"Consider reality TV, meth labs, over-the-top animal-rights activists, Botox, tabloids and Internet diatribes, and you, too, might come to the conclusion: People should be more like animals. Sara Gruen's entertaining, enlightening new novel will certainly leave you thinking so."--"Miami Herald"
"Propulsive...Gruen writes with the commercial breathlessness of a cozier Dan Brown."--"Entertainment Weekly "
"Gruen delivers a tale that's full of heart, hope, and compelling questions about who we really are."--"Redbook"
"Animal lovers, gather 'round...["Ape House"] is much better [than "Water for Elephants"]--funny because of some weird characters and circumstances that make life difficult for our intrepid reporter, and at the same time, compelling because those apes put to shame our beloved Homo sapiens."--"Newark Star Ledger "
"Part expose, part thriller, part gothic romance and part comedy and farce...Gruen is a master at the popular novel plot."--"Asheville Citizen Times"
"Gruen is clearly enjoying herself here. It is fun...the conceit of a household of language--endowed apes as the ne plus ultra of reality TV -- leering humans greedy for profits and naughty thrills...apes who are at once innocent and more compassionate and dignified than the producers and the viewers -- is terrific: an incisive piece of social commentary."--"New York Times Book Review
"["Ape House"] hums along with a pop-culture plot full of slick profiteers, sleazy pornographers, idiotic reality TV and gossip rags -- with botox and ape sex thrown in for entertaining reading."--"Des Moines Register
"Gruen has a knack for pacing and for creating distinctive animal characters. Scenes involving the bonobos are winsome without being sappy, and the reader comes to share Isabel's concern for the animals."--"Boston Globe
"Gruen's astute, wildly entertaining tale of interspecies connection is a novel of verve and conscience."--"Booklist" (Starshow more