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The Clan of the Cave BearD mature her natural tendencies emerge putting her in the middle of a brutal and dangerous power struggleAlthough Jean Auel obviously takes certain liberties with the actions and motivations of all our ancestors her extensive research into the Ice Age does shine through especially in the detailed knowledge of plants and natural remedies used by the medicine woman and passed down to Ayla Mostly though this first in the series of four is a wonderful story of survival Ayla's personal evolution is a compelling and relevant tale. I really wanted to dig this book I have a burgeoning obsession with prehistory evolution and the antecedents of man and a tale of Cro Magnons and Neanderthals is exactly what I'd love to readSadly this book does not contain that taleInstead it's a goopy mess of inane metaphysics prurience for prurience's sake and a none too subtle dollop of racism as the blonde haired and light skinned heroine shows the primitive and darker skinned Neanderthals how to do well just about everythingThis is a white man's burden fantasy writ large and not writ very well

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Refer to as the Others Only their medicine woman sees in Ayla a fellow human worthy of care She painstakingly nurses her back to health a decision that will forever alter the physical and emotional structure of the clan Although this story takes place roughly 35000 years ago its cast of characters could easily slide into any modern tale The members of the Neanderthal clan ruled by traditions and taboos find themselves challenged by this outsider who represents the physically modern Cro Magnons And as Ayla begins to grow an. This was a great pick I thoroughly enjoyed this read Set during prehistoric times Ayla’s Home and her family are lost to a devastating earthuake Homeless and alone she wanders the land barely surviving until she is found by Iza a member of The Clan Ayla struggles to fit in and to be accepted by The Clan its customs foreign to her Their treatment of women being the main hurdle all women are below men in status expected to cook for the men never to ignore a direct order from a man and certainly never allowed to hunt As time progresses The Clan become accustomed to the different girl and she integrates But not everyone is so understanding Broud the son of the Clan leader hates Ayla fiercely and will do whatever necessary to bring her down With some scenes slightly shocking I couldn’t stop turning the pagesThis novel was full of vivid descriptions including the way cave people lived their local sources of food clothing and intricate belief system A wonderful selection of characters I was reminded of the Disney film ‘Brother Bear’ where each Clan member has a spirit totem in the form of an animal I was fully engrossed in this world and look forward to continuing it

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FREE READ Ë The Clan of the Cave Bear â Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThe Clan of the Cave Bear is the start of Jean M Auel's epic Earth's Children series When her parents are killed by an earthuake five year old Ayla wanders through the forest completely alone Cold hungry and badly injured by a cave lion the litLibrarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThe Clan of the Cave Bear is the start of Jean M Auel's epic Earth's Children series When her parents are killed by an earthuake five year old Ayla wanders through the forest completely alone Cold hungry and badly injured by a cave lion the little girl is as good as gone until she is discovered by a group who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear This clan left homeless by the same disaster has little interest in the helpless girl who comes from the tribe they. Ms Auel there are some things I’d like to talk to you about Be warned I’m uite angry because I keep reading your books for some bizarre reason and I cringe and tear my hair out in despair See you had a good story there – a little Cro Magnon orphan girl found and raised by Neanderthals I didn’t even care she turned out to be the smartest most beautiful ingenious little thing and the villain in the story was almost grotesue and cartoonish in his evildoing I knew no real harm would ever come Ayla’s way she would survive it all and meanwhile invent an iPhone It’s all ok it’s comfort reading after all It’s the writing I had many different problems with First of all – point of view The plentiful supply of drinking water kept dehydration from making its dangerous contribution to hypothermia the lowering of body temperature that brought death from exposure but she was getting weakI’m sorry what It’s 35000 BC I don’t want to hear things like ‘hypothermia’ or ‘diuretic’ or ‘evolution’ I didn’t need that foreshadowing of the 20th century I wanted a story as seen through the eyes of prehistorical people and I’d seriously take anything the author threw my way there would be no limits to my suspension of disbelief But since I had that constant running commentary that sounded like