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First mention of body functions. "Jonayla has wet her padding."
Apr 12, 2012 09:45AM
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OMG I AM ALMOST DONE I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE DONE IT!!!! Expect a review later tonight and a series review this weekend!
Apr 27, 2012 04:25PM
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"Ayla, give me a son. I love you!" BLECH
Apr 27, 2012 04:15PM
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"You can't die. Who will give me a son?" Jondalar, you are just too f@#$ing romantic for me!
Apr 27, 2012 04:12PM
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Potty Break #23: “[Ayla] was wearing an arrangement of straps that held on the absorbent pads stuffed with cattail fuzz stuffed between her legs. ‘It is either her moontime, or she is still bleeding from the miscarriage.’…The Danier checked to see if she needed to be changed, but it appeared she was at the end of her flow.”
Apr 27, 2012 03:37PM
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"There is nothing you can do, Ayla. It is your destiny!" Hm, sounds a bit familiar...

Apr 27, 2012 03:08PM
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Second to last disc. Ayla is high as a kite. I can't wait to end, this book is like a nightmare.
Apr 27, 2012 02:54PM
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"Jondalar was born to grow into a 6'6" tall, well-formed, incredibly handsome man, with an unconscious charisma enhanced by a vividly intense shade of blue eyes." #1: Everything in that statement is about Jondalar's LOOKS, not about his MIND. #2: Charisma (m-w.com): a special magnetic charm or appeal. What is so charming or appealing about Jondalar, other than his looks?
Apr 27, 2012 01:41PM
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"She felt utterly betrayed. But Jondalar hadn't meant to betray her; he wanted to keep her from finding out so she wouldn't be hurt." It's okay for Jonalar to act out of a jealous rage, but if AYLA does, oh, no, no, what a WICKED EVIL WOMAN. HOW DARE YOU DEMAND A MAN TO CONTROL HIS URGES AND NOT F@#$ THE FIRST WOMAN HE SEES!!! And this is supposedly an "equal" society! BAH!
Apr 27, 2012 01:37PM
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Must...finish...book...TODAY!
Apr 27, 2012 01:23PM
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So if Jondalar had killed Laramar, would the Zelandani have killed him, like they killed the Rapey McRapester band in Part Two? If they don't, seems a bit unfair!
Apr 27, 2012 10:48AM
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message 18: by Iset (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset Oh joy.


message 17: by Kerrie (new)

Kerrie Wait... JONAYLA???

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Crystal Starr Light Kerrie wrote: "Wait... JONAYLA???

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Yes, Jonayla.

Because it was the essence of Jondalar's organ that created her!!


Misfit Such a clever name, eh? Not.


message 14: by Rachel (BAVR) (new)

Rachel (BAVR) Jonayla. That reminds me of something horrible. Renesmee. Freaking hell, Auel and Meyer are one and the same! O.O


Crystal Starr Light I want votes! Which is worse: Jonayla or Renesmee?

My vote is for Renesmee. Jonayla is still stupid, but it sounds like a lot of the other names for people (like Lorayla and Loralda), at least according to the narrator. I wouldn't have a CLUE how to pronounce Renesmee.


message 12: by Iset (last edited Apr 12, 2012 02:23PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset Are you sure I can't vote for hating both? Smushed together names are usually rubbish. Sure, people want to honour two different forebears, but seriously, they should only go with it if the blend actually WORKS. If it sounds horrid and doesn't blend, don't do it!


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Renesmee. Hands down. At least Ayla and Jondalar have the excuse of being cave people.


Misfit Ceridwen wrote: "Renesmee. Hands down. At least Ayla and Jondalar have the excuse of being cave people."

Lol. You have a point there.


message 9: by Iset (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset Cave people had the same mental faculties as we do today - I'm not sure I can excuse Ayla and Jondalar.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh I was just resorting to stereotype for humorous effect - and no, I don't excuse Jonayla. That's a bloody awful name, in any time period.


message 7: by Crystal Starr Light (last edited Apr 12, 2012 03:39PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Crystal Starr Light Isis wrote: "Cave people had the same mental faculties as we do today - I'm not sure I can excuse Ayla and Jondalar."

Question that slightly changes the subject:

So there is a part where Zelandani teaches the acolytes to count higher than ten using their hands. I thought Ayla's reaction was particularly dull and kinda insulting (although I am glad she didn't event counting this way). Would it really be so hard for these people to count beyond 10? Would using one hand to count 5's instead of 1's be such a startling concept? It just seems to be making these people look stupid...


message 6: by Iset (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset I shudder at the utterance of either Jonayla or Renesmee.

No it certainly wouldn't, and I when I read that scene I felt sure that this was a skill people would have learnt much sooner, as children (after all, they'd have to be able to count prey in a herd, kills made, supplies stocked etc.) - not much later as in that scene and as some kind of big revelation. There are tally stick artefacts too which show that they knew how to count and so on. Ah, I've just remembered, in Lost Civilisations of the Stone Age which I read recently, there's even one artefact with tally markings which can be used in several ways to make some rather complex mathematical calculations! I was impressed.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Did you see this? Apparently mammoths were gingers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/sc...


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I mean, off topic, but still cool.

I feel a little insulted by how Auel characterizes the thought process of everyone in these books. The Neanderthals, at least she was stuck in bad 80s scholarship, but the humans? For serious, they knew where babies came from.


Crystal Starr Light Isis wrote: "I shudder at the utterance of either Jonayla or Renesmee.

No it certainly wouldn't, and I when I read that scene I felt sure that this was a skill people would have learnt much sooner, as children..."


You know, that's kinda what I thought. I mean, their being dumbfounded and astonished at this new counting revelation is absurd and insulting.

Way cool that they could do complex math though! (I am a nerdy math girl :) )

Ceridwen wrote: "Did you see this? Apparently mammoths were gingers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/sc..."


Wow, I did NOT know that!!

Ceridwen wrote: "I mean, off topic, but still cool.

I feel a little insulted by how Auel characterizes the thought process of everyone in these books. The Neanderthals, at least she was stuck in bad 80s scholarsh..."


The "Where do babies come from?" conversation goes on WAY too long. And I don't think that Ayla would be the ONLY one who thought that. It doesn't take much to be able to put two-and-two together.

Another thing they don't understand/know that sorta astound me is the spear thrower. It's like these guys have NEVER invented ANYTHING. Humans are just naturally curious; I would have thought one of them (besides meathead Jondalar) would have thought of trying a new way to hunt.


message 2: by Rachel (BAVR) (new)

Rachel (BAVR) I'll put my vote in for Renesmee. That name still gives me indigestion, and I read the stupid book 3 years ago.


message 1: by Iset (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset Yep, I read this article. Sorry guys I never posted it on here! I just kinda think people here wouldn't be interested, or at least, not being in academic circles like me, might be bored by those kind of things! Do you guys want me to link to stuff like that in my updates from now on, if I see anything interesting?

I honestly think they would have figured out that sex leads to babies. They might have thought the pregnancy process had some kind of spiritual, magical power, but they would have connected one to the other, I think.

If you go through the inventions that Ayla and Jondalar make in the process of the series, btw, you can see that these items were invented millennia apart and were found in completely different places. I can give you a rundown if you like? Lol, I ask because this is just the sort of thing I could talk about but am unsure if people find boring.


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