Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Book - 1963
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The original novel that inspired the films!

First published more than fifty years ago, Pierre Boulle's chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history.

In the not-too-distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth, with lush forests, a temperate climate, and breathable air. But while it appears to be a paradise, nothing is what it seems.

They soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense.
Publisher: New York, Vanguard Press [1963]
ISBN: 9780345447982
Branch Call Number: FIC SF
Characteristics: 246 p. 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Fielding, Xan


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This French classic is the first-person account of Ulysse Mérou, an astronaut who lands on Soror and find that monkeys rule and men are savages.

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Jul 17, 2017

An excellent science fiction book- a classic of the genre. For fans of the movies you should definitely read this- it's better than any of the adaptations.

May 24, 2017

It's glitching. I can't return it, or download it. I've downloaded 2 other books today, so I think I have a bad file. Still, I am disappointed.

Apr 20, 2016

Ok... Not as good as the film to be honest.

Mar 09, 2016

This is one of the greatest books ever written, 20 times better than the movies. I love how it is written, suspenseful, satirical and always making you wonder what will happen next. Move over, Curious George, there is a way better monkey in town.

Mar 10, 2012

Although the story is known, with differences to the movie(s) makes for an interesting and quick read

Oct 12, 2011

This book is both beautifully written and wonderfully descriptive. It is the true definition of science-fiction; filled with social conflict and a shocking twist at the end that I think not even the author himself could've expected. It definitely wasn't what I expected: and I love it for that!

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Dec 18, 2011

Red_Ferret_10 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 13


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