Apes of Eden – The Journey Begins

The Apes of Eden is an epic fantasy poem written in iambic pentameter written by Jon P. Gunn.

I’m kind of glad you got me in this fix.

You never let me use my magic tricks.

In the year 19067, a tribe of killer apes leaves Eden in search of 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 Journey Begins is the first of a trilogy.  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.


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