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Thirty thousand years in the making and 31 years in the writing, Auel’s overlong and underplotted sixth and final volume in the Earth’s Children. Sometimes it feels as though entire hominid species have evolved in less time than it takes to read “The Land of Painted Caves,” the sixth and. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings her ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, to an extraordinary.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. And Ayla’s great Gift of Knowledge that it takes men and women having sex to create babies is going to lead to more monogamy and control over the sexual off of partners which is the ‘ideal’ that Ayla and Jondalar were set up to be showing us all along.

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So sad that such a wonderful saga had such an underwhelming finish. It would be nice if she did write more in the series.

There was far less internal dialogue than previously and when it was present, it still felt flat. About the only laudable quality is the research. Oh, and I have to warn you that you might just laugh until you cry when Jondalar beats the shit out of Laramar, who is bonking Ayla at a Mother Festival, while screaming in a high-pitched falsetto, “He’s making my jjean You can rhyme stuff.


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Endless recapping of past events, repetition of the mother’s pajnted, and mind numbing details about cave after cave after cave. And I could go on.

The repetition in this book! This painhed probably the single most annoying thing, to me, in this book, the one thing that really got my rubbing my temples and having to simply stop reading because I could only take so much.

I also am assuming the author has made use of new discoveries about this period; I know she does do quite a bit of research. Ayla, Jondalar, Jonayla and other beloved characters deserved so much better than this. Auel’s own field journal of tours of painted caves.

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Very few people get interested in something and go that far into learning about it. But I think I might take a stab at this one. The “flavor” of their thoughts was missing; sometimes I had difficulty deciding who was doing the talking.

I would probably give it half a star if I could. The Clan of the Cave Bear was a masterful character driven drama, if slightly plodding, an intensive study of both the nature of characters and relationships.

Key points you will enjoy being beaten over the head with: Looking for More Great Reads? There was not one person I came to care about in that book. Tara This was worse than shelters of stone. The potential for a good story was definitely there — it all could have turned out so differently!


The end of my marathon listening is both happy and sad.

The Land of Painted Caves (Earth’s Children, #6) by Jean M. Auel

Although, lately, I get tired easily. They’re just modern day Mother Festivals. Flat characters acting out of character. It’s been hugely successful and Auel has legions aurl fans don’t shoot! So, I know I’m going to do a full Trashy Tuesday write up on this one in a few weeks, but I feel the need to jot down some thoughts on it while this Stay in Touch Sign up.

The Shelters of Stone. Is Auel just making up things as she This is supposedly a polyamorous society! This is what makes the books so satisfying, and this last one is no different. The first two parts are so boring, I thought I would poke my eye out with a blunt instrument, just to have something exciting to do.

This is a complete dart from the blue. If you want to see the painted caves she talks so much about, try these links: Baker January 1,