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Ape House: A Novel

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen on Ape House Right before I went on tour for Water for Elephants, my mother sent me an email about a place in Des Moines, Iowa, that was studying language acquisition and cognition in great apes. I had been fascinated by human-ape discourse … see full wiki

Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
3 reviews about Ape House: A Novel
review by . November 03, 2010
When you have a book as widely read and beloved as Water for Elephants, there is the expectation that the next book is going to bring the same magic to the reader. While I enjoyed Ape House and had little problem staying interested in it, it definitely did not bring the Water for Elephants magic for me (personal opinion!).      Like Water for Elephants, Ape House is a story largely about animals--this time Great Apes (specifically bonobos); and also like the previous book, abuse …
review by . February 02, 2011
Scientist Isabel Duncan is employed at the Great Ape Language Lab, a university research facility where the communication skills between bonobo apes and humans are studied.      Isabel developed her love for the bonobo apes when she was a student. Now she shows reporter, John Thigpen, how the apes respond to the ASL (American Sign Language). John is appreciative and immediately becomes fond of the apes.      The university didn't want the protesters or …
review by . November 03, 2010
When you have a book as widely read and beloved as Water for Elephants, there is the expectation that the next book is going to bring the same magic to the reader. While I enjoyed Ape House and had little problem staying interested in it, it definitely did not bring the Water for Elephants magic for me (personal opinion!).    Like Water for Elephants, Ape House is a story largely about animals--this time Great Apes (specifically bonobos); and also like the previous book, abuse …
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