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it was ok 2.0  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Across the bottomless chasm of time, they gazed hypnotically at each other - the captive mandrill, last wild species of baboon on earth, and the fanatic scientists at the controls of his monstrous 1990s computer. Out of some deathless memory, could the mandrill reveal the macabre truth of man's origins?

Then, from the computer's voice unit issued a stream of flat, fitted-to
Mass Market Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 1975 by Pocket
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Mar 03, 2013 Rageofanath rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
On the cover it reads "The compulsive fascination of Chariots of the Gods! A chilling novel of man's space-born origins" and that is exactly what the reader gets with Mandrill -- ancient aliens straight from Von Danikan. Sadly, this 1975 book has not aged well.

The initial premise is actually pretty compelling. A group of scientists have been working with primates in a sort-of post-catastrophe Earth, though what happened between the 70s and 90s to cause such great problems on Earth while still su
Nov 28, 2016 Tony rated it did not like it
Jul 06, 2012 Robyn rated it it was ok
This book was alright, but there really wasn't enough here to be really entranced with. I read it in an afternoon, and probably would have forgotten it totally if I didn't write down everything I read. But I did read it in a single afternoon, so it wasn't boring, there just wasn't anything that really stuck with me.
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