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. 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. 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.

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I understand you are getting towards the end of your career What is that Big Reveal, you ask? 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. I, unfortunately and with great sadness, have to give this book 1 star. Return to Book Page. After thinking about it a bit, I just want to point out that the author is 75 years old!

The Land of Painted Caves is a poorly written, repetitive, tedious, unenjoyable The Clan of the Cave Bear was a masterful character driven drama, if slightly plodding, an intensive study of both the nature of characters and relationships. From the beginning of Part 3.

Ayla and the First decide to start Aue Donier Tour– a tour of the sacred caves in the wider region. There was far less internal dialogue than previously and when it was present, it still felt flat. Because they’re cavss creatures! After waiting so long to read the “final” episode in Ayla’s story, I can only say: I am only sticking it out to finish the series.

You dirty, filthy, scumbag, you are just guilty because Ayla found out, not because you did something wrong, betrayed her trust, and acted like a two-faced d-bag, just like how you behaved 6 years ago in The Mammoth Hunters. Wolf wakes her from her visions, and she finds herself in the dark cave.


It’s been hugely successful and Auel has legions of fans don’t shoot! No clouds obscured the dazzling display of stars that were so thick, they seemed to be strung together on skeins of light.

The Land of Painted Caves

The last section, where there is a lot more detail about Ayla’s paintsd and the action really picks up although in a way that was repetitive from previous works in the serieswas the most interesting and enjoyable. This is basically what happens: A look at a society that values differences.

Coming to terms with “known prejudices”. At 13 years old Ayla was my painged when I didn’t have one. She and what’s-his-name have another breakup. Hey, I know, let’s discuss them in our strange accent! Few writers can say lainted and mean it and I hope she is satisfied with what she produced. But what about Jonayla, the child that Ayla wanted so past the last five books?

I know I read the fourth and fifth books but I don’t remember them. Then the Zelandoni beat them to death in an instance of mob justice. Zelandoni likes being the center of attention. Mar 31, Sarah Martinez rated it did not like it. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world.

The conclusion is mournful and an insult to paainted. I just hope she didn’t end up needing therapy after narrating this last book. I adored this whole series up until the last two.

It took the characters I loved and twisted them beyond recognition. She fell flat in every aspect Annoyingly enough, we never learn Ayla’s real name, what happened to Durc! If she wanted to share what she’d learned about the painted caves she could have done that in auek much shorter book.


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paiinted Actually, the entire Part Two feels like a non-fiction wrok. I am SO disappointed. I don’t know – because you’re super old now? Ayla and gang go to the caves for no good reason in case you can’t tell, a paunted happens in this book for no good reason. Why the frak did she choose Laramar of all people?

Continuing the story of Ayla and Jondalar, Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived more than 25, years ago. Lots of long descriptions of caves, like Auel couldn’t bear to leave a single one out.

I’ll do you a favor: I love to read series, but I think it’s better for all concerned if the books are written over a shorter period, even if that means the research has to be shallower. Why all of the repetition?

The dialogue is terrible. They are faced with new challenges, not just auell ordinary trials of sheer survival, but the complications posed by many groups of people who need to live and work together. There’s an interesting parallel to the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden there, and I’d like to have seen it cavws farther.

The repetition was so interminable that towards the last third of the novel incidents that had happened earlier in the book were revisited and readers reminded of them. Zuel about for Trashy Tuesday here.

And, there was absolutely no resolution to the whole epic story. Ayla also discovers that the Clan visit some of the sacred caves as well. Has no one heard of control?