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Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
Author: Pierre Boulle, Xan Fielding (Translator)
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 . . ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345447982
ISBN-10: 0345447980
Publication Date: 5/29/2001
Pages: 272
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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Wow. It's been awhile since I've read a book that has met my needs and expectations on every level like this one has. It's beautifully written. The language is direct and not flowery, and I like that. I relate to the main character profoundly; I feel everything he feels, and just when I thought perhaps the author wasn't addressing the emotional element of the story, he comes in with the emotions at the end to leave the reader shocked and touched...yes, even after seeing the movie. So, as I said before, this has all the elements of a great book: the plot, the engaging characters, the writing style, and the genuine emotional element.
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A classic and a must read
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The book is better than both movies!
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My eleven year old son loved it and wants to keep it for our collection.
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Fine book, I enjoyed the story within the story and the twist at the end. If you like Planet of the Apes, this is the book that started it all. And really, even tho it is sci-fi, I don't think it's a book limited by that. It covers social commentary and more.
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12th Signet printing. Cover art is movie tie-in


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