Its charm and excitement I ust love the main character Madelene who Danish although the story is set in London At the start the novel she s a secret alcoholic and a decorative wife to be wheeled out at the end of each day to play her part in sweetening her husband s evenings and nights and it s a part she plays well at first until she meets an ape not an ordinary ape mind you but uite an exceptional one And so the escapade begins full of high inx and dare moments of extreme tenderness the full works For every answer this novel gives it poses twenty uestions I keep having to remind myself that it s a fable yet one that my mind keeps returning to I ve driven family friends acuaintances mad trying to persuade them to read it They look at me as if to say why would I want to read a novel about a woman and an ape And I can t tell them too much because to do so would take the thrill out of their reading experience should they succumb to my pleasMany contemporary readers seem to hanker after long and longer novels In other words pages better value for money but this isn t always the case Long can mean rambling in need of editing things better said in fewer words The Woman and The Ape is a short novel 229 pages in the edition I read The writing is tight disciplined and flawless literary and yet totally unpretentious and accessibleIf you re not broadminded and are easily shocked then this isn t the novel for you For those who love anything thought provoking and are in possession of an extremely uirky sense of humour then I can t recommend this novel highly enough It s uite superb and uniuePeter H eg you are the best If you approach this book as a kind of essay on the topic of animals and London in terms of how many animals are either consumed in London as food or maintained there as pets zoological spectacles and research objects you will find a lot to like in this book If you approach it as an essay on the relation of the animal world to civilized humanity you will find perhaps less to like but at least the outlines of a very complicated problem should the civilized world impose some kind of limit on itself both in terms of its physical expansion and the scope of its knowledge and control vis a vis the natural world or should civilization actively incorporate nature and preserve it as such And what would the preservation be exactly These uestions are all interesting but this is NOT an essay As a novel it doesn t work so well or not as well as hoped the characters remain vaguely sketched out the city settings eually vague the city itself is a strange image of London as some kind of amalgam of New City and something like Hong Kong or Mexico City London is a big city so I ve heard but I can t imagine it as the massive frenetic sprawling horizontal and vertical concrete ungle that Hoeg describes here The first half of the story if uite entertaining as the drunken wife of a rich well bred important zoologist gradually figures out that she s unhappy and her husband is a monster and that he s torturing a mysterious illegally smuggled ape in the name of science and his career Once that episode is over one is or less waiting for the ending which feels cinematic and superficial than an organic resolution of the story and its ideas The manbeast sex is surprisingly cold the Edenic allegory is a bit forced but the idea of a race of super apes or less understood to be nothing but educated Danes with superhuman strength and body hair is however uite appealing Perhaps it s a uestion of genre as a novel the text doesn t work but as kind of short story allegory or fable it might have something to say It s a uick read in any case One sees here and there flickers of the brilliance of Smilla s Sense of Sno. 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behavioural scientist has it hidden on the grounds of his housescientist has it hidden on the grounds of his house wife Madelene is a Danish alcoholic Somehow the author and his PR believe this makes for not only a story but a parable While admiring author Peter Hoeg s understanding of science especially biology and neuroscience and his surprising dry humour I was ready to go where the author wanted to take me But I had to get off at the point where the beautiful but not uite sober wife runs off with the ape My prejudices were stretched further by paradise found and the descent into chaos and preachy environmentalism Madelene a promising
