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Old Apr 25 2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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Jean M. Auel--Earth's Children The Land of Painted Caves

The Land of Painted Caves: A Novel (Earth's Children) [Hardcover]
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I was hunting up some else when I came across this. Its been a long time comming.
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Old Apr 25 2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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I am reading this now, So far it is prety much like all the others. I am not far into it yet but she still repeats a lot of the same info from the previous books over and over again.
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Old Apr 25 2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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I actually found this forum from the Auel board. #s 1 & 2 were great, #s 3 & 4 good, #5 was ho hum, and this one is just tedious. A very disappointing final book of series after a 12 year wait!
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Old Apr 26 2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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everyone on the Auel board forum is dissapointed by book 6. I didn't even bother to finish reading it properly. Maybe after a while I try again
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Old Apr 26 2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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I've got this book reserved through the library.
There are 65 names ahead of me

So this one is full of deeds of derring-do and pages of graphic sex too, is it?
I expect I will read it very fast.
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Er, no, it's not. It is filled with pages and pages and pages of descriptions of cave paintings and cave formations and cave noises and cave . . . You get the idea?

JA was obviously VERY impressed by the beautiful caves she saw in France, unfortunately as written descriptions it just doesn't hack it. And the last third of the book, while more active, is just a weak and sh1tful outcome to the series we all loved.
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Having a hard time with this book, It is rather boring, I don't have that, I really want to get back to the book feeling.
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Old Apr 27 2011, 08:43 AM   #8
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everyone on the Auel board forum is dissapointed by book 6. I didn't even bother to finish reading it properly. Maybe after a while I try again
I googled: " pre historic caves in France", then you can clic on the site of Lascaux and some others. You can virtualy wander around in the caves en admire a lot of the paintings.
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I am waiting to read this when my mum is finished with her copy. She is only about 2 chapters in, but she says she's enjoying it so far.

I loved the 1st two books, didn't think much of the 3rd, and didn't even finish the 4th one. I would like to see how it ends though.

Did anyone ever see the REALLY bad movie they made of the of the Clan of the Cave Bear? It had Darryl Hannah in it, and it was AWFUL!
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Old Apr 28 2011, 05:18 PM   #10
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It was well and truly awful, but what do you expect when you take such a large book and try to make a 2-hour movie out of it, especially when it's something that lacks verbal communication? I don't know that there was much that could be done with the book to make a good movie with those restrictions. Some books just aren't suitable for visual media.
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It was well and truly awful, but what do you expect when you take such a large book and try to make a 2-hour movie out of it, especially when it's something that lacks verbal communication? I don't know that there was much that could be done with the book to make a good movie with those restrictions. Some books just aren't suitable for visual media.
True. But it was REALLY bad!!

I may own it on DVD, but then again it would be embarressing to say that, wouldn't it... ? Hmmm. I don't own it. Nope. No siree, not me.
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I liked the first book, disliked the second and started hating the series after that. It is one of the few series I gave away to just get rid of it and I would not recommend them to anybody or maybe I would if they promised to stop reading after the first book.
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Wow! What a surprise! I didn't know there was a sixth book! I've still got the fifth book to finish which I had assumed the last one. I suppose the story is similar as the books go on but its a series that you can't leave half way.
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Old Nov 6 2011, 04:36 AM   #14
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Wow! What a surprise! I didn't know there was a sixth book! I've still got the fifth book to finish which I had assumed the last one. I suppose the story is similar as the books go on but its a series that you can't leave half way.
well book 6 I could very happy leave half way. (and I did too)
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I guess, but I can never leave a book half way, even if it's not as good as the others, curiousity always gets the better of me.
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I read them all to the last one (6th). I liked the first two, and after that it just went all around the same subject. I didn't want to buy the last one. Didn't want to waste money on that.
And yes, I did watch the movie, although a long time ago. I don't remember a lot of it... maybe I should watch it again. Although, judging by your critics, I'll only do so when I don't have ABSOLUTELY nothing else to do.
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I liked the first two. The third was okay but started getting repetitious. When an author copy-pastes almost complete chapters from her own previous book, you know she's in trouble. The fourth was far too long and yeah, repetitious. The fifth was a bit better in my view, when they finally met Jondalar's people. The final one had too many cave descriptions and too many repetitions of The Mother's Song, but the conclusion was pretty much one I'd seen coming since book three.
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