|Plot Summary of Ishmael|
|"Conversations with a telepathic ape about philosophy. Really."
dave dellatore, Resident Scholar
|"The narrator, a somewhat thoughtful and sensitive middle-aged man who occasionally has fits of desiring to save the world, answers a classified ad that seeks students. The teacher/guru turns out to be Ishmael, a highly-educated and telepathic gorilla, who teaches the narrator about where the human race went wrong and what needs to be done to save the world. There's very little plot; almost nothing "happens" in the story beyond a Socratic dialogue between two parties -- sort of a "My Dinner With Andre" that stars a great ape and a human. The author offers interesting new readings of the Fall of Man and Cain's murder of Abel, but this is more of an ecological and philosophical book than a religious one. But easily readable too, not at all ploddingly dense."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Ishmael|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Kind of animal:
- nature of existence (heavy philosophy)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- small businessman
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
Has magical powers?
- mind control
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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