13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
You won't want to put it down.,
This review is from: The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children) (Paperback)
Jean Auel was recommended to me by a friend, I borrowed a copy not thinking much of the blurb on the back. I was so wrong. I could not put it down. Despite being a avid reader few authors can capture my imagination enough to hold me attention for such a long book. Without ruining it for those who have not had the fortune to read it yet, Ayla is descibed so vividly that you can see her. You understand her and the rest of the characters, you even develop a healthy dislike for some of them. Yes it is a long book, but the descriptions of events, landscapes, plants, customs and cultures is such that you are there. Without realising it you will be drawn in and after that you have as much chance of avoiding the following books in the series as you have of growing an extra head.
Compellingly written, descriptive and beautifully set this book will not allow you to put it down and the wait for the next in the series will seem like an eternity.