JEAN M. AUEL is an international phenomenon. Her books have sold 34 million copies worldwide. Her extensive research has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon, where she is at work on the next book in the Earths Children® series.
Reverend Mother, March 20, 2013 (view all comments by Reverend Mother)
This was not a good book. Auel spends pages upon pages describing vast grasslands, vistas, mountains, rock outcroppings, and migrating animals. It seems endless. In between these long, "plain passages" (sorry :)) is the same story told over and over and over to each settlement Ayla and Jondalar encounter: how they came to travel with tame animals. This incredibly boring book could have been a pamphlet. Don't waste your time. Read the first in the series (Clan of the Cave Bear), which was great, and be done. None of the others compare, but this one was the worst.
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