Posted by sean at threshold5n.jpmorgan.com on August 07, 2001 at 10:23:59:
In Reply to: Original ending of book. posted by RaeRae on August 07, 2001 at 00:40:55:
: Geez, I keep posting tonight- what's going on???
: My Dad read the English translation of the book and told me the end.
: The Charlton Heston/Mark Wahlberg character and his girlfriend (another human slave) are able to escape from the planet and rendesvous with his aircraft, from which he descended to the planet in a smaller craft. They fly back to Earth and land at Orly (sp) Int'l Airport, in Paris where a truck drives over to meet them. A Gorilla gets out of the truck and the girlfriend screams. That's the end. It doesn't continue. Like this post
"Monkey Planet" has a wraparound story of two vacationing astronauts who come upon the story of the astronaut somehow. [I didn't read it, I was told, so I don't know how.] Then, at the end, after the whole long story, which ends as Rachel said, it goes back to the astronauts, and one says, "Talking humans? How ridiculous." (They're monkeys, y'see.) So it has twists on top of twists and in between twists as well.
But "it was our planet" will always be the best.
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