something from a BBC documentary I was forced to get out the story and look at it from a dispassionate modern point of view which inevitably led me to the conclusion that half of it was unbelievable bollocks All those primitive people with almost no frontal lobes and speech limited by undeveloped vocal organs but with huge brains—larger than any race of man then living or future generations yet unborn—were uniue They were the culmination of a branch of mankind whose brain was developed in the back of their heads in the occipital and the parietal regions that control vision and bodily sensation and store memoryNo You can’t put paragraphs like that in a STORY Did you copy it from an encyclopedia You're confusing research with copy pastingThe narrative finally jumped the shark when it implied that Neanderthal women were scared of learning new things because with their hereditary memory yeah me neither their children would keep having larger and larger heads which eventually would lead to difficult births and higher infant and mother mortality rate ergo decline of the race and evolutionary cul de sac No I’m serious And here is why Broud the villain hates Ayla but the real problem was she was not Clan Her brain followed different paths her full high forehead that housed forward thinking frontal lobes gave her an understanding from a different viewYes He hated her because of her forward thinking frontal lobes But when Auel gives the voice to Ayla her stream of conscience is even worse than the droning of the main narrator It’s like listening to someone on amphetamines I’ll dig some roots on the way back Iza says the roots are good for Creb’s rheumatism too I hope the fresh cherry bark will help Iza’s cough She’s getting better I think but she’s so skinny Uba’s getting so big and heavy Iza shouldn’t lift her at all Maybe I’ll bring Uba with me next time if I can I’m so glad we didn’t have to give her to Oga She’s really starting to talk now It’ll be fun when she gets a little bigger and we can go out together Look at those pussy willows Funny how they feel like real fur when they’re small like that but they grow out green The sky is so blue today I can smell the sea in the wind I wonder when we’ll be going fishing The water should be warm enough to swim in soon I wonder why no one else likes to swim The sea tastes salty not like the stream but I feel so light in it I can hardly wait until we go fishing I think I love sea fish best of all but I like eggs tooSecond – repetitions For god’s sake I know we homo sapiens sapiens don’t have as good memory as Neanderthals but I’m pretty sure your average human doesn’t need to have a piece of information repeated every five pages This book could easily be 150 pages without losing anything A perfect candidate for Reader’s Digest’s condesationsAnother problem – showing and then telling Because we all readers are completely dumb and we don’t get it I see you and Dorv put your slings to good use I could smell the meat cooking halfway up the hill” Brun continued “When we get settled in the new cave we’ll have to find a place to practice The clan would benefit if all the hunters had your skill with the sling Zoug And it won’t be long before Vorn will need to be trained” The leader was aware of the contribution the older men still made to the sustenance of the clan and wanted them to know it”Why was that last sentence needed This is exactly what the dialogue implied Ms Auel are you disrespecting meWe know that Ayla doesn’t remember ever seeing any humans that look like her only Neanderthals so it’s obvious she would have body image problems feel ugly big deformed It’s implied many times but just in case we don’t understand why a tall slim blue eyed blond girl might feel ugly Auel explains repeatedly For as long as she could remember Ayla had never seen anyone except people of the clan She had no other standard of measure They had grown accustomed to her but to herself she looked different from everyone around her abnormally differentOn top of that all sort of other random nonsense She simply hadn’t been able to grasp the concept of talking with movement That it was even possible had never occurred to her; it was totally beyond her realm of experienceReally She invents pretty much anything and understand calculus but has never seen anyone gesticulate That’s almost second nature to every human If you meet someone who speaks a different language and you try to communicate with them you almost automatically resort to gestures so don’t even give me that bullshit Yet another problem was that Auel obviously confused description with enumerations It’s not that there were too many descriptions in this book; it’s that they were all boring She even managed to make those little Neanderthal Olympic Games sound boring I’d love for someone to pay me to rewrite this whole thingAnd there were NO sexy scenes in this volume I am almost ashamed to admit that I also read book two and it was only around page 30 of the book three that I managed to snap out of it and decided I just couldn’t do it any longer It was like crack it was ruining my life