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La Planète des singes

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. Boulle himself, the author of The Bridge Over the River Kwaidescribed the novel as a social fantasy. 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.

A couple Jinn and Phyllis, while taking a soothing vacation in Spacein the year A. This should be able to be achieved by apes, who are essentially imitators, provided, of course, that they are biulle to make use of language.

But hey, how about this main theme that I deduced from this book?

La Planète des Singes

Planet of the Apes: I’m glad I sibges this. He used these experiences in The Bridge over the River Kwaiabout the notorious Death Railway, which became an international bestseller. As apes learned to talk, a cerebral laziness took hold of the humans. In progress or finished hide spoilers please. The hunting party shot several of the humans for sport, including Levain, and captured others, including Ulysse.

A series reboot with a new production team called Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released in to critical and commercial success.

The story takes place in far future where a young couple is spending their holiday traveling in space in a ship. Boulle had little interest in any of the other Apes movies that followed. With his cutomary wit, irony, and disciplined intellect and style, the author of The Bridge Over the River Kwai tells a swiftly moving story dealing with man’s conflicts, and takes the reader into a suspenseful and strangely fascinating orbit.


The book is similar to the film series in certain ways, but different enough to provide a new approach to the main subject.

Just a moment while we sign you in to plabte Goodreads account. Up until I read the last paragraph. The film by David Lean won many Oscars, and Boulle was credited with writing the screenplay, because its two genuine authors had been blacklisted.

I would not have said this was a translation not that I think my French is now good enough to read this in its native language as it flowed so well. Jul 13, Henry Avila rated it liked it. The society was divided between the violent gorillas, the pedantic and conservative orangutans, and the intellectual chimpanzees.

I had read this once before, I think, just after high school – I found a co Interlibrary loan courtesy of the Everett Public Library, Everett, WA This is the book that launched the Planet of the Apes movies, television, etc.

There is some argument as to whether the book can be considered sci Originally written in by the same author who brought us The Bridge Over the River Kwaithis book will most poerre be remembered for the many movies that were based on it’s premise of a world where the roles of apes and men are reversed.

Planet of the Apes (novel) – Wikipedia

The themes within it are certainly worth it. Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captu Librarian Note: But, I was happy to see that the three “races” of Apes could cohabitate and cooperate in peace, which is more than we’ve pirrre so far.

Sometimes, we think that they are lesser than us: I had read this once before, I think, just after high school – I found a co Interlibrary loan courtesy of the Everett Public Library, Everett, WA This is the book that launched the Planet of the Apes movies, television, etc.

Soon after the Earthmen, along with the natives are ambushed pierte For us, such and such a planet is as arid as the Sahara, another as frozen as the North Pole, yet another as lush as the Amazon basin. He learned from her all about the ape planet. We inherently assume that anyone of any worth or intelligence will be just like us.


The ending is very different from the film. A few small notes struck me as false — I found the use of suddenly-tapped atavistic memory as a plot device to be rather weak, not to mention jarring — but on the whole this hit far more often than it missed.

But that’s biulle thing.

Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

By the way there are differences in the book and the movie, a surprise, right? Written by Ulysse Merou and telling of an expedition from our world to the giant star Betelgeuse, light years from Earth. They were captured by the primitive humans and stayed with them for a few hours.

His companion, the genius scientist from Earth, Professor Antell turns crazy while his fellow crew, physicist Arthur Levaine is killed during the landing of their spaceship.

On the planet of the apes, man, having reached to apotheosis of his genius, has become inert.

Ca semble a premiere vue comme une Odyssee moderne. B sent me yes, it’s framed, but no, it’s not hanging on a wall. But in reality, we don’t realize that they can be more than us.

Harvempi on tainnut kirjaa kuitenkaan lukea. Separated from his friends, Ulysse is put in a cage with Nova a female mute he has befriended. Semplice, coinvolgente e sconvolgente. The set up wasn’t bad, but the overall feel of the book and its predictability were just sad.

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. Slaughtering them like animals, the men run for their lives but are captured. But in reality, we don’t realize that they can be more than us. I will have more to say about this in another venue later this year.