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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
Too familiar of a story because of the movies. Nothing too much more. If you're a purist and want to read the book that started the genre, then go ahead. Read morePublished 4 days ago by pbtexas
Fantastic! Many twists. Some predictable, but others are quite mind boggling.Published 29 days ago by Zach Bearden
I like this book a lot. I loved the movies and then I read this book. The book is a bit different from the movies, but if you are a fan of the movies then you will definitely see... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terry
If you're a fan of any of the Planet of the Apes movies - I prefer the original late 60s/early70s series with Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowell - you should really enjoy... Read morePublished 3 months ago by 80s Product
I really enjoyed this story. Character development was very good and it was,believable. Kept my interest during the entire book.Published 3 months ago by Steven Alex
I'm a huge fan of the original AP Jacobson movies for the planet of the apes movies. It was nice to be able to read the book the the first movie derived from
I wish though... Read more
Not what I expected at all. Thought it would be about fighting with monkeys.
Turns out it is an imaginative, but very thoughtful, reflection on what could have happened... Read more