Re: Old Skool SF--Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
- <<I first got turned on to this book by a friend of mine I think in
gradeschool. When I got it I didn't like it. It was too talky for
me. At the time I was into movies and tv mostly. What reading I did
for pleasure was comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, action stuff.
Now I just love it. Give your son some time. Sometimes what we
gotta do is get to the point where we can sit down and think about a
thing, enjoy the language and the satire and the thought behind it.
--- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "ravenadal" <ravenadal@...>
> This is one of the seminal books from my sane and sober youth. It
> a profound effect on me thirty-five years ago.all of
> One of the profound disappointments of my old age is that almost
> the books that had a profound effect on me in my youth fail tostir my
> seventeen year-old son in the same way. Fortunately we shareWalter
> Mosley's Easy Rawlins and Fearless Jones. And, just this pastweekend,
> he announced he is interested in reading "The Spook Who Sat by thefrom
> Door." Perhaps all is not lost.
> --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "Chris Hayden" <Frofidemus@>
> > I reread this over the weekend. This 1963 book probably suffers
> > the bad odor left by some of the cheesy sequels to the originalmovie
> > and the tv shows but this is a really great book. Wonderfulfable,
> > parody and satire, SF at its best.the
> > Of course they changed a lot for the movies and tv--in the book
> > apes are even more advanced than us in some areas--they gotcars,
> > airplanes, jets and they even help the humans escape by means ofa
> > space launch (where humans are used as the helpless guinea pigsmuch
> > as dogs and monkeys were used in some of the first space fligts)
> > Really worth revisiting or reading if you have not.