"WILDCARD OF A CHARACTER LOSES HER "of a character loses her and the Erasmus the ape is irritatingly noble The so called villains the emasculated adam burden and his sister the emasculated Adam Burden and his sister come off better than the so called heroes There are moments of uality writing in here but you have to endure a lot to get to it Perhaps too much I fear I am not intelligent enough to draw the maximum from this book I was at least halfway through before I could stop using the synopsis as a road map to remind myself what was going on The prose is dense and highly intelligent but much of its message was lost on me All I took from the first hundred or so pages was that a form of alcohol exists which you can drink and not end up incoherent and embarrassing and find yourself waking up with your tongue fused to the carpet In fact it renders you sharply intuitive and resourceful regardless of your reputation as a gin soaked lush Madelene has located such a substance and really ought to market it instead of snogging apes But anywayIf you can make it to the halfway point this book does become While this book by Peter H eg did not get high ratings in the reviews I read I found the book delightful I love the opening scene in which a super intelligent ape creates havoc with his captors in London I like the way it treats scientists studying an exotic animal in an unnecessarily destructive way While this is a bit of science fiction the story is a could be one with Peter H eg s usual sharp observations on contemporary Britain in this case Loved this bookan insightful parable about man and animals free will and destiny science and humanism The main character is an alcoholic housewife Madalene married well who runs away with an anthropoid ape he talks named Erasmus Peter Hoeg is the same guy who wrote S The Woman and the Ape is about a wealthy alcoholic housewife Madelene who reassess her life when an unusual ape offers her a peach Peter Hoeg s incisive observations about class wealth power freedom civilization and beauty keep this easily readable animal rights themed novel intriguing Madelene s annoying but unpredictable behavior adds surprising twists to what s bound to happen You won t go bananas over the book but the provocative ideas are rife for discussion even if Hoeg s take on how animals view the world isn t always accurate Peel it and see A ship smuggling wild animals crashes into a pier in an English harbor allowing a strange ape to escape He is eventually captured by a behavioral scientist who finds out how preternaturally intelligent this ape is The scientist wants to to experiments on the animal but his alcoholic wife who is drawn to the creature thwarts the plan and helps him escape While on the run the odd couple falls in love Is the creature an animal a man or something elseThis is a very bizarre book that explores what it means to be human and the nature of love Not sure if it will be everyone s cup of tea but it is worthy of considerationShe turned to face the ape There is no such thing as outside now she said If there s freedom to be found it ll have to be in the inside Contrary to what ad. Editions of The Woman and the Ape by Peter Heg Kvinden og aben Hardcover Published by Gyldendals Bogklubber Bogklubbog Hardcover pages Authors Peter Heg ISBN ISBN Edition language Danish Average rating ratings Kvinden og aben roman Book WorldCatorg Additional Physical Format Online version Heg Peter Kvinden og aben Kbenhavn Munksgaard Rosinante OCoLC Material Type Kvinden og aben roman eBook WorldCatorg Kvinden og aben roman Peter Heg Home WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help Search Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Create lists bibliographies and reviews or Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you Advanced Search Find a Library Kvinden og aben by Nadia Hjsting on Prezi Next Kvinden og Aben Natur mder kultur Hvad er menneskets holdning til naturen? Side Et forlig sagde Adam En overenskomst mellem den teknologiske civilisation og naturen Et bevis p muligheden af en fredelig sameksistens mellem dyr og mennesker Et teknisk mirakel Kvinden Og Aben – provideearthlife Kvinden og Aben Her til aften dumpede eg ind i Dokumentaren p DR hvor man fulgte Lone Drscher Nielsens arbejde for at redde Udgave fra p forlaget Munksgaard Rosinante ISBN Kategori Romaner Pris kr stand Kvinden og aben sider Jul Moder Jord helt konkret med de tre kvinder Tarzan uvgerligt m Af en aggressiv han gorilla muligvis sin egen abe Kvinden og aben af Peter Heg – anmeldelser og Vi er endnu ikke stdt p en boganmeldelse af 'Kvinden og aben' af Peter Heg i de aviser blogs og andre medier vi flger Men vi har fundet andre anmeldelser af bger F Kvinden og aben af Heg Peter | Bger Kuriosa Hos Bger og Kuriosa. Ults believe the oy of
children at comes not from having no knowledge of Death every creature has thatat play comes not having no knowledge of Death every creature has that comes from their divining what the grown ups have lost sight of that even though Death makes a fierce opponent it is not invincibleYou re not what went before If anything you re what comes after810S 102816 F113016 34 Days This will be a parable full of insight to some out there skewed vets maybeAnd that ladies and gentlemen is the most charitable comment I can think of at this precise moment The general consensus is that the uality of Danish writer Peter H eg s output has been going downhill ever since Smilla s Sense of Snow
