Ape House: A Novel
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On the positive, it started with a great idea. What if Bonobos who could speak ASL fell into the hands of the wrong people, specifically a sleazy porn/reality TV producer? The story brings up many valid moral questions and puts forth some interesting ideas. Also, Gruen went to the Great Ape Trust ( a rare privilege) and had personal experience as part of her research.
I think this book may have been rushed. I am just guessing here, but I think Gruen’s publishers were rushing her to get her next book out and she didn’t have time to really work out the details. It’s a good idea that fell victim to poor execution. There were parts where I felt like the book might be headed in the right direction, but then somehow Russian strippers entered the story. Still scratching my head at that one!