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post #91 of 111
My best friends uncle gave me this book The Clan of the Cave Bear. Its ok but its not something I have gotten into so far. I know he will feel bad if I don't read it. I just can't get into it!

Anyone else read it?
post #92 of 111
I enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear and the others in the series. If you don't want to read it, but want to fake it, I could give you a synopsis.


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I'm halfway through Nature Girl by Carl Hiassen (?sp). Very funny. I'm definitely going to check out his other books after this one.
My Favorite of his books is "Skin Tight" and "Strip Tease" was funny and soooo much better then the movie.
post #93 of 111
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I enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear and the others in the series. If you don't want to read it, but want to fake it, I could give you a synopsis.

I guess I am jsut not far enough into it. That and i haven't really been in the mood to read.
post #94 of 111
Or you might just not like it. I thought the author did a great job setting the scene and making the era come alive. On the fourth book though, my goodness, I had to do so much skipping ahead because there were only so many descriptions of grasslands and steppe vegetation I could possibly stand.

I just finished rereading all five of them yesterday.
post #95 of 111
You are right it is very detailed. I am only at the part where they pick up the little girl after she has the run in with the lion.
post #96 of 111
I am reading The Motive by John Lescroart. Not bad so far.
post #97 of 111
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I enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear and the others in the series. If you don't want to read it, but want to fake it, I could give you a synopsis.




My Favorite of his books is "Skin Tight" and "Strip Tease" was funny and soooo much better then the movie.

Thanks for the tip. I'll check them out next. And how about a synopsis of all the Auel books right before her next one comes out. There is no way I'm reading them all again.
I really do enjoy stories about premodern man. There was a whole series--People of the _____ that was interesting. They would start with an archeological find in the present and then go back in time to a story that would explain what they found. Can't think of the author though I think it was a husband and wife team.
post #98 of 111
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My best friends uncle gave me this book The Clan of the Cave Bear. Its ok but its not something I have gotten into so far. I know he will feel bad if I don't read it. I just can't get into it!

Anyone else read it?
Super book! Best in the series!
post #99 of 111
The first and second were my favorites, I thought the Mammoth Hunters was pretty good. Plains of Passage was long endless descriptions of grasses and other forms of flora. The Shelters of Stone upset me. It was a 12 year wait, and for what? Constant rehashing of the previous books. And excuse me, but if Jondalar got that upset with Ayla in VoH and flipped out to such an extreme regarding her association with the Clan and having given birth to a mixed child, how come his family's like, oh...so you were raised by the Clan...how interesting. And then another seventeen pages of more recap. I mean obviously his family's going to want to know what's up with this girl he brings home and who she is and what his travels were like, but the repetitions are never ending.
post #100 of 111
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The first and second were my favorites, I thought the Mammoth Hunters was pretty good. Plains of Passage was long endless descriptions of grasses and other forms of flora. The Shelters of Stone upset me. It was a 12 year wait, and for what? Constant rehashing of the previous books. And excuse me, but if Jondalar got that upset with Ayla in VoH and flipped out to such an extreme regarding her association with the Clan and having given birth to a mixed child, how come his family's like, oh...so you were raised by the Clan...how interesting. And then another seventeen pages of more recap. I mean obviously his family's going to want to know what's up with this girl he brings home and who she is and what his travels were like, but the repetitions are never ending.
...EXACTLY. I listened to the entire series on cd. And I did fast forward several times. It rehashed ALL the other books ad nauseum. I would have preferred missing some stuff for a plot that had more forward motion. Maybe that's why I like the first one best - no constant repeats!
post #101 of 111
I've been reading lots and lots of books lately.
I have started Lisey's Storey by Stephen King but its hard getting started on it.
An absolutely great book is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (hardcover only) I could not put it down!! Its a story about a reclusive writer tellin gher life story to a young biographer. Its also a debut novel-very good!!
And I can continuing on a scifi series by Alastair Reynold. Its the last one called Absolution Gap. I had to buy all the series at one time.
Another series that I have bought 4 more of the book is by Diane Gabaldon.
The first is Outlander. Set after WWII in the UK its about a married woman who mistakely goes back in time to the 1300? falls in love there and goes back. She has a child and can go back and forth between times. That the next book I am goin to read. The Broker by John Grishman was good too.
post #102 of 111
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I've been reading lots and lots of books lately.
I have started Lisey's Storey by Stephen King but its hard getting started on it.
An absolutely great book is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (hardcover only) I could not put it down!! Its a story about a reclusive writer tellin gher life story to a young biographer. Its also a debut novel-very good!!
And I can continuing on a scifi series by Alastair Reynold. Its the last one called Absolution Gap. I had to buy all the series at one time.
Another series that I have bought 4 more of the book is by Diane Gabaldon.
The first is Outlander. Set after WWII in the UK its about a married woman who mistakely goes back in time to the 1300? falls in love there and goes back. She has a child and can go back and forth between times. That the next book I am goin to read. The Broker by John Grishman was good too.
I loved the Outlander and the rest in the series. She's writing another one too and I can't wait!!!
post #103 of 111
Ok so many good reviews on The Clan I am going to try reading more. Right now!
post #104 of 111
Stephen Booth - The Dead Place

I am falling behind on reading!
post #105 of 111
Outlander is fantastic!
post #106 of 111
What? I didn't realise is was actually *possible* to read with some annoying little kitten walking all over the book claiming its his 'toy' *roll eyes*
post #107 of 111
I'm reading the second in the series of books where Jane Austin plays detective! Interesting series, written in the Jane Austin style
post #108 of 111
I'm 3/4 of the way through it and I know I'm going to be bawling by the end of the night...

Edit: oops seems as though I managed to delete half my post! So I'm reading Marley and Me - about the guy with the naughty labrador (aka "the worlds worst dog").

Fantastic book and as predicted I was bawling at the end!
post #109 of 111
I just LOVE the Outlander series. I was literally at the store first thing in the morning the day A Breath of Snow and Ashes came out.

I just got The Thirteenth Tale and The Birth of Venus from the library. The latter is by the same author as In the Company of the Courtesan which I was so looking forward to reading but I ended up quite disappointed by it. All the Amazon reviews said the Birth of Venus was better, so I'm going to give it a whirl.
post #110 of 111
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I'm 3/4 of the way through it and I know I'm going to be bawling by the end of the night...

Edit: oops seems as though I managed to delete half my post! So I'm reading Marley and Me - about the guy with the naughty labrador (aka "the worlds worst dog").

Fantastic book and as predicted I was bawling at the end!
I have this book and have been putting off reading it, not sure I can handle it
post #111 of 111
I'm reading two books right now, Driven to Distraction and Angel Cats. Both very good books.
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