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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

An Intellectual and Provocative Read~!!

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore is a highly intelligent and provocative piece of literature that is not for the faint of heart. Its pages are filled with wit, humor, sadness, mortification and ingenuity. The imagery between Darwinism and Creationism is detailed in t...
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore is a highly intelligent and provocative piece of literature that is not for the faint of heart. Its pages are filled with wit, humor, sadness, mortification and ingenuity. The imagery between Darwinism and Creationism is detailed in this highly imaginative tale.

Bruno Littlemore, the narrator of the story, is a chimpanzee who has learned the ability to communicate, not with his hands, but with his voice. He is articulate, knowledgeable and extremely well-read on an academic level while maintaining his animalistic tendencies. Bruno is in love with all things human and after being "rescued" from the zoo by Dr. Lydia Littlemore, he comes to realize that he could never go back to that kind of life. After spending many years as a test subject for a research department at the University of Chicago, Bruno goes to live with Lydia and they fall in love. Their life borders on the idyllic and for years they grow together, under the radar, until the headaches that Lydia suffers from become unbearable. After heading back to the "real" world, their lives begin to unravel and Bruno is forced to flee for his life. He meets many interesting characters along his journey, who help to shape and mold him to be a better "person". However, all things come full circle and Bruno decides to go back to his past in order to correct all the wrongs done to him.

Bruno shares with us his passions, his loves, his reasons for being and the similarties between his species and humans. Even though there were a few passages that will stay with me forever, I loved reading his story and for a first time author, Benjamin Hale, has written a remarkable piece that I would recommend to others to read. It has moderate to heavy expletives, scenes of morbid violence and sexual intimacies.

posted by Heavensent1 on February 15, 2011

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Stopped after 150 pages

When I initially started reading this book, I was floored by how intelligent I am. I understood almost all of Hale's big words (great use of a thesaurus). I found Bruno to be an interesting character, and I could even hear him speaking to me. But after awhile, it seemed...
When I initially started reading this book, I was floored by how intelligent I am. I understood almost all of Hale's big words (great use of a thesaurus). I found Bruno to be an interesting character, and I could even hear him speaking to me. But after awhile, it seemed as if the storyline was going absolutely nowhere. Yes, the foreshadowing told us what was going to happen, but the overdevelopment about every little aspect of Bruno's life was becoming tedious. By the time I got to Bruno's sexual arousal over Lydia while she was passed out on sleeping pills, I had had enough.

posted by crazyladyteacher on July 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Wtf

    I did not get this book at all i want a refund!

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    I was really disturbed by this story.  I actually had to put the

    I was really disturbed by this story.  I actually had to put the book down at page 185.  I know a lot of the reviews say that this book is not for everyone, well that is true.  If you are fine with reading about beastieality  then maybe this is the book for you.  I was fine with the book until the recurrent nature of the sex acts was taking place and then I just had to call it quits.  

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    Sorry...have not read it yet

    It still keeps me awake at night, and I've only read about 10 pages....

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 4, 2011

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    Posted March 26, 2011

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