[ Pdf The Plains of Passage ↠´ zen PDF ] by Jean M. Auel Ø This book should ve been called How to Pleasure Your Way Across Europe, Righting Injustices Along the Way.
I ve been meaning to do this write up since I finished the book over two weeks ago , but kept putting it off The Plains of Passage comes in at just under 800 pages, but they re 800 pages in which nothing much happens It s meant to chronicle the trip Ayla and Jondalar make from Ukraine to France on foot, across a glacier that takes over a year You end up feeling like you re there with them the entire time because it s so much nothing happening If you take out the minutiae of the scenery and plants and the Pleasures bits , I d be willing to bet this book would be less than 200 pages That s a whole lotta no Okay, good I liked this one slightly better than the last one Ayla and Jondalar have kissed and made up and are on their way back to his home in Zelandonii They meet some people, have some laughs, do it in the bushes, and show everyone they meet how awesome they are Also Ayla s superwoman transformation is complete The girl can learn languages almost immediately, control horses and wolves, she practically invented fire, sewing needles, is a master at her weapons of choice the sling, she can imitate animals, is a doctor pharmacologist botanist, she is absolutely stunning and all men desire her but of course she is humble and a dynamo in the sack, she is super strong and highly observant due to her clan upbringing I know I am forgetting something Oh Ayla, you obviously have me under some twisted spell I only have one book and I am through with you.
Jean M Auel S Enthralling Earth S Children Series Has Become A Literary Phenomenon, Beloved By Readers Around The World In A Brilliant Novel As Vividly Authentic And Entertaining As Those That Came Before, Jean M Auel Returns Us To The Earliest Days Of Humankind And To The Captivating Adventures Of The Courageous Woman Called Ayla With Her Companion, Jondalar, Ayla Sets Out On Her Most Dangerous And Daring Journey Away From The Welcoming Hearths Of The Mammoth Hunters And Into The Unknown Their Odyssey Spans A Beautiful But Sparsely Populated And Treacherous Continent, The Windswept Grasslands Of Ice Age Europe, Casting The Pair Among Strangers Some Will Be Intrigued By Ayla And Jondalar, With Their Many Innovative Skills, Including The Taming Of Wild Horses And A Wolf Others Will Avoid Them, Threatened By What They Cannot Understand And Some Will Threaten Them But Ayla, With No Memory Of Her Own People, And Jondalar, With A Hunger To Return To His, Are Impelled By Their Own Deep Drives To Continue Their Trek Across The Spectacular Heart Of An Unmapped World To Find That Place They Can Both Call Home 4 STARSAnother fabulous saga from Jean Auel s Earth s Children series I m really enjoying my trek across ancient Europe with Ayla and Jondalar, long as it may be And I never dreamed I d learn so much about glaciers Even though a good bit of this story took place between Ayla and Jondalar, alone as they made their way back to Jondalar s homeland, they did encounter several groups of people along the way Some good and some not so good But the two managed to get even closer to each other, and come to depend on each other in ways they had not done so before Also, they depended on their animals, and supported them throughout their journey I have a feeling that some serious issues are soon to follow, when they finally reach the land of the Zelandonii Like Ayla s acceptance I hope Jondalar is strong enough to stand up for the woman he loves Especially against his I get it The struggle of the longest journey The challenge came once I read it for the 3rd time yes I love the series that much.
then I realized I had to skip over 10 chapters, 13 23 as I flipped and scanned it was all a tedious and meticulous description of the landscape The same animals that roamed the stepps, from mammoths, to horses onagers, aurochs, deer, and mouflon, etc I enjoyed the natural geographic studies of these sections, as I would anybut I d already read it in the first three books and several times already in this one Although I agree with most people on the redundant quality of the descriptions presented here, I have to admit, it was necessary I mean, Ayla and Jonadalar were just as tired of traveling as the reader was It was needed to relate to the next book, to be ready to settle into a hearth I m still at the very, very beginning of the book, but see that one little star That s because the book essentially opens with an extremely graphic mammoth sex scene.
Oh, Jeanwhat am I going to do with you The books are published in this series, the less magical the life of Ayla and Jondalar becomes to me First of all I have the feeling that whole text passages are just copy pasted from a previous book s into this one, because in my opinion there is a lot of repetition These books are quite unique, and therefore it is not neccessary to repeat so much It is disturbing the reading process and has no use no book at least not one that I read or heard of looks like these There s no chance that one could mistake Ayla s journey with another main character s journey Apart from that, once you got into the books, there s no way that you could forget the main stream plot Here and there a detail will get lost, but not the overall picture.
It is a pity to me that the author choose to do so Or, if Auel chose different words Next in my reread of this series, and this is where I intended to stop I think I will go on with Shelters of Stone though, because I just don t feel done yet I will have to see how I feel about the final, dreaded book though.
I loved this one again, even if it is the travel book Jean has a tendency to info dump, something I didn t even know the meaning of ten years ago I still enjoy these, even without them really moving the plot forward Mostly I looked forward to when Ayla and Jondalar were among other people, and the unexpected encounters there These books follow a formula than I realized too, but there is an odd comfort in that.
I m going to add this is the first book I ve read on my new Kindle Paperwhite, and I ve got to say I did like the new backlight and generally feel of the Kindle It uses batte
Summary Ayla and Jondalar travel to his homeland.
Oh, you wanted me to be a bit specific Okay.
Summary Ayla and Jondalar head out to his homeland because while Ayla is supposed to sacrifice her newfound family, the Mamutoi, Jondalar can whine and complain to get what he wants They stumble upon Mammoths having sex, the Sharmudoi and the Ramudoi who almost immediately induct Ayla into their clan, a group of Femi Nazis aka, what many conservatives think Feminists are , a couple of Clan people, the Losadunai, and Jondalar s sister s people whoever the hell they are In the meantime, Ayla and Jondalar cross rivers, have lots of sex, chase after their damn animals, and talk about where babies come from actually, it s Jondalar doing a lot of the wondering where babies come from Ayla must have FINALLY come to grips with it.
NOTE I li Normally I don t bother with reviews but I decided this time I would I give this book 4 stars because despite so much repetition it was still a good read and I am eagerly getting to the next one After I read the last book and read some quite funny reviews about how often things were mentioned like we d forget I decided to keep a tally list for this book for some of the most frequently mentioned things Enjoy.
7 x we are told Ayla can control whinny with her muscles in her legs.
8 x we get long descriptions of trees.
7 x we are told how subtle clan language, nuances etc.
14 x we are reminded of the terrible pain Jondalar feels for Thonalon5 x we are told of Ayla s staggeringly beautiful smile.
10 whole scenes of pleasures Urgh.
9 x we are told Ayla