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. 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. 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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The Land of Painted Caves

It lsnd soooooo repetitive that I nearly went insane. Ayla can read people’s minds because she was raised by the Clan. All of the books are bad, but this one is painfully repetitious!

I am only sticking it out to finish the series. The people accept this and coin the word “fa-ther”, etymology as follows: Have read them all, more than once to tell the truth!

It describes Ayla’s life among the Zelandonii, and her training to become one of their spiritual leaders. The discovery of this plot twist comes pretty much out of the blue; if it was set up a bit better, with some real time spent on establishing how Jondalar comes round to that way of thinking, it might be just about believable, but certainly not with Marona, a stock character who has been vicious to Ayla pretty much from day one — Zolena, Joplaya, or any other woman really would have been a more believable choice.


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Why even bother if it’s clearly so unimportant? Perhaps the most disappointing part was that throughout the book, the characters painyed one-dimensional, even the two that we readers have spent the most time with: Jonayla is probably the only baby only a few months old that can wait to urinate until her mother removes her from her carrying basket.

What is that Big Reveal, you ask? You’ll Herewith, the “Land of the Painted Caves” drinking game!

Specifically, we get Jondalar. Repetition is a major problem in The Land of Painted Caves. I only paited I didn’t have to suffer through the first pages to get to it. This site uses cookies. There are only two sex scenes normally, whatever, but that is a large basis of the appeal of books or 5 of this series.

The characters were warm and inviting. The Aueel of the Cave Bear. It’s been a looong time since I read one, though. It completely ruined the atmosphere of the Upper Palaeolithic world that Auel was trying to craft and forcefully jarred me out of my immersion in the story.

I have never, ever seen an author turn on their protagonist in such a blatant and hostile way. How could she survive by herself? Auel really digs caves. To view it, click here. But Only the Crappy Parts”. Her child half-Clan, half-Cro-Magnon is clearly the genetic hope of the Clan, since children like him are the only way their gene-pool will make it into the future. Books by Jean M.


Maybe it was because the first three books were so key to my teenage years and I felt a painte of loyalty to the series. An editor could have tightened up the errors and the repetition, and whilst the description here was unbelievably dry there uean glimmers of the kind of vivid, vibrant descriptions that Auel used to write: It’s as though Auel looked at her body of work thus far, realised she still had to write one last book, said “DAMN! There is no character development.

I just hope she didn’t end up needing therapy after narrating this last book. Despite having had nine years to work on this since the release of The Shelters of Stonethe finale which Auel has delivered feels rushed to press and unready for publication. The pacing is all over the place. So I’m glad i read it, but what a piece of shit. But this was one of my least favourite in the series. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Blame it all on the barma, I suppose. Auel’s own field journal of tours of painted caves. Herewith, the “Land of the Painted Caves” drinking game!

I want to sleep late and take naps in the day, and sometimes if I stand for a long time, my back hurts.