|Plot Summary of Great Apes|
When London artist Simon Dykes wakes after a late night of routine debauchery, he discovers that his world is irretrievably changed. His girlfriend, Sarah, has turned into a chimpanzee. And, to Simon's appalled surporise, so has the rest of humanity.
Simon, under the bizarre delusion that he is 'human', is confined to an emergency psychiatric ward. There he becomes of considerable interest to eminent psychologist chimp, Dr Zack Busner. For, with this fascinating case, Busner thinks he may finally make his reputation as a truly Great Ape.
This synopsis report prepared by Steve Slack
|Chapter Analysis of Great Apes|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Repressive society story
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- feelings of a human growing up among aliens
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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