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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This is basically what happens: It was very creative and comprehensively interesting.

Utterly repetitive and boring. Ayla meets many other Zelandoni and one of them gives her a pouch of dried herbs smelling faintly of mint. Mar 01, Lady rated it did not like it Shelves: I’m sure it’s quite accurate from a research viewpoint, but hoo boy, I think I’d rather take today’s stresses and idiocies over this depiction of a natural idyll.

Why all of the repetition?

I also love the horses. I almost felt like they were trying to contain her wild spirit because they were afraid of her. I do mm Wolf. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Which is ironic, since we don’t see a lot of sex in this book. She had at least a part of Jondular View all 76 comments. I would have just skipped right over it, had I been reading the actual text. They haven’t grown as characters at all! Enter this review and read the comments at your own peril.


These caves are filled with remarkable art – paintings of mammoths, lions, aurochs, rhinoceros, reindeer, bison, bear. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Earth’s Children 6 books. At 13 years old Ayla was my hero when I didn’t have one.

I’m always afraid of being the one to burst everyone’s expectation bubble without putting in a fair effort. Return to Book Page.

The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M Auel: Bad sex award extract

The woman can do pretty much anything and everyone will applaud her. The problem of the research eventually dominating the story is all too evident here. Have read them all, more than once to tell the truth!

Why have you chosen to show such a high percentage of your action through dialogue? She was born with heightened acuity in all her senses.

The Land of Painted Caves

Nothing like making a stomach bug feel worse by reading a very disappointing book. In my opinion, however, I would much rather have cages that the series end with the fifth lnd when I could imagine what happened. Because they’re social creatures! They go in more caves. Auel deals with it in a couple of paragraphs of overview after the lengthiest cave tour yet and then sends all her characters back home without ever really exploring it at all.


Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, jeam above all, courage.

But all the time Ayala has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. She had greater strength to be able to keep up with the Clan. Zelandoni rides a travois.

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There are only so many descriptions of paint Boy, was I dissapointed with this one. Also, the cavemen don’t know why the cavemen painted cave paintings? They look at paintings in the caves.