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La planète des singes (Planet of the Apes / Planet der Affen 0)

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En l'an 2500, le professeur Antelle, Arthur Levain et Ulysse Mérou quittent la Terre. Ils s'embarquent sur leur vaisseau cosmique, direction la supergéante Bételgeuse. En la survolant, ils ont la surprise de découvrir des villes, des maisons, des forêts... Une planète jumelle de la Terre ? À une différence près : ici, les singes règnent en maîtres et les hommes vivent à l' ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 222 pages
Published January 29th 2004 by Pocket (first published 1963)
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Lyn
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Pierre Boulle’s novel Planet of the Apes is a social fantasy, an allegory for revealing our civilization as blindly mimicking our past, as “aping” the good and bad of what has come before. It is a statement against complacency, a warning that history will repeat itself if we are not eternally vigilant. The novel may also be read as a cautionary illustration of our relationship with our environment and the animals with which we share the Earth.

Or it’s a fun science fiction book about chim
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K.D. Absolutely
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 501 Must Read Books (Sci-Fi)
Shelves: 501, sci-fi, with-movie
French writer Pierre Boulle (1912-1994) made use of his experience as a soldier in WWII in depicting the relationship of apes and men in this 1963 book, Planet of the Apes. While stationed in Indochina in 1943, he was captured by Vichy France loyalists on the Mekong River and was subjected to severe hardship and forced labour. The way the loyalists treated him and his fellow Gaulle and resistance supporters inspired Boulle to write this novel.

This book was highly praised and was given such revie
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Vitor Martins
Esse livro é legal demais!
Uma história rápida e muito gostosa de ler que, como toda ficção científica boa, faz a gente pensar o tempo inteiro no que tá acontecendo no nosso mundinho aqui, onde ainda não temos naves espaciais populares e viagens intergalácticas incríveis.

O livro se apega muito pouco na parte científica e não explica quase nada. E eu AMO quando isso acontece, porque sobre muito mais tempo para conhecer os personagens e seus conflitos. E eu prefiro conflitos do que descrição de pe
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Doğan
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitabın bir çok filmi çekilmiş olduğu için konusunu neredeyse bilmeyen yoktur. 2001 yılı yapımı olan Maymunlar Gezegenini izlemiştim ve şaşırtıcı bir sonla karşılaşacağımı biliyordum. Ancak kitap bir darbeyle yetinmemiş ve ikinci darbeyi vurmuş. Kitabın sonu adamın beynini yakıyor, hemde iki kere... Okuduktan sonra keşke filmini izlemeseydim beynim daha güzel yansaydı demedim değil. :) Sonuç olarak ters-psikoloji ile yazılmış, insana bazı şeyleri sorgulatan tam bir baş yapıt okudum. Şiddetle tav ...more
Becky
Aug 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Becky by: Kandice Zelaskowski
Caution: Vague Spoilers Ahead

I don't really think that I can do this book justice in my review. I thought that it was brilliant. I know that I have seen the movie long ago, and remember the big reveal at the end and Charlton yelling about damning everyone all to hell, but I don't remember much more than that. I'll have to watch the movie again.

I really loved the subtle cautionary tale running throughout the story. Maybe it's just my feminist liberal bleeding heart whispering to me, but I feel th
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Rebecca McNutt
Planet of the Apes is shocking and eye-opening, a classic sci-fi novel that everyone should read. The themes within it are certainly worth it.
Melki
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
"Almost all the great discoveries," she stated vehemently, "have been made by chimpanzees."

Experimentation is needed for all great discoveries, and what would a chimpanzee use as a lab animal? Why, a human, of course! Oh, those damn dirty apes!

Despite Charleton Heston's scenery-chewing, I've always loved Planet of the Apes, the movie.
The book? Well, it gets off to an awkward start.

The writing is clunky, and the plot, so improbable - (view spoiler)
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Tom Mathews
Originally written in 1963 by the same author who brought us The Bridge Over the River Kwai, this book will most likely be remembered for the many movies that were based on it's premise of a world where the roles of apes and men are reversed. Originally written in French, the main character in the novel is Ulysse Mérou: A journalist who took part in the space expedition that lands on Soror, a planet orbiting the star Betelgeuse. There is some argument as to whether the book can be considered sci ...more
Kirk
Jan 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So in fourth grade we had an assignment to write our favorite author. Being a dork, I went for Pierre Boulle because he had written the only book I knew of that let you put on a gorilla mask and run around like you'd taken over the world. Imagine my surprise when one day a letter from Paris arrived in the mail from none other than the very tolerant Mr. Boulle (then about sixty), who answered such probing questions as "Why are Jinn and Phyllis not in the movie?" (There's an opening narrative fram ...more
Alp Turgut
Kitabından çok filmiyle ünlü olan meşhur "Maymunlar Gezegeni / Planet of the Apes / La planète des singes" eserini okuduktan sonra bu durumun neden böyle olduğunu anlamak hiç de zor değil. Fransız yazar Pierre Boulle hayran olunası bir hikaye yaratmış. Evet, kitabın sonu filmdeki gibi sürprizi içermiyor belki ama yine okuyucuyu çok şaşırtacak bir sürpriz var ve de kitabın sonunu aratmıyor. Maymunlar Gezegeni’yle insanlık alegorisine imza atan Boulle’nin yarattığı dünya "Gulliver’in Gezileri"ndek ...more
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Pierre Boulle (20 February 1912 – 30 January 1994) was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963) that were both made into award-winning films.

Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captu
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Planet of the Apes / Planet der Affen (7 books)
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Man the Fugitive (Planet of the Apes The TV Series, #1)
  • Escape to Tomorrow (Planet of the Apes, #2)
  • Journey Into Terror (Planet of the Apes: The TV Series, #3)
“But once an original book has been written-and no more than one or two appear in a century-men of letters imitate it, in other words, they copy it so that hundreds of thousands of books are published on exactly the same theme, with slightly different titles and modified phraseology. This should be able to be achieved by apes, who are essentially imitators, provided, of course, that they are able to make use of language.” 26 likes
“I racked my brains to discover some sense in the events I had witnessed. I needed this intellectual exercise to escape from the despair that haunted me, to prove to myself that I was a man, I mean a man from Earth, a reasoning creature who made it a habit to discover a logical explanation for the apparently miraculous whims of nature, and not a beast hunted down by highly developed apes.” 14 likes
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