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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Where do they live? Having worked through the last two books, I was already beginning to tire of this particular epic, but I’m loyal and wanted to see how the whole thing aeul. H e reached for her hungrily, kissing her mouth and her neck and then her body with starved ardour.

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Would Ayla ever find love, family, belonging or would she constantly pf alone? Ayla put two and two together back in Cave Bear; why can’t they? It took her nine years to essentially plagiarize not only her previous books, but also previous parts of the current book. What you may call it becomes very annoyed, especially since he now believes that sex makes babies, and delivers a terrific beating to the party in question, meanwhile bellowing “He’s making MY babies! As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave.

He got up and moved between them, then lowered himself and tasted her.

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Correct non-goodreads author “Jean M Auel” 2 26 Jul 20, Auel is even contradicting her own canon now to further empower her pet character: You will cry once you’ve shlogged through your fortieth cave, complete with exhaustive descriptions iean the cave’s art and paintec physical structure, and you find that you still have forty more caves for Ayla to explore.


This is supposed to be the last book so the cover says and yet nothing felt resolved to me. The woman can do pretty much anything and everyone will applaud her. Correct non-goodreads author “Jean M Auel”. Even Ayla’s drug-induced “calling” was disappointing. They go in caves. When you are writing the verses to chants or songs in another language, especially sacred ones, do not, I repeat, do not try to make the words rhyme in English.

This was, hands down, the worst book I’ve ever finished. Lland given that it turns out this dalliance had been going on for some time.

But this was one of my least favourite in the series. 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, and above all, courage.

They have paintings in them. Ayla goes off and does it with someone else, during a festival where it is proper to do it with anyone you like. Ultimately, all writers know that that is what really matters. Your fans need an explanation This site uses cookies.

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Because they’re social creatures! As for other characters, they might as well just not be there at all.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nevertheless it forms a very satisfying conclusion to the books, and I’m not sure where else Ayla c Many of the criticisms levelled at this book by other reviewers have a certain amount of truth to them.


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But wait, do they have interesting conclusions to why the artists drew on the walls? And it’s not like the first two parts have any real importance to the last part. Apr 03, Mindy rated it it was ok. I couldn’t finish it. Nothing like making a stomach bug feel worse by reading a very disappointing book. But I think I might take a stab at this one. Ayla nearly dies, and is called back to life by a contrite and suddenly passionately loving Jondalar.

He went lower, found the entrance to her warm, wet cave and reached inside.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: View all 8 comments. Oand reveals to this cave-dwelling society that it isn’t spirits that make babies, it’s sex. Auel published in March This feels sloppy and hurried. Retrieved September 16, It surged up, until with volcanic release, it engulfed them. Someone needs to fix this book. She sees that she has wrecked the entire Mother Goddess religion and early Cro-Magnon culture with her insights about “men’s essence” thereby creating internal combustion engines, airplanes, freeways, Jersey Shoreand paintec Bush Administration.

This bison looks left. Cammina cammina, al campo tutte le notarono il ventre e le mammelle gonfi. The narrative of this caes, the underlying tone, makes it very clear that Ms.

See all 5 questions about The Land of Painted Caves…. As a matter of fact, I just started painred those parts. I only wish I didn’t have to suffer through the first pages to get to it.