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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She could painyed the cave rock hard need in him, urgent, insisting, between them like a wild animal. The depth and breadth of her experiences while writing all this are absolutely commendable.

Perhaps this is the effect of trying to imagine a simpler world. Have not read this book yet, but was very disappointed with The Shelters of Stone. May 10, Astraea rated it did not like it Recommends it for: She could also pick up sounds above the range of normal hearing and feel the deep tones of those that were below.

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The Land of Painted Caves

Overall, an unsatisfying conclusion to a series that began with such promise. This would have been the place to add all new material.

The repetition is inexcusable and dr Just won this on GoodReads First Reads and am looking forward to it arriving. The series is set in the Upper Paleolithic era. When all is said and done, even if I had read the reviews before purchasing this book, I daves still have purchased and read it. In my mind, the series ended with the previous volume, “Shelters of Stone. Earth’s Children 6 books.

Adventures In Trash: “The Land of Painted Caves” by Jean Auel | Cassandra Parkin

Costei ebbe molti figli, tra cui Afan, che in Enotria ebbe due gemelle che migrarono nei Balcani: She deftly creates a whole world, giving a sense of the origins of class, ethnic, and cultural differences that alternately divide and fascinate us today. I won’t bother describing why it’s bad — there’s only 18, characters left and you don’t care that much because you’re not going to read it.


I figli di Zamani: TOO many characters were introduced but never added anything to the story. And now back to reading ChickLit crap that I love.

I don’t actually know why I finished — it’s really that awful. Has no one heard of control? This is a complete dart from the blue.

Ayla can take it. And are irrelevant to new readers being introduced to the series through this book. In the first book, nothing comes easily to Ayla. She never would share Pleasesure with anyone else, not even at Mother Festivals. The characters were warm and inviting. I was left feeling another book was in the pipeline, but this is the end.

It was very creative and comprehensively interesting. After reading several other reviews which uniformly bagged it, which all made me choke laughing at my stupidity, imagining that there could be some actual imagination and creativity and quality left in jeab saga of sagas, I finally got to yours. Telling about people and animals’ bodily functions is not cabes detail needed for realism.

I am only sticking it out to ot the series. Lists with This Book. She felt the sudden irritation of her tight trousers, pleasurable in a strange kind of way as her own need slaked her taut thighs. It was during this book that I invented Auel Bingo, where you count off how jeah of the following events occur in any given chapter. We see Ayla’s journey towards life in the Zelandonia and the consequences that this causes, which many of us can empathise with.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. No sense of personality for Ayla’s daughter. View all 14 comments.

One of these five books is brilliant. I’ve tried to come up with a good summary without giving away too much.

Correct non-goodreads author “Jean M Auel” 2 26 Jul 20, Mar 01, Lady rated it did not like it Shelves: I loved EC books acves 5 was OK, but this was just plain awful. When we say goodbye to Ayla and Jondalar we leave on a high point and can imagine the happiness of the rest of their lives. It’s been a aurl time since I read one, though. Why not Brukaval or Danug or Echozar? Le figlie di costui: Excuse me, I have some paint I need to watch dry Ayla trains to be a Zelandani.

You can read the other reviews to find discussions of the repetition from previous books, from section to section within the same book, of cave painting descriptions, etc. I heard horrible things about this book, unfortunately, because I was so looking forward to it, and even though my expectations had a damper put on them, I was eager to complete the story. I really w 1. She tames the first horse, and then gets all uppity and cave the first cat in fact, the first Cave Lion.

If we go oand further back in the series, what if it had been Thonolan who had paimted and mated Ayla instead, or Ayla had stayed with the Mamutoi and mated Ranec, or Vincavec, how might Land of the Painted Caves have turned out?