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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
I have always loved the movies so I was really excited to read the book. The movies differ quite a bit from the book but I enjoy both.Published 26 days ago by Mike
Based on the way some of the technologies were described, it showed its 1963 vintage. But that in no way diminished the story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeff
I see why this became a film and I understand the intrigue. Worth reading for background at least in the franchises that came due to inspiration from this story.Published 2 months ago by Bart Hubbard
Wow this book is definitely a classic. As most people have probably already stated the differences between the book and the movie, I feel is still showed Boulle's imagination and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stone Michaels
The book is so different from the movie, but just as good. I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked the Planet of the Apes movies.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the ending and this is how they should have made the movie.Published 3 months ago by Harvey Wren Jr.