on October 17, 2011
Bruno Littlemore is a chimp, who narrates this novel. He is extremely intelligent, and the book is beautifully written. It is very dark, and is not for the faint of heart in the least -- there is much violence, sexual content, even a rape and beastiality.
Despite the wonderful language hidden within the novel, the book was easy to begin, but difficult to finish. Bruno is an interesting character that you empathize with, but as his life stretches far and wide, so do the boundaries of the reader's imagination, and not in a good way. It's hard to believe that Bruno would appear so human-like, that people would not know he is a chimp. By the end, the story moves into some difficult territory, and it became rather unbelievable, and hard to finish.