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An unmissable read,
This review is from: The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children 1 (Paperback)The way that jean auel has constructed this book is wonderful. The story of the adventures of Ayla is an exciting and enthralling read, where you just can't put the book down. Even though it is set 30,000 years ago the characters are very real and complex. The detail that is given does not in anyway distract from the story, but allows you to understand how complex nature really is and allows you a new found respect for the planet.
Ayla goes though many struggles through out this book but where some people would of given up, ayla continues on, and on, and on, and on. Each time becoming stronger. The way in which the comparisons between aylas intuition of being one of the 'others' and the ways of the clan is brilliant, and comes to light when there is a conflict on interest and the way things are achieved. You put down this book ready to read the next book. The other books in the series are excellantly written, and by the end of each book I could not wait to get to the next one to see where aylas journey takes her. The 2nd book is a little slow but books 3,4 and 5 make up for it. Some people cant see past the sex in the books, but they don't understand that this book shows all parts of human life and that is just one of the aspects as the books deal with birth, death, love, hate, and most importantly adventure.