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Planet of the Apes: Colony Mass Market Paperback – March 25, 2003

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William Thomas Quick is the author of twenty-eight novels, including the seminal cyberpunk cult hit Dreams of Flesh and Sand and the bestselling prehistoric thriller The Last Mammoth. He has also written numerous screenplays for film and television. He currently lives in San Francisco.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperEntertainment (March 25, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060086211
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060086213
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,529,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Buy this book for the cover alone.
Seriously. Is it just me, or did book covers used to be a lot more fun? I look at this, I see a chimp with a spear fighting a thunder lizard, I have to buy it. I would buy anything from a geometry text book to a Harliequinn romance novel if it had an ape fighting a dinosaur on the cover. I just look at this thing, I'm twelve again.
But what about the book itself? Well, it's based on Tim Burton's 2001 remake, and a follow up to the same author's PoTA: The Fall, a decent book with a sadly dino free cover. The story follows a group of apes setting out to found a new colony in strange, uncharted land. Problem is something reptilian has gotten there first, and is developing a taste for ape. The story almost totally ignores the humans living on the planet, which is a bit of a letdown as a reunion between some of the characters in the first book would have been welcome. Also, though there is no cliffhanger ending, there does seem to be a lot left unsaid. I get the impression that Mr. Quick thought he'd be able to flesh out the story in further books, but the backlash against the movie put a premature stop to his plans. Still, if you enjoy the Apes movies at all, I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
Plus- Apes vs. Dinosaurs!!!
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