After a night of routine debauchery in London's clubland, the artist Simon Dykes falls asleep - only to wake up to find his girlfriend has been transmogrified into a chimp. Indeed the whole of London, though functioning normally, is run and inhabited by chimps. Can the great chimp-doctor, Zack Busner, cure him of his illusion that he's human? A wonderfully funny and clever novel that manages too to evoke great feelings of pity and sadness in the reader, this is in effect a meditation on how we treat animals.
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`A brick dropped into the stagnant pond of contemporary English
prose' -- New Statesman
`An utterly absorbing and affecting work of fiction ... with Great
Apes Will Self establishes himself as an alpha male in the British literary
hierarchy' -- New York Times Book Review
`Exultantly hallucinogenic ... Achieves the rare feat of
temporarily altering the reader's perspective' -- Guardian
`His most daring and ambitious work ... genuinely provocative and
entertaining' -- Brian McCabe, Scotsman
`Strong, amusing, thoughtful' -- Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday
'Exultantly hallucinogenic ... achieves the rare feat of temporarily altering the reader's perspective' (Guardian)
'Prodigiously original and very funny' (Observer)
'Excellent ... as in the best satires, this journey through the alien world of chimps is at heart a deeply serious (and even moving) call for us to reconsider the shortcomings of the human world' (Alain de Botton, The Times)
'His most daring and ambitious work ... genuinely provocative and entertaining' (Brian McCabe, Scotsman)
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Book Description 2001-06-28., 2001. Book Condition: New. Penguin. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 416pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1321146
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 416 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140268006
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140268006