The Rick Lakin Podcast

Episode 9 - The Apes of Eden by Jon P. Gunn - Chapters 1 and 2

January 17, 2016

The Apes of Eden is available from as a Kindle Book and on Kindle Unlimited and in print  CreateSpace

The Apes of Eden - The Complete Saga contains almost 700 pages and is the completion of a Post-Apocalyptic Search for God by a tribe of killer apes who began their journey in the Garden of Eden.  It is written in Heroic Couplets, a form of Iambic Pentameter.


                                I'm kinda glad you got us in this fix--

                                you never let me do my magic tricks.

    In the year 19067, a tribe of killer apes leaves Eden on a Post-Apocalyptic Search for God. They face evil creatures from Hell and Heaven alike.  The story is told in the words of Literate Louie, the Scribe of the Tribe.

    A tribe of killer apes living an idyllic life in the Garden of Eden begins a monumental quest to search the post-apocalyptic Earth in search of God.   The Apes of Eden is written in iambic pentameter.  It is a humorous look at religion and philosophy through the eyes of an intelligent ape.

    The Apes of Eden is written in rhymed iambic pentameter thus falling into the category called heroic couplets.  Each line has 10 syllables and the pairs of lines rhyme.    

While many lines were written in 10 syllables in very early Latin, it was Geoffrey Chaucer who added the meter and originated iambic pentameter in the English Language which was further immortalized in many plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare. 


    Jon P. Gunn wrote The Apes of Eden over a period of many, many years beginning as a teenager. He read Spenser, Chaucer, Dante and Cervantes.   Many oddball philosophies, from solopsism to deism are explored and mocked. Allusions to a broad spectrum of myths and canons are made.

    Jon never graduated from college even though he had twice the number of hours to graduate. He was too busy reading the great works of literature to bother. He shared his work with a friend. It is that man and his friend, Rick Lakin who are bringing you Jon’s work. We think it’s very good. We hope you do too.

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