They christened the planet Soror. They landed without a jolt - three men and a pet monkey. They were pleased to see that life existed. But humans here were nothing but naked animals. The master race were apes. Apes that dressed like men and hunted humans for their sport.
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The inspiration for the classic cult film, Pierre Boulle's chilling, ironic novel portrays a nightmare world where ape rules over man.Review:
"A scintillating mix of sci-fi adventure and allegory" Los Angeles Times "In 1963, at the most glacial moment of the Cold War, Frenchman Pierre Boulle wrote a novel called Planet Of The Apes - a drastic warning about where mankind's apparent desire to destroy itself might lead" The Mirror "Boulle called on his own experiences as a prisoner of war in South-east Asia during the Second World War, using the relationship between man and apes as a metaphor for the treatment handed out to prisoners by brutish Japanese guards" Daily Express "It's like a good myth or fairy-tale that stays with you... Part of the strength of this material is its disruptive, questioning nature. Who came first? Where are we going?" -- Tim Burton "The subtext is strongly anti-slavery, anti-racist and anti-war" Observer
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