The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

eBook - 2011
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Bruno Littlemore, the world's first chimpanzee with the ability to speak, tells the story of primatologist Lydia Littlemore's efforts to educate him; his untimely outbursts, which ultimately cost Lydia her job; and the unforgettable road trip that follows.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781609417185
1609417186
Characteristics: 1 online resource (578 p.) : ill., maps

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cgouge
Jun 10, 2016

A difficult to imagine transformation of a chimpanzee into a human, I didn't find the protagonist hugely likeable, but appreciated his insightful comments about the quirkiness of humans. Still, not my favourite read.

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rstolzster
Mar 30, 2012

A very well written book. However, the love of language exhibited by the narrator (and author) does get a tad long winded at times.

Otherwise, a very creative exploration of what it means to be human (from the perspective of a chimpanzee) and the relationship between love and language.

debwalker Feb 08, 2011

"A serious novel that manages to transform an interspecies love story into a journey into language, humanity, life and death. It cleverly challenges the reader to explore ancient philosophical themes while sharing a love story between a woman and a chimpanzee, which includes some very funny moments. The story leaves you thinking deeply about what it means to be human. Open the book--and your mind--and let Benjamin Hale take you away."--Ed Conklin, Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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