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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Correct non-goodreads author “Jean M Auel”. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

The Land of Painted Caves

What about the time and energy all of this took, on top of which she was now training the one she believed would follow in her footsteps? She could also pick up sounds above the range of normal hearing and feel the deep tones of those that were below. It took the characters I loved and twisted them beyond recognition. Auel could have come through it with a little more grace and dignity, with some recognition that she was not alone in this endeavor, that there are millions of us out here who needed this story cavea be You are commenting using your WordPress.

For paintex thing, have I just grown out of this kind of novel, or did these books always read like an animated textbook? E tra le figlie di Uwa vi furono anche altre vergini madre che misero alla luce uomini famosi.


She was born with heightened acuity in all her senses That final pages brings back old friends and presents new challenges while wrapping up the series with a satisfying ending. View all 76 comments. After delivering the baby, Ayla travels to the Summer Meeting. I have never, ever seen an author turn on their protagonist in such a blatant and hostile way.

Lots of long descriptions of caves, like Auel couldn’t bear to leave a single one out. Fade out on them swimming in the river, happily ever after. Open Preview See a Problem? You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Read it Forward Read it ppainted. My final hope is that I have stirred your curiosity enough to peek your desire have your own marathon. It made me sad that this book ended on such a negative note; that instead of Ayla contributing somehow to the future of mankind as had been teased throughout the sagashe was the singular cause of its eventual “downfall”into a patriarchal system.

The Land of Painted Caves (Earth’s Children, #6) by Jean M. Auel

What a great character. It’s like she wrote many little segments each as a standalone and then just stuck them together. They look at more paintings. Inspired by Your Browsing History.


I found typos and strange grammatical errors throughout but they got more frequent and worse cavees the end of the book, really giving the impression that the actual plot really was just hastily tacked onto the end.

The rituals themselves bring her close to death. What amazing, unputdownable book am I talking about? But regurgitating research pell-mell into a novel without good characters, a plot, and decent writing does NOT make a story. I have never seen an author who was so incredibly untrue to her characters. It is an execrable lan for a novel.

Land of Painted Caves was just She stood up for herself, endured many trials, and was a survivor just like I was Nevertheless it forms a very satisfying conclusion to the books, and I’m not sure where else Ayla could have ended up in her life given the events of the previous books.

This has to be the biggest bomb I’ve ever seen for a long-anticipated book by a popular author. It would be nice if she did write more in the series. That was none other than Clan of the Cave Bear.