This book has it all Eco-terrorist, illegal experimenting with biotechnology, a dying venture capitalist and 50,000 extra large chacma babboons all collide in an explosion of laughter and wonder that only the author Bill Fitzhugh can create in a gread meld of deadly seriousness and satire.
Funny book that asks serious questions about organ donation, organ shortage, and the ethics of keeping folks alive to use scarce resources and pass on deleterious genes. Despite the very somber message the book is a hillarious wild ride with deliciously black humor and fascinating facts. Very much reminds me of Carl Hiaasen.
Liked Pest Control much better. This one was a little slow.
An Entertaining and thought-provoking read!!!!
Paul Symon is an environmentalist who's out to make the world a better place, but he faces too much disjointed information, public apathy and self serving talk. Not to mention greedy despoiler Jerry Landis, a venture capitaist dying of a rare disease that accelerates the aging process. Landis cares only about making money and finding a way to arrest his medical condition. That brings him and his fortune to the wild frontier of biotechnology, where his people are experimenting with cross species organ transplantation in California while breeding genetically altered primates at a secret site in the piney woods of Mississippi. There's also an eco-terroist on the loose, bent on teaching hard lessons to people who think the earth and it's creatures are theirs to destroy. These forces, together with 50,000 extra large chacma baboons, collide in an explosion of laughter and wonder that Bill Fitzhugh's growing league of admirers is coming to recognize as his very own.