Review: Monkey Talk By T. Lucas Earle
The first paragraph of this short story is pretty startling. It’s starts very basic with someone giving a speech, some internal dialogue of the speaker and he seems… human. There was no indication to suspect otherwise, but the realization is so sudden and jarring and is a great setup for the rest of the story which is about the emergence of intelligent apes and their struggle to integrate into human society. The prose is the main accomplishment in this short and the character interactions are very natural which lends to the acceptance of the ape as an intelligent being. While the ending of the story is not overly ambitious Monkey Talk is definitely thought provoking.
Print Length: 16 pages
Posted on August 26, 2013, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged book review, evolution, fantasy, fiction, monkey talk, science ficiton, t lucas earle, talking monkeys. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.