Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ape House by Sarah Gruen

A woman, who's life is researching bonobos and language, has her world turned upside down when the lab is bombed.  A reporter with job and wife problems sets out to redeem his career by tracking the story.

I really liked the story.  It is filled with true, interesting details about bonobos and ape cruelty.  I realized it is a transparent animal rights statement, but since I mostly agree with it, I didn't mind.  What I did mind, however, was that the story was going along fine, when the author suddenly ended the book.  It should have been much longer.  She set up this interesting story and then wrapped it up in just a few pages, leaving me feeling like the story shouldn't be finished yet.

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