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Planet of the Apes - Pierre Boulle, Xan Fielding
Planet of the Apes
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Before you see the movie, read the original novel!First published more than thirty-five years ago, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history, from the classic 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, through four... show more
Before you see the movie, read the original novel!First published more than thirty-five years ago, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history, from the classic 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, through four sequels and two television series . . . and now the newest film adaptation directed by Tim Burton.In the not-too-distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth, with lush forests, a temperate climate, and breathable air. But while it appears to be a paradise, nothing is what it seems. They soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345447982 (0345447980)
ASIN: 345447980
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
Une lecture facile, mais avec une histoire qui devient un peu bizarre (oui, même pour une planète habitée par des singes). Je pardonne l'utilisation de la mémoire raciale à cause de l'époque à laquelle le livre a été écrit. An easy read, but with a story that turns kinda weird (yes, even for a pl...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.0 Boule's Planet of the Apes
Obviously this is the book that launched a thousand movies. Unfortunately, I do not think that it is possible to review it without referencing at least some of those movies. Its plot, surprisingly, is probably closest to the Tim Burton version. They share the same end twist, but it makes more sen...
Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it
5.0 Planet of the Apes
Génial ! J'ai mis du temps à lire ce classique mais il vaut le détour, très bien construit psychologiquement, les descriptions sont parfaites, l'étonnement, le retournement, un bon livre de science fiction à dévorer :)
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu.
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu. rated it
2.5 Planeta małp
Niedawno odświeżyłam sobie film "Planeta małp" (1968) i w przypływie entuzjazmu postanowiłam zabrać się za książkę, na podstawie której powstał. Okazało się, że kinowy przebój jest luźną adaptacją powieści - co zwykle nie działa na korzyść ekranizacji. Jednak w tym przypadku film podobał mi się zdec...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
4.0 Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
I don't know. That's it, in a nutshell. I don't know if you will like this book if you've seen the movie. It will probably depend on (a) how long it's been since you've seen the movie and (b) how much you liked the movie in the first place. I don't know because the movie was such an amazing piece of...
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