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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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Ulysse learned of this, and escaped from the planet with his wife and new-born son, Sirius, returning to Earth in the professor’s spaceship. The apes smoke tobacco, photograph their hunting trophies, drink through straws and appear utterly civilized.

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There ces more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. They are frightened of clothing and strip the visitors Chapters 6,7. The manuscript is in the language of Earth,French! Still, it manages to be clever in its own way and could have garnered 4 stars were it not for the glossed over bits. Well, a different kind of ship which is sort of a sphere with all sinyes latest technologies installed in it. The manuscript warns of a menace to the human race. If you are inclined that way, as I sometimes tend to be, you can also read it as paranoia about “lesser” races rising up to surpass and suppress European culture.

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When they catch hold of it, they f This book is a total work of fiction but very unbelievable! I feel that all humankind is doomed no matter what. Things began to change. Antelle reverts to primitive humanity in the zoo and is moved to the laboratory for safety, where he is mated to a young female. Aspects of the book show up in the assorted movies but no theatrical version stays true to the intentions of the book which questions our ideas of intelligence and creativity It’s a quick and easy read and quite the ripping yarn.


A message in a bottle is found! Anyway, I loved it as a kid. However the original movie had a lot similarities to the book.

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Though never having written a screenplay pieerre, Boulle boulke in a story called Planet of the Men. Planet of the Apes: I would recommend this book to everyone, no matter the age.

This book gives me the creeps without having graphic violence or horror. They chatted and their faces expressed sentiments. They find other humans, unclothed and living like animals. They find planets that are similar to earth Chapter 3. When they see her she is unclothed. For other books in the Planet of the Apes franchise, see Planet of the Apes.

Sijges inspired that incredible scene with Charlton Heston: There are some surprising twists in the book which I liked. All the copies I saw back then had pictures from the film on the cover. Personally,I tend to see most science fiction as a study of society so I’m not going to say ls isn’t it.

Apes are the ones who are civilized here. This is one of those rare cases where I truly believe the movie is superior to the book. It was the first in a new series of films.

He visited a zoo to see the caged animals: Share your thoughts with other customers. Merou adjusted to this life of fame, and took Nova as his common-law wife. Over time the humans became more and more dependent upon dws apes, until eventually they became so lazy and degenerate that they were overthrown by their ape servants and fell into the primitive state in which our protagonist found them.

Levain became a victim. Landing on one of the four planets discovered, they surprisingly meet human like mutes. Thanks to the Goodreads Time Travel reading group for choosing this book and giving me the opportunity to read and discuss it with others. But, apart from the familiarities, this planet is very different than ours.


I’m a big fan of the original movie and have seen it many, many times. Their stock market, with various apes flinging themselves 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.

The French word ‘singes’ can mean both monkeys simians with tails or apes those withouthence the different titles. I can see why Planet of the Apes became a classic but truth be told, I don’t really think it merits that status. I liked the book, but I like the film series more.

The little details, mostly of ape culture, were what I enjoyed most about this one.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Pierre Boulle 20 February — 30 January was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes that were both made into award-winning films. France portal Novels portal s portal. For example as a reader, we think that we all pick and read the better books and we look down on people who read other books not realizing that those could be better than what we are reading. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Gradually, he learned to speak the simian language, and Zira learned a few phrases of French. There is little in the way of character development among human or ape and there is just enough world building go move the story forward.

The way the loyalists treated him and his fellow Gaulle and resistance supporters inspired Boulle to write this novel. This book is very different, funny in a way.

The ending is very different from the film.