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Jean Auel and The Earth Children Series
« on: July 04, 2005, 09:42:33 AM »

Just out of curiosity how many people of read these stories and what did you think of them?

If you don't know them it's a series of books set about 35,000 to 25,000 years ago when "cavemen" were running around. The main character is a Cro-Magnon girl whose parents die in an earthquake and she is found and raised by a clan of Neaderthals. The series starts with "Clan of the Cave Bear" and follows her growing up and eventaully setting out on her own to find her own people, befriending and taming a wild horse and a mountain lion cub in the process.

Please don't be discouraged by that! Imho they have been exquisitly researched, written and well worth the read!

So what does every one else thing of them?

I think I may read these again next. It's been a while.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2005, 09:59:29 AM »

I read the first 4 books, still need to read the 5th book.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2005, 10:40:34 AM »

I read all of them. Quite a while ago. I cant remember much about it, xcept that it was fun to read. So I supose it was a good serie.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2005, 11:10:38 AM »

I loved the first 4, and waited for the 5th to come out for ages! (like 12 years or something) and then it was such a dissapiontment! Ayla seemed a completely different person, and I thought everything was just a bit "over the top". I just don't believe such a society could exist there,  too many people in one place. That doesn't happen anywhere they went before... And in the first 4 books there are a lot of things that make you think Ayla is somehow important...and now she is just a woman, fitting in. maybe a bit special, but not as different as the previous books make you believe.

oh, and I think there's too many sex-scenes...did she write those to sell more books? I have nothing agains a well-written sex-scene that fits into the story..but Auel overdoes things a bit.

But i am going to read the next 2 books (if they ever see the light...) just to see how the story ends. And I do have a bit of hope things will get better in the next 2(?) books. The first four books were wonderfull, so you never know!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2005, 07:57:22 PM »

/me haughtilly turns his back

pfff
girls books!

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2005, 03:19:27 PM »

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Well I think that's a little harsh.  :elf_smile: Is there any particular reason or dont you just like female lead characters? or is it because they aren't main stream "High fantasy"

Actually Fay, I had forgoten about "those" scenes. No! Honest! It's been a while since I last read them.

I also didn't realise there were supposed to be more books in the series, (if they get written... I hope so!)

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2005, 10:30:06 AM »

It's not that I don't like female leads. I love the Pern books, e.g.
I just have a heavy (largely unbased) prejudice against the Clan of the Cavebear. I know that's a bit dumb; but hey! A guy is entitled to a few stupid prejudices, and this is quite an innocent one. :)
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 10:29:24 AM »

For those interested, the last and final book in the Earth Children Series is apparently being published this year.

It's title is "The Land of Painted Caves"
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