Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ape House

I am crazy tired at almost 3 in the a.m., but wanted to mention that I got in the first 3 chapters of Sara Gruen's Ape House over lunch today and am hooked. This is an author who knows how to draw a reader into a story. Excellent characters, well shaped dialogue, and a unique plot are all featured in just the first few pages. It is a story that deals, in large part, with the relationships between apes and humans, between us and the animal kingdom that we are, in fact, a part of. I never got around to reading Water For Elephants, but if Ape House fulfills the promise of its premise, I will certainly be picking it up next.

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