readers in particular The Woman and the Ape While I find there s a kernel of truth in that namely that H eg has yet to top Smilla I find something to appreciate about every single book he has written even the less good ones Which very much includes The Woman and the ApeEverything considered The Woman and the Ape has a somewhat similar overall vibe to Smilla Both are unconventional mystery stories with science fiction elements that feature hypercompetent but introverted women as main characters whose personal skillset happens to be specialised in ridiculously specific ways This one however takes place in glamourous environments than the run down parts of Copenhagen featured in Smilla as it focuses on British scientific institutions involved in wildlife conservation The Woman and the Ape eventually turns into an interspecies love story between a human woman and a male missing link between human and ape I can definitely see why this particular novel rustled some immies On the other hand I wonder if this book gave Guillermo del Toro the idea for his The Shape of Water Speaking of the affinity with Latin America In the later chapters H eg steers the story into a magical realist modern day fairy tale in the Jorge Luis BorgesGabriel Garcia Maruez vein This is something else that I wager alienated many mainstream readers who had expected something closer to Smilla Woman and the Ape starts feeling like one of H eg s least predictable books because the whole thing started out as a fairly grounded suspense novel taking place in a nuts and bolts scientific universe but turns into almost the opposite of thatI think in order to understand The Woman and the Ape you need both an affinity with magical realist storytelling and an active interest in following news about environmental issues Many of the central moral and philosophical dilemmas as well as how the story unfurls did surprise me but I did have some pre existing familiarity with all of the basic concepts even if they turned out to be a different set of themes than I had expected This novel deserves 10 stars not 5 Being a huge fan of Peter H eg s you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon an edition published in 1997 of The Woman and the Ape I d never heard of the novel before but the fact that my favourite Danish author had written it and the cover was suitably uirky not the one featured here on Goodreads but far better I couldn t wait to get home and start turning the book s yellowed pagesThe experience was like entering a different world and being amazed at every corner turned the beauty of the writing the intensity often the wit I laughed out loud many times the total daring of the author to write something so controversial and anti establishment Yes my mouth dropped open a few times Thoughts entered my mind such as whoa he s actually getting away with this this book must be banned in some countries only the Danes could be this uirky and how can he make something that s so taboo seem eroticTo say too much about the story would be to issue too many spoilers The twists turns and surprises are part of. Har vi et kmpe udvalg af bger | Kvinden og aben Pnt eks En hjintelligent abe kommer til London som naturvidenskabeligt forskningsobjekt Den befries af forskningslederens danske kone og sammen sger de at etablere en global kologisk ansvarlighed Kvinden og aben Peter Heg genre ndash; Kvinden og aben Peter Heg genre drama Dette er mske Peter Heg`s bedste bog bedm selv Kvinden aben operaen politikendk Ngen svrt forbrndt kvinde p ben gade Klokken torsdag indlb der anmeldelse om at en rig kvinde var blevet svrt forbrndt p hele kroppen oplyser Nordsjllands Politi Det skete i forbindelse med at der ved Kvinden og aben by Nadia Hjsting on Prezi Next Kvinden og Aben Natur mder kultur Hvad er menneskets holdning til naturen? Side Et forlig sagde Adam En overenskomst mellem den teknologiske civilisation og naturen Et bevis p muligheden af en fredelig sameksistens mellem dyr og mennesker Et teknisk mirakel Kvinden og aben roman Book WorldCatorg Additional Physical Format Online version Heg Peter Kvinden og aben Kbenhavn Munksgaard Rosinante OCoLC Material Type Editions of The Woman and the Ape by Peter Heg Kvinden og aben Hardcover Published by Gyldendals Bogklubber Bogklubbog Hardcover pages Authors Peter Heg ISBN ISBN Edition language Danish Average rating ratings Kvinden og aben roman eBook WorldCatorg Kvinden og aben roman Peter Heg Home WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help Search Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Create lists bibliographies and reviews or Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you Advanced Search Find a Library Kvinden Og Aben – provideearthlife Kvinden og Abe.Many Readers In Particular