What would you do if a giant telepathic gorilla slowly explained the entire history of your species and then told you (1.) where all the problems of today stem from and (2.) that you need to slow down?

That's pretty much this book in a nutshell.

It's interesting, deep, well constructed and hard to put down, but it is also very strange. Like Catcher in the Rye, I think this one is wholly about the message contained within it, almost as if the story would really be about nothing at all if it wasn't for the very important and very pointed message pinned to the pages. If you haven't read it, I definitely recommend it. It's one of those books that should probably be required in high school but likely never will be because its obscure and the main character is a giant, telepathic gorilla telling the reader to slow down and not be so darn productive. All in all, I give it just over four stars out of five because it is strong, even if it's bizarre.

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