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. Map of the travels of Ayla of the Mamutoi and Zelandonii in the book ‘The Land of Painted Caves’ by Jean Auel. This is the right way up to look.
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After thinking about it a bit, I just want to point out that the author is 75 years old! The problem of the research eventually dominating the story is all too evident here.
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Historical novel Speculative fiction Alternate history. And I could go on.
I was saddened by the appearance of poor copy editing in this work. There is no hope of learning what happens to Durc, to Uba, to the Clan. This edition contains a reading guide and an interview with Jean M. I won’t go too much into detail as other reviewers have exhaustively explained why this book sucks donkey arse, but essentially: Nov 23, Jennie rated it it was ok Shelves: As for other characters, they might as well just not be there at all.
Well, we read the Mother’s Song eighteen bazillion times Two-thirds of the book has no plot, and the last third has a plot that was regurgitated from an earlier book. It describes Ayla’s life among the Zelandonii, and her training to become one of their spiritual leaders.
Will i really regret not finishing the series, do you think? After reading several other reviews which uniformly bagged it, which all made me choke laughing at my stupidity, imagining that there could be akel actual imagination and creativity and quality left in this saga of sagas, I finally got to yours.
The Land of Painted Caves
Sex scenes in books normally cheer me up immensely, but these just squitted me right out. Almost every part of this story was not in keeping with the personal progression of Ayla and Jondalar, whom we have grown to both love and admire through her previous books.
That is weird shit, man. My advice is to save a tree and go for the Kindle edition. I expected more from Ayla. Although, lately, I quel tired easily. Not to mention 5 days of my life wasted on this cheap trash.
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And, following Jean Auel’s own credo, I shall write it for myself. There are only so many descriptions of painted caves that one can read before skimming over the rest. It appeared that all of Ayla’s training took place in a group. Quattro disegni elementari in sequenza: It took the characters I loved and twisted them beyond recognition. And the ‘twist’ of Jondalar being unfaithful with the ex-fiancee that paintsd hates just came out of nowhere. And let’s talk about that for a moment, shall we?
The Land of Painted Caves is the sixth and, apparently, the final book in the series.
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M Auel: Bad sex award extract
There is then a whole lot of really very tiresome stuff where Jondalar teaches Ayla to speak using words. 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.
It’s been a looong time since I read one, though. Parts of this book the parts that weren’t directly pasted from other jjean in the series were decent, but we didn’t really get any of the answers we were led to believe would be hidden within this monstrosity.
And, sadly, the story line that finally emerge A heartbreaking disappointment. This book needed major editing.
It honestly felt or that the author left it open enough to continue the story in some way, assertions on the dust jacket aside “the last in the series”, it said.
I’d give her something else, too, like a load of my ‘essence,’ he thought with an evil paknted. I mean what would a ren fest be without an orgy after closing! Who was not disappointed by The Land of Painted Caves? I thought they would have learned their lesson last time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 29, Pages.
But, the worst is one thing I hate in books along with love triangles happens: I loved EC books and 5 was OK, but this was just plain awful. Wasn’t so crazy about Plains of Passage She receiv Jean M.
But of course it is! Basically she took a tour of the pre-historic caves of southern France and talked about what she saw.
For those of you who don’t know, these novels are set in the Ice Age and centered around Ayla, who is orphaned at an early age, lives with Neanderthals who call themselves the Clan, is banished, lives on her own and tames various animals, meets hunka hunka burnin’ love Jondalar and returns with him and jea horses and a wolf to his own people, the Zelandonii. There was far less internal dialogue than previously and when it was present, it still felt flat. If she wanted to share what she’d learned about the painted caves she could have done that in a much shorter book.