Top positive review
Unusual book, well worth a read. Thought provoking.
on 1 January 2014
This was recommended by a friend as we were discussing how we had both been forced to read 'Lord of the Flies' at school. This book is a better read, in many ways. It deals with a clash of cultures, in essence, and how progress has winners and losers. The focus of the book is a male 'neanderthal', though this is never stated, and his loss of the tribe to the new usurpers, whose speech and tool-making abilities give them the edge when it comes to survival in a world of limited resources.
Many modern parallels, if you think about it. Enjoyed reading it.