This is by far one of my favorite books. I have read this book a few times and will continue to re-read this classic. This fictional story of a girl born to the others and taken in by the clan has everything that someone could ask for in a novel. This book has always been hard for to put down. Ayla and her story is very captivating and as a reader you become invested in the characters stories and rooting for the outcomes. This book has sequels and all together equal a amazing read for any book lover. Adventure, love, tragedy, sorrow this book has everything and much much more....Continua
Un tuffo nel passato davvero emozionante.
Avevo letto Ayla e la valle dei cavalli all'età di 16 anni e ne ero rimasta ammaliata .Da poco ho scoperto che si trattava di una serie e approfittando del mio e-reader che mi permette di leggere di tutto a costi minimi non ho potuto fare a meno di riscoprire questo mondo preistorico così affascinante partendo dal primo libro. Bello non sono rimasta delusa.
I first read Clan of the Cave Bear back in the 1990s and it became my all time favourite book, it still is. While my preference for reading is fantasy/paranormal fiction, this book has a wow factor that makes me rate it so high.
The book about a cro magnon woman (Ayla) who loses her entire tribe and is found as a child by a clan of Neanderthals. She is then accepted by (most of) them and raised as one of their own. She has to learn their ways and traditions and while at first she is considered stupid as she does not hold their memories and it takes her longer to learn, before long it is clear to their spiritual leader that her race is far superior to theirs. Ayla is trained as a medicine woman and is eventually accepted as the woman who hunts. If you're looking for the kind of book that you can't put down, this is your read.
BTW - be willing to shed a tear or two.
The first of a well known saga. Entertaining! Sometimes too much description, too many details, but what an adventure.
Short of 5 stars.