La\Planete des Singes [Pierre Boulle] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Despite being a cult classic of science fiction films, the text upon which Planet of the Apes is based is actually a fairly serious (if not satirical). About the Author. Pierre Boulle est né en à Avignon. Après ses études, il va vivre en Extrême-Orient. Il s’engage et combat tour à tour en Chine.

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Nov 06, K. It was a different thing but the movie got some stuff right.

For tackling some really big ideas, it’s a surprisingly slim book – and perhaps that brevity contributed to rushed revelations or fast-and-loose “scientific” explanations and reasons that are simply not plausible.

They soon encountered other human beings on the planet, although these others acted as primitively as chimpanzees and destroyed the clothing of the three astronauts where a human female killed their chimpanzee Hector. Interesting story about the evolutionary replacement of human beings by apes as the boull species. It’s a pity that goodreads doesn’t have the image on hand. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

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So if you are a fan of the movies, don’t read this book unless you are willing to wipe the slate clean and take the book on its own terms. Their stock market, with various apes flinging dss around a giant room, climbing into the rafters, all shrieking at the tops of their lungs as they buy and sell, is a memorable image.


Sometimes, we think that they are lesser than us: But, this is not it! While stationed in Indochina inhe was captured by Vichy France loyalists on the Mekong River and was subjected to severe hardship and forced labour. They were captured by the primitive humans and stayed with them for a few hours.

He’s also a lot less To view it, click here. It is xinges this point in the story that we discover that Jinn and Phyllis, the couple who found the bottle, are chimpanzees. The end twist is completely different, for example, and the main character is a journalist who is essentially just along for the ride, not an American astronaut.

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Some singess of particular note among these editions. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The first part of the film was very good, and the makeup of the apes was particularly good, and, as I’ve said, that could have been ridiculous, but it wasn’t.

This book was highly praised and was given such revie French writer Pierre Boulle made use of his experience as a soldier in WWII in depicting the relationship of apes and men bboulle this book, Planet of the Apes. The book came first.

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This is a small book which is pretty quick lq read and is good change when you are tired of reading the usual paranormal! It inspired that incredible scene with Charlton Heston: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I’m not sure what was the reason of it, but I suppose that it might have been caused by interesting descriptions of life on unknown planet and the fast action. His speech before the President and the Scientific Congress was carried live on all the television stations. I disliked somewhat, the ending that was used – the Statue of Liberty – which the critics seemed to like, but personally, I prefer my own.

View all 3 comments. Humans are used for scientific research. Well, I have to say that Pierre Boulle has changed my mind as to this type of books.

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French writer Pierre Boulle made use of his experience as a soldier in WWII in depicting the relationship of apes and men in this book, Planet of the Apes. There was a strange noise in the morning that panicked ;lanete humans. They all have different fates; the physicist get killed during the hunt, the professor reverts to primitive behavior, and the journalist is held in a laboratory.