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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
Writing this review around five decades after Planet of the Apes was first published, I find myself wondering why it took me so long to read it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by H. S. Wedekind
So glad I finally got to read this! Different from the movie but equally as enjoyable! Wish I wouldn't have waited so long!Published 11 days ago by Rhonda McGuire
Arrived early and as described. A used library book in almost new condition. Completely satisfied with purchase.Published 1 month ago by morgan chase
I devoured this book. I have always been a fan of Planet of the Apes. Reading the original (although translated) material gives you a better perspective on the tv series and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good, quick read. Interesting story that is somewhat different than the movies. Boulle was ahead of his time with this story. Read morePublished 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago by CaraCaeth