Martin Ralsey is a trust funder trying to fulfill his parents' exhortations to make something of himself. He decides that it would be a good idea to find out if enough monkeys at enough typewriters really will write a great novel. The result is Some Novel Monkey.
The narrator, Fifty-Two (out of two hundred typing monkeys), attempts to understand and explain a world in which he is forced to spend his life chained to a desk with a typewriter. Martin's partner in this project, the overly-ambitious Professor Bighorn, embezzles money and monkeys from the typing project to his own publish-or-perish cosmetics testing project. Meanwhile, would-be ecoterrorist Julie Mandril plots to blow up all the monkeys in order to save them.
Original title: Some Novel Monkey
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire