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Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
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Nov 21, 11

A very easy and enjoyable read. What is now a well known, if not overdone storyline, perhaps because of the films, must have been very original at the time. Does make one consider what is an appropriate way to treat animals. Is believing that they do not understand enough to justify treating them with a lack of dignity?

Not quite like the original film, but more like the sequel where the apes go to modern earth, become celebrities then are turned on through fear and ignorance.

I liked how when trying to overcome his physical distaste for a chimpanzee he was becoming emotionally attached to, Ulysse did not even consider that she would be feeling the same way. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

To me there did seem to be an underlying current of still refusing to accept to apes could be superior to men. That even their advanced way of life was somehow just learned behaviour, achieved through constant repetition. Arrogance I think.

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