Ape House

by Sara Gruen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385664451 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Kally93 of Brantford, Ontario Canada on 5/19/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Kally93 from Brantford, Ontario Canada on Saturday, May 19, 2012
Critics didn't give this book great reviews but I enjoyed it and my father liked it too. My mother however didn't like it. I think maybe you need to be interested in animals and understand the culture of science to like it.

Journal Entry 2 by Kally93 at VBB, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Monday, August 20, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (8/20/2012 UTC) at VBB, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada


Book on it's way to JennyC1230, who picked it in the General Lit VBB.

Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, August 25, 2012
Received from Bookstogive's General Literature VBB. Thanks for sending it! I loved Water for Elephants so I'm looking forward to reading this.

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Book Description: Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships - but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language.

Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but animals she gets - especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans… until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what's really going on inside.

When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and "liberating" the apes, John's human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, one he'll risk his career and his marriage to follow. Then a reality TV show featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest - and unlikeliest - phenomenon in the history of modern media. Millions of fans are glued to their screens watching the apes order greasy take-out, have generous amounts of sex, and sign for Isabel to come get them. Now, to save her family of apes from this parody of human life, Isabel must connect with her own kind, including John, a green-haired vegan, and a retired porn star with her own agenda.

My Review: I really loved this book! I had trouble putting it down for eating, sleeping, etc. That tells you that it's a great book. The story was based on Koko the gorilla and others who were taught sign language and used it to communicate with their trainers/caretakers. It's really amazing.

There are so many interesting characters that are important to making this story one that will stay with you over time.

Reserved for a bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (9/4/2013 UTC) at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


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