994 and her most recent work of non fiction, Imperfect Control, was published in January 1998 by Simon and Schuster Her book Necessary Losses, published in 1986, appeared for almost two years on The New York Times best seller list in hardcover and paperback Ms Viorst s children s books include The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, The Alphabet From Z to A, and the Alexander stories Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, Alexander, Who s Not Do You Hear Me I Mean It Going to Move and, of course, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Ms Viorst lectures widely on a variety of topics, ranging from the subjects of loss and control to children s literature She resides in Washington, DC with her husband Milton, a political writer They have three sons, Anthony, Nicholas and Alexander, and two perfect grandchildren, Miranda and Brandeis.

    193 thoughts on “Murdering Mr. Monti”

    1. Murdering Mr. Monti turned out to be a better book than I thought it would be. For an eavesdropping, murder-plotting, adulteress like Brenda Kovner to be someone the reader actually LIKES is quite an accomplishment for an author. It all starts when Brenda's son announces his engagement to Josephine Monti, the painfully shy youngest daughter of overbearing Joseph Monti. It's bad enough that he is going to lose his daughter, but when she decides to convert to Judaism, Mr. Monti declares war on the [...]


    2. Judith Viorst writes funny columns. And delightful books for young children. And I once heard her speak, and she is a terrific speaker. But I wasn't sure how she'd do with a full-length adult novel.Well, she certainly didn't disappoint me. This was a very funny book, (if you like Black Humor). Probably funnier to those over 35 than to the younger set. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


    3. This was a fun read. The protagonist was ridiculously annoying but you had to love her anyway. You take an overprotective, controlling, overachieving Jewish Mother and make her sexy, then give her strong motivation to kill off a man who's threatening her entire family. Voirst is a masterful storyteller even for adults.


    4. reading again. i read this book every couple of years. one of those that fill the gap when nothing really perfect has come to hand or when i need something that's a 'sure thing' for a plane trip or a bus ride. it's funny, and after so many years, an old friend.



    5. I remember barely anything about this book except that I liked it. Apparently, asked for my favorite book set in the DC area, this is all I can think of. Weird!


    6. Entertaining, slightly dark comedy. Brenda Kovner, Jewish mother, newspaper advice columnist, and self-appointed "general manager of the universe", decides that real estate mogul and overbearing control freak Joseph Monti, who resembles an Italian-American Donald Trump, is a threat to her family. The only recourse is murder. Misadventures ensue.


    7. It’s difficult to write a coherent review of this book because, on the one hand, some lines made me laugh out loud, and on the other hand, I began to dread picking it up to continue reading because the main character’s shenanigans (ergo, the plot) became more and more dangerous, desperate, and ridiculous. At the start I liked the main character but gradually found that impossible. I had to remind myself that this popular, well-known author was writing this book as comedy, with snippets of pr [...]


    8. This is a naughty, neurotic, and devilishly humorous story by Judith Viorst. The plot is wildly dramatic and the narrator is likable, but very manic in her thoughts and actions. The story is funny, but in a dark way. I liked the story but took it as a cautionary tale not to get too involved or attempt to control the lives of my children when they become adults. And to beware of turning 46ting quote:"In the daily grind of marriage, I note, we tend to forget that - once upon a time - we had some e [...]


    9. As the subtitle says: A Merry Little Tale of Sex and Violence.Brenda, a newspaper columnist, decides at 46 she needs to be in total control and help everyone AND kill Mr. Monti. Figuering out how to kill Mr. Monti is a hoot. Trying to save her marriage with the doctor, helping her son with his engagement with Jo, who is finding herself, and bailing her other son from financial ruin is keeping her busy. However she keeps thinking about those 24 hours she just choose to do somthing different.254 p [...]


    10. I've had this book for a while. I didn't find the story particularly gripping -- a middle aged woman makes a bunch of bad decisions while her son's almost father-in-law tries to destroy her family. There are some affair scenes that just seem like they are there for the titilation factor.That said the voice in incredible. Voirst uses the thoughts of this meddling columnist to masterfully create humor.


    11. The subtitle "a merry little tale of sex and violence" sums up this book. This is light, comical reading about a woman so busy controlling the lives of her family that she ends up messing everything up. There is a strong sexual theme throughout, but not hot and steamy. They just "do the deed" without a lot of description.


    12. This book is hilarious! I recommended it for our book club and everyone enjoyed it. Judith Viorst must have an especially vivid imagination to come up with this kind of hilarious "situation" comedy. I've read it twice (15 years apart) and got something different out of it each time. It was written long ago, but this kind of comedy never goes out of date.Read and enjoy!


    13. I finally finished this book. Good riddance. I'm not sure why I wanted to finish it, but I did. As I wrote earlier, I had a like/hate relationship with this book. The narrator varies between being witty (the like part) and so self-indulgent I wanted to scream. I did, however, surprisingly, find a few bits to take to heart and even quote, so it gets 2 stars.


    14. A woman is distraught when Mr. Monti tries to ruin her sons (his daughter is set to marry one. She plots Mr. Monti. some humorous points


    15. "im gonna murder him""im gonna murder him" "im gonna murder him" did she murder him? nope. good book though. :)



    16. I picked this up in a library because I loved the Alexander books. This book is really, really, belly laugh funny.




    17. Not up to my expectations for Judith Viorst. She's a good writer with a superb sense of humor and timing but this book was a little too contrived, predictable, and belabored.


    18. entertaining 'beach' read. Good concept. The kind of book I like to read, be entertained and not have to think much about it after wards







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