Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ape House by Sara Gruen

This is by the author of
Water for Elephants
which I really liked. It was a rich, satisfying read.

I was excited to see a new book by the same author and was hoping for the same.

It's about bonobos who understand English and communicate in American Sign Language. They're stolen and a reporter is on the story.

This was an okay book. I read it in a couple of days, and I liked the bonobos. But there was something missing. Water for Elephants was very rich, both in story and in the writing. There was something thin about this, almost skeletal. It needed more meat.

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