Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Pierre Boulle's Planet of the Apes

Somewhere in the Seventies, I saw a film called the Planet of the Apes which I thoroughly enjoyed. The ending was spectacular and memorable.

While a recent remake caused some excitement, it seems to have failed to leave a mark.
I had no desire to ruin the original experience and did not watch the new versions. However, I recently came across the novel in French by Pierre Boulle.

For those who have no knowledge of either the film or the book, this is a Science Fiction novel about a situation where apes rule humans. The author deftly captures the emotions we would undergo at such humiliation. The ending is a twist in the tale!

A must read for the Sci-Fi buff as it is a historical landmark as are Huxley's Brave New World or the even earlier works by Jules Verne or H. G. Wells.

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