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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

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Paperback, movie tie-in, 187 pages
Published 1972
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Kim Teeple
Aug 03, 2007 Kim Teeple rated it liked it
Go ahead and yuck it up...but I'll have you know these books were my only friend that long lonely summer when I was thirteen and stuck on my grandparent's farm in the middle of South Dakota with nobody to talk to except a fat shetland pony who chewed her oats and stared all drowsy-eyed at me and a dog named Brownie who refused to learn to shake.

And I had the coolest Planet of the Apes sweatshirt--I'd give up my Planet of the Apes lunch Box to get that sweatshirt back...well no, no I wouldn't.

Grady Hendrix
Jun 24, 2011 Grady Hendrix rated it liked it
A few years after he wrote his very strange novel, "Black in Time" about Black Power militants using a time machine to change history, John Jakes got a paycheck for writing the novelization of the most racially-loaded of the "Planet of the Apes" films, "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes." Released in 1972, just four years after more than one hundred American cities erupted into race riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King the movie (and book) kicks off back in time, with ape ...more
Doctor Edward Diesel
May 01, 2016 Doctor Edward Diesel rated it really liked it
Probably where i first got my disgust for both slavery & animal abuse. This is not subtle, but it is a clever premise and holds undeniable appeal to see the fascists of the future get stomped by a bunch of pissed-off simians.
James Caterino
Rise of the Planet of the Apes blew me away. It is by far my favorite film of the year, or many years for that matter. I am a huge movie tie in novelization addict, and since Conquest is sort of the Rise of the original film series, I had to track down a copy of the novelization.

I have always enjoyed reading John Jakes. I first became aware of him at a young age when I read his Brak the Barbarian novels. Conan ripoffs to be sure, but I loved them at 12 or 13 and devoured them. Later on I read Th
Robert Morganbesser
Nov 30, 2014 Robert Morganbesser rated it really liked it
one the best of the screenplay adaptations, this is the most violent. obviously based on the first cut off conquest which was re-edited. definitely worth reading.
Jul 05, 2011 Mickey rated it really liked it
I like this book. As I write that, I notice my shoulders reflexively squaring and my expression shifting into defiant 'So what?' mode. Admittedly, the writing is uneven, but there are moments in this book of intense drama and conflict. The writing is only passable, but I think the way that the subject matter is dealt with was masterful. It almost feels like a comic book conflict: epic and profound and maybe a little ridiculous, too.
Nana Kitteh
Fourth in Series.
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John Jakes, the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and le ...more
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