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Jean Auel

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Post by SGM » Sun March 27th, 2011, 7:56 am

[quote=""annis""] I discovered that her name is pronounced "Owl" amongst other things![/quote]

Ditto - She was interviewed on BBC 24-hour news yesterday and my main thought was -- oh, that's how you say it. It's only taken me 30 odd years to discover that. Apparently, she did much of her research in the Natural History Museum (my favourite museum in London - absolutely every school kid in the country does a visit to this museum).

I read the first four books and then lost interest. But that's better than my reading of Garabaldon. I read the first two of those but found them too irritating to continue (not least of which the dire dialogue). I found the Lord John books more bearable.
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 27th, 2011, 12:14 pm

[quote=""annis""]Radi NZ's Kim Hill did an interesting interview with Jean Auel the other day. I discovered that her name is pronounced "Owl" amongst other things!

Link here is anyone would like to listen
http://static.radionz.net.nz/assets/aud ... g-m048.asx

And no, life's too short struggle hrough Painted Caves :) I loved Clan of the Cave Bear, but became rapidly disillusioned with its successors- pure prehistorical romance (though I guess we can't call them bodice-rippers - fur-rippers maybe?)[/quote]

Thanks for posting that. There actually isn't much bodice ripping in this one, but then there's not much of anything else that happens either :(
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Post by Divia » Sun March 27th, 2011, 4:20 pm

I never read the books, but I remember see the movie when I was around 14 or so.

I was never interested in these books because the time period wasnt my thing.
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 27th, 2011, 4:26 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I never read the books, but I remember see the movie when I was around 14 or so.

I was never interested in these books because the time period wasnt my thing.[/quote]

Divia, I can promise you Auel is not an author for you. Clan of the Cave Bear maybe, but not beyond that. You think PG has a problem with repetition, you ain't seen nothing yet.
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Post by annis » Sun March 27th, 2011, 6:03 pm

Posted by SGM
I read the first four books and then lost interest. But that's better than my reading of Garabaldon. I read the first two of those but found them too irritating to continue (not least of which the dire dialogue). I found the Lord John books more bearable.
I think there's always a problem when authors (and/or maybe their readers) don't know when to just let it go. Quantity doesn't usually equal quality. It's one of my pet peeves about fantasy fiction series too. To be honest I really think anything more than a trilogy is generally a book too far :)

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Post by Divia » Sun March 27th, 2011, 9:56 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Divia, I can promise you Auel is not an author for you. Clan of the Cave Bear maybe, but not beyond that. You think PG has a problem with repetition, you ain't seen nothing yet.[/quote]

Oh dear! Well then I will keep away :)
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Post by Misfit » Wed April 6th, 2011, 11:33 am

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Post by Misfit » Sat May 28th, 2011, 8:31 pm

Jack's video review of Painted Caves part 2 here.
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Post by fljustice » Mon May 30th, 2011, 4:01 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.[/quote]

I missed this the first time around. Waaaaaay too funny! Also saw Jack's latest. Thanks for the links, Misfit!
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Post by Misfit » Tue June 14th, 2011, 12:31 am

Part III of the video review of Land of the Painted Caves is up.
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