The Murderer"s Ape
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Published by Delacorte Press in New York .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 588 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Number of Pages588
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27297017M
ISBN 101101931752
ISBN 109781101931752
OCLC/WorldCa948734151

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  The Murderers Ape, by Jakob Wegelius, is an amazingly well written book about Sally Jones. Sally Jones is a gorilla who has been around humans her entire life. She is an amazing engineer and mechanic, and loves to learn things/5. The ape Sally Jones, who can understand speech, respond with nods, write slowly, and play chess, tells her tale by typing on an old Underwood typewriter. It’s the . "This may be the most charming book I've read all year. It's a challenge to build a story around a protagonist who can't speak, and Wegelius does this skillfully, emphasizing qualities that make us human." — The New York Times Book Review "Features a complex mystery, an intricately constructed narrative, and deep characters/5(65).   [The Murderer's Ape] is really brilliant and there's some real treasures on the Pushkin list' -- Katherine Woodfine, Down the Rabbit Hole '[ The Murderer's Ape ] is such a brilliant book, it's my favourite one from last year' -- Alex T Smith, Down the Rabbit Hole/5(77).

A brilliant adventure with a wonderful main character in Sally, The Murderer’s Ape is rich with lovable multi-dimensional characters that feel like family, and a European setting full of warmth and community. The black-and-white illustrations lend an extra hint of detail and luxury to this book, which has already won great acclaim.5/5(2). Eighty chapters and more than pages long, The Murderer’s Ape feels like a rebooted Alexandre Dumas novel. While the book’s length may be daunting, Wegelius’ audience is in for a pleasant surprise. The highly engaging narrative turns a fat novel into a light read. In the midst of Sally’s complex account, Wegelius weaves in a well. The information about The Murderer's Ape shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. The Murderer’s Ape Jakob Wegelius, trans. from the Swedish by Peter Graves. Delacorte, $ (p) ISBN Buy this book Sally Jones is a top-notch engineer, excels at chess.

Wegelius, Jakob. The Murderer's Ape. Penguin Random House, New York, Kindle AZW file. Sally Jones is fully aware that she is a gorilla. She lives and works among humans rather than living in the jungle. She has some early memories of a life of cruelty; however, she does not know how she came. This extraordinary book defies easy categorisation – not least because of its unique protagonist and narrator. Sally Jones is an intelligent, thoughtful, loyal and highly literate gorilla. Necessarily silent, she is a keen observer not merely of what happens around her, but also of the complex motivations that lead the humans who play a part.   JAKOB WEGELIUS is a Swedish writer and illustrator who lives and works in the small village of Mörtfors. In Sweden, he was awarded the August Prize for Best Children’s Book and the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize for The Murderer’s Ape, which is also an International Youth Library White Raven selection.5/5(1).   a sunday times, observer, times, telegraph and booktrust book of the year And now a Waterstones Book of the Month! The Murderer's Ape publishes in paperback on September 6th.