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In the novel Planet of the Apes, the three Frenchmen making the first interstellar journey discover a remarkably Earth-like world orbiting Betelgeuse--Earth-like, with one crucial difference: The humans are dumb beasts, and the apes are intelligent. Captured during a terrifying manhunt, locked in a cage, and ignorant of the simian language, Ulysse Merou struggles to convince the apes that he possesses intelligence and reason. But if he proves he is not an animal, he may seal his own doom.
Like the first movie, the novel Planet of the Apes has a twist ending, but a twist of a different--yet equally shocking--sort. --Cynthia Ward
Good, quick read. Interesting story that is somewhat different than the movies. Boulle was ahead of his time with this story. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Francois Elmaleh
This book is so much better than the movies of this genre. The author caught my attention and imagination and allowed me to read the book without too much comparison to the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by fassiemae
At 224 pages, this remains a faster, easier read than one might expect.
Also, in many subtle ways, this narration differs from the movie sufficiently to be enjoyed in... Read more
Definitely a must-read for anyone on either side of the Planet of the Apes fence! The direction it takes the reader is so far removed from the movies as to not disappoint, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by CaraCaeth
I know different media calls for different handling of the story. And most movies do not live up to the book. However some exceed the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bernie