The Murderer’s Ape – Jakob Wegelius

30153285Sally Jones is a gorilla. Smart and resourceful, she lives with her friend, the Chief, working as an engineer on his cargo boat. But when the Chief is convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, and Sally Jones finds herself alone and on the run. In an adventure that crosses continents, Sally Jones meets new friends and powerful enemies and must use her many talents to find the one person who can clear the Chief’s name.

The Murderer’s Ape is a true delight. Brilliantly written, and with beautiful illustrations, I enjoyed every second of this book. The story is pretty long, but incredibly well told and very easy to follow with short chapters and quite a simple writing style. I’m not sure if the simplicity is due to the original writing or the translation, but it is really effective because it adds a layer of authenticity that the book is written from the point of view of a gorilla.

There are a lot of different locations and characters, all of whom were interesting to read about and bought something unique to the story. Overall, this book was a lot of fun and a pleasure to read